Cape Town, South Africa, 17 Feb 09
The world’s urban population is expected to double in just over a decade with an additional 1,5 billion people moving into the world’s towns and cities, according to Lars Reutersward, the director of UN Habitat’s Global Division.
Baluchistan, Pakistan, 17 Dec 08
For the residents of the south western Pakistan region of Baluchistan, a bleak winter was a looming reality until an intervention by UN-HABITAT helped them to put roofs over their heads. A winter in the open with the attendant calamitous effects would have been a double disaster for the 800 families residing in the mountainous area who suffered a huge blow last October after a devastating earthquake hit the area.
Poznan, Poland, 11 Dec 08
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said the world had to avoid backsliding in the fight against global warming and devise a "Green New Deal" to fix the twin climate and economic crises.
Poznan, Poland, 10 Dec 08
Mayors and local authorities representing cities around the world this week urged delegates attending a milestone session of climate change talks to ensure that cities are kept high on the agenda given that they are home to half the world's population...
Lilongwe, Malawi, 9 Dec 08
The first Malawi Urban Forum, held in Lilongwe from 8-9 December, brought close to 200 stakeholders to seek solutions to what is considered to be the most significant demographic and poverty dynamic in Malawi today...
Baghdad, Iraq, 3 Dec 08
The director of UN-HABITAT’s Regional Office for African and Arab States, Mr. Aloiune Badiane visited Baghdad during the last week of November, marking the first visit by a senior official of the agency since 2003.
Kisii, Kenya, 2 Dec 08
Participants drawn from over ten African countries came together in the western Kenyan town of Kisii for a UN-HABITAT sponsored training in basic skills in low cost water quality testing.
Nanjing, China, 1 Dec 08
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and UN-HABITAT jointly organized a Round Table event for Habitat Partner Universities during the Fourth Session of the World Urban Forum. The event was attended by 40 universities from across the globe who discussed the way forward for the Habitat Partner University collaboration.