Shanghai, 4 Jun 10
Yesterday, the United Nations Pavilion held a “Dream of a smoke-free city” celebration. Mark Rowswell, the Commissioner General of the Canada Pavilion which has committed to the anti-smoking campaign, presided over the ceremony.
Nairobi, 24 May 10
Some 14 young people from the informal settlements of Kibera, Githogoro in Nairobi and Athi River in Mavoko, Kenya have benefitted from a painting skills training in economic water and oil paints.
Rio de Janeiro, 23 May 10
UN-HABITAT became a member of the Inter-American Coalition for the Prevention of Violence, during the fifth World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which took place from March 22 to 26.
Shanghai, 21 May 10
Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, launched the agency’s report on culture “Investing in Cultural Diversity & Intercultural Dialogue” at the United Nations Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.
Shanghai, 20 May 10
In advance of International Biodiversity Day on 22nd May, Chinese Man and the Biosphere National Committee held a Forum on Sustainable Development and Biodiversity and the 12th China Biosphere Reserve Network Conference in the United Nations Pavilion at Shanghai Expo
Shanghai, 18 May 10
The United Nations Pavilion welcomed its 100,000th visitor this morning. After a short wait, the surprised winner passed through the doors to the pavilion at around 11 a.m. The lucky visitor Ms. Wu, who comes from Jiangsu Province, was warmly welcomed by the UN Pavilion Commissioner General Awni Behnam and Pavilion Director Jianguo Shen.
Shanghai, 17 May 10
Why not rest your feet in the United Nations pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo and try a cup of Chinese tea! This weekend, the China Tea Association launched its exhibition of ten famous Expo teas and formally took its place in the United Nations pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.
Nairobi, 14 May 10
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund is growing increasingly popular with youth groups across the developing world judging by a 40 percent rise in applications over last year. Among regions showing the largest increase in applications are Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia.