Geneva, 2 Jun 13
UN-Habitat and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration in urban drainage management. The MOU was signed by the Executive Director of the association, Mr. Olivier Vion, and Mr. Andre Dzikus, the Coordinator of Urban Basic Services at UN-Habitat.
Geneva, 28 May 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, on Sunday delivered the main keynote speech on the occasion of the 60th World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Geneva.
Nairobi, 17 Apr 13
UN-Habitat and The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) on Tuesday signed a Partnership Agreement which aims at supporting cities in developing sustainable urban transport systems with a focus on public transport.
Nairobi, 16 Apr 13
UN-Habitat- Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday jointly launched one of the first Bicycle sharing concepts in Africa at the United Nations Headquarters in Gigiri. This took place after the official UN-Habitat Governing Council Opening session.
Addis Ababa, 25 Oct 12
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed an MOU with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach and advocacy in sustainable urban mobility.
Brussels, 30 Nov 11
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and UN-HABITAT have joined hands to help improve urban mobility in cities around the world many of which are growing increasingly polluted by vehicle exchaust often because of poor public transport.
Nairobi, Kenya, 19 Oct 11
A Nairobi Smarter Cities round-table organized under the auspice of the IBM 'Smarter Cities Initiative' explored ways to prepare Nairobi for rapid urban growth, including intelligent transport systems.
Nairobi, 12 Jul 11
With the passage of an new constitution last year, Kenya in on the threshold of many new changes especially in terms of planning processes, particularly decentralization of responsibilities.
Lisbon, 24 Jun 11
More than 77 countries and representatives of international organizations including UN-HABITAT attended the annual meeting of the African Development Bank early June in a new quest for sustainable growth on the continent.
UN-HABITAT was one of the participant institutions at the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) organized International Transport Forums' (ITF) 2011 annual summit held here last week.
Nairobi, 13 Apr 11
More than 50 representatives of local governments met in Nairobi on Sunday to discuss urban mobility and sustainable urban transport options aimed at reducing pollution, reducing congestion, conserving energy and helping make cities greener. Local authorities agreed at the meeting to make urban mobility around the world their priority for the year 2011.
Seville, 27 Mar 11
Promoting expanded use of the bicycle in cities of developing countries and emerging economies needs not only extensive construction of better urban infrastructure and facilities but also a range of corresponding measures in urban and transport planning, experts at an international workshop agreed last week.
Nairobi, 18 Jan 11
With start-up meetings held in Nairobi, Kampala and Addis Ababa in January, UN-Habitat and UNEP have launched a new regional model initiative to promote the implementation of sustainable urban transport solutions in East African Cities.
Nairobi, 4 Nov 10
Members of the new Transport and Environment Science Technology (TEST) Network met late last month at the UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss transport and environment research challenges in sub-Saharan African countries.
Copenhagen, 19 Dec 09
National governments must give cities the support they need to tackle climate change impacts, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka said at the end of the marathon climate change talks in the Danish capital.
Copenhagen, 17 Dec 09
Mayors and local authority leaders from around the world this week demanded more say in climate change negotiations because the majority of people live in towns and cities. Their appeal came as the world waited with bated breath for news of the outcome of the global climate talks in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen, 15 Dec 09
Cities are one of the battle fronts where the war against the effects of climate change must be fought and won, a discussion forum bringing together several UN agencies said Monday.
Fukuoka, 10 Dec 09
UN agencies this week said they were concerned at the lack of progress in addressing planning, housing, sanitation, waste management and environmental pollution in urban areas of countries in the Pacific. They raised the alarm after a series of fact-finding missions.
Helsinki, 5 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has signed a comprehensive memorandum with the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) to give new impetus to research and monitoring of global urban transport trends.
Bayamo-Cuba, 20 Jul 04
The Cuban city of Bayamo, facing a growing local public transport problem, has found an unusual solution: bringing back horse-drawn carriages of a French vintage first used in Bayamo at the beginning of the last century
Bayamo-Cuba, 16 Apr 03
Cuba’s second oldest city, Bayamo, has signed up to a new Urban Pact supported by UN-HABITAT and the government of Belgium designed to tackle a range of environmental problems that have been slowing its development.
Copenhagen, Denmark (June 22-25, 2010),
Velo-city is the world’s largest cycle-planning conference. Initially established as a European bicycle planning conference in 1980, the 2010 meeting held in Copenhagen, Denmark brought the international bicycle community together for the first time. Velo-city Global 2010 gathered all those involved in policy, promotion and provision for bicycles.