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.
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.