Nairobi, 12 Sept 11
UN-HABITAT is pleased to announce the 2011 Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards to the following recipients. This is the most prestigious award given by the United Nations in recognition of work carried out in the field of human settlements development. The aim of the award is to honour individuals and institutions instrumental in improving the living conditions in urban centres around the world. For the first time, UN-HABITAT is recognising a set of good practices as well.
Nay Pyi Daw, Myanmar, 12 Sept 11
UN-HABITAT this week signed a new safer cities agreement with the Union Government of Myanmar designed to provide disaster resilient and safer settlements in the southeast Asian nation.
Nairobi, 12 Sept 11 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his sorrow and sympathy for the families of the victims of a petrol pipeline explosion in a dense Nairobi slum on Monday which claimed scores of lives and left many injured.
Amsterdam, 12 Sept 11
ARCADIS, the international consulting and engineering company, has hosted UN-HABITATs 6th Steering Committee Meeting of the World Urban Campaign (WUC), in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Nairobi, 9 Sept 11
Do you have a programme or project which has resulted in the improvement of the living environment of urban dwellers? UN-Habitat and Dubai Municipality offer you an opportunity for global recognition through the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
Bangkok, Thailand, 7 Sept 11
The recently drafted national climate change action plan or NCCAP seeks to spell out a ridge-to-reef strategy to bring about sustainable climate change actions. In line with the NCCAP, HUDCC is working with UN-HABITAT and other government agencies in defining details on processes and techniques to strengthen the poor’s housing and settlement as they face the downward risks from the ridge like flooding and landslide, and the inward risks from the sea like storm surge, strong typhoons and sea level rise.
Nairobi, Kenya, 5 Sept 11
Mr. Manuel Jose Goncalves, the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Mozambique to UN-Habitat, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat on 05 September 2011.