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, Kenya, 17 Oct 11
Ms. Sofie From-Emmersberger, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Finland to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 7 October 2011.
Gangwon , 15 Oct 11
Urban planners and decision-makers from 10 Asian countries concluded a course on cities and climate change adaptation. The course which focused on vulnerability assessment and climate change action plans helps cities improve their planning and response to climate change.
Nairobi, 12 Oct 11
Lebanon marked World Habitat Day 2011 with a special conference on access to housing held under the auspices of the Minister of Social Affairs. The day-long event aimed to raise awareness and promote debate on pressing urban issues and challenges in Lebanon, particularly those related to access to housing.
Nairobi , 12 Oct 11
Building on its existing collaboration with the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC) in the Korean Gangwon Province, UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos signed a new 5 year agreement with the Governor of Gangwon Province Moon-soon Choi to continue the agency's support to the Centre.
Seychelles, 11 Oct 11
The celebrations in Seychelles saw the President Mr. James Michael send a message. The head of state said his country has been a pioneer in pushing the Climate Change agenda at every opportunity that arises.
Nairobi, Kenya, 11 Oct 11
United Nations Under-Secretary General and UN-HAIBTAT Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, expressed his satisfaction with the appointment of the new UN-HABITAT Deputy Executive Director, Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira.
New York, 11 Oct 11
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira of the Republic of Rwanda as Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General for UN-HABITAT. She succeeds Ms. Inga Björk-Klevby in the position.