Brussels , 22 Oct 13
During the 11th European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels, UN-Habitat launched its latest regional report - The State of European Cities in transition 2013: Taking Stock After 20 Years of Reform.
Colombo, 22 Oct 13
Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa led the national World Habitat Day Celebrations at a ceremony held at the Soysapura Housing Scheme grounds in Moratuwa. The event, which drew the participation of thousands from the busy suburb of Colombo, marked the launch of a stamp commemorating the day.
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21 Oct 13
The Government of Australia provided AUD 1,000,000 (LKR 126 million) to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to support Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Preparedness Plans for the cities of Ratnapura, Batticaloa, Kalmunai and Balangoda. The plans for each city were officially launched at the BMICH in Colombo today.
Nairobi, 18 Oct 13
UN-Habitat has joined the Open Aid Partnership, a World Bank-led initiative that brings together development partners, governments, civil society organizations, foundations, and the private sector to improve aid transparency and effectiveness.
Port-au-Prince, 17 Oct 13
Nearly four years after the devastating earthquake laid Port-au-Prince to ruins, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos this week visited the city and toured projects implemented by the agency in the metropolitan area.
Nairobi, 17 Oct 13
Professionals from diverse finance institutions, academia, architects and real estate associations gathered at the Strathmore University in Nairobi last month, to discuss innovative ways to financing energy and resource efficient buildings in the East Africa.
Nairobi, 16 Oct 13
UN-Habitat, in partnership with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) has delivered important training for local government training institutions in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. 20 participants attended the event from municipal organizations, NGOs, universities and other institutions that provide training to local governments throughout the region.
Lokoja, Nigeria, 11 Oct 13
The partnership between The Kogi State Government of Nigeria and UN-Habitat was strengthened with the signing on Thursday of USD 1.3 Million an agreement of cooperation focusing on structural plan and urban renewal for the state.