Bangkok, 22 Jul 09
The Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information (DPI), Mr. Kiyotaka Akasaka, has announced that the annual meeting of the United Nations Communication Group (UNCG) will be held in Shanghai at the Expo 2010 United Nations Pavilion in June next year.
Washington, 16 Jul 09
Around 50 people from over 20 organizations met at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offices to discuss plans for the main celebration of World Habitat Day on 5 October 2009.
Lira, Uganda, 15 Jul 09
New homes built by UN-HABITAT for teachers in the district of Lira in northern Uganda will attract female teachers in a community recovering from two decades of war and in need of strong female role models, say local school inspectors.
Nairobi,Kenya, 13 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT and the Kenya National Library Services have signed a new library deal whereby cargo containers will be used to serve poor communities. The idea of the Container Library Project, a first of its kind in Kenya, is to help people living in informal settlements get access to reading material, business and education opportunities.
Tijuana, 10 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT warned an international seminar in the Mexican city of Tijuana this month that it is essential for ordinary people to be better informed on how to deal with post-disaster situations.
Nairobi, 3 Jul 09
The new Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Seyed Ali Sharifi Sadati, on Thursday presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2 Jul 09
A workshop on Climate Change and Urban Planning was held in Rotterdam between 28 and 30 May. The workshop was organized by The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam and the Commonwealth Association of Planners in collaboration with UN-Habitat through its Sustainable Urban Development Network (SUD-Net).
Nahr El Bared, 30 Jun 09
For the victims of the 2007 conflict in Nahr El Bared, there are better reasons to look forward to market day, thanks to a new local mart targeting producers, farmers and craftsmen.