Juba, 1 Nov 11
It was both tears and joy as the world's youngest nation celebrated its first ever World Habitat Day. This celebration comes at a time when newly independent South Sudan is embarking on reconstruction after years of stagnation and underdevelopment caused by a protracted civil war.
Seoul, 27 Oct 11
UN-HABITAT said this week it had signed an agreement with the Booyoung Group of the Republic of Korea whereby the construction-centered corporation will provide the agency with USD 3 million over the next decade to promote urban development and habitat improvement in Africa.
Nairobi, 27 Oct 11
The two Sudans met in Nairobi a fortnight ago and agreed to enhance cooperation and promote mutual partnership for the good of the two neighbours since they became separate countries in July.
Yangon, 25 Oct 11
Myanmar, a country prone to natural hazards, has shown positive progress in the areas of early warning, emergency preparedness and responses in recent years. Now, the Government is stepping up cooperation with global and regional partners to reach its long-term target of becoming a disaster resilient country.
Nairobi, 25 Oct 11
"Losing Your Home" is an important and long overdue book, which I warmly welcome and recommend to the worldwide readership that it addresses and fully deserves. This book offers us a fresh and compelling look at one of the global and still unheralded enough crisis of our times: the increasing eviction and displacement of large numbers of people – no less than tens of millions every year – who are uprooted from their houses mostly without receiving the support they need for rebuilding their lives from society as a whole. Every reader stands to benefit from studying it. Click here to read the entire review from Michael M. Cernea, Brookings Institution NR Senior Fellow, and Research Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at George Washington University
Nairobi, 24 Oct 11
More than 50 participants converged in Nairobi recently to exchange views, knowledge and ideas on the future role of UN-HABITAT with respect to preventing, monitoring and assessing the impact of forced evictions globally.
Nairobi, 24 Oct 11
Mr. Raul Rodriguez Ramos, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 24 October 2011.
Kallaru, Sri Lanka , 24 Oct 11
The Australian Government, in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), has assisted 3,785 returnee families to reconstruct or repair their damaged houses in the districts of Vavuniya, Mullaitivu and Killinochchi under the ‘Shelter Support to conflict Affected IDPs in Northern Sri Lanka’ Project.
Nairobi , 20 Oct 11
Kenyan youth representing 24 local NGOs working with young people came together last week to deliberate and provide input into the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20), to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from June 4-6, 2012.