Geneva, 25 Nov 10
Un Techo Para mi Pais (A roof for my country), a youth-led NGO and winner of the Scroll of Honour in 2009, won the Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer award for mobilizing 250,000 young volunteers to build of more than 73,000 transitional housing for families in slums or affected by natural disasters, and for transferring its innovative approach to 19 countries across Latin America.
Hangzhou, China, 5 Oct 10
Senior Chinese leaders and experts from around the world on Wednesday warned that the challenge of urbanisation facing the world is perhaps one of the greatest confronting humanity.
Maputo, 28 Sept 10
In a bid to raise awareness about disaster mitigation and awareness, the UN-HABITAT team in Maputo, Mozambique, are holding a special World Habitat Day event with the country’s National Institute for Disaster Management in the very zone where floods brought on by heavy rains have struck in recent years with devastating impact.
Nairobi, 6 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT on Monday announced the winners of its 2010 Scroll of Honour, the UN's most prestigious award in human settlements development. The awards, which honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving living conditions in towns and cities, will be bestowed on World Habitat Day.
New York, 8 May 09
With half of humanity now living in an urban environment, the world is at the dawn of a new urban era. Expo 2010 in Shanghai, under the theme “Better City, Better Life”, is the first global exposition dedicated to the potential and the problems of urban living in the 21st century.