Nairobi, 7 Mar 14
Nowhere else can equality for women produce more progress for all than in cities.
Cities are an urban construct and can be developed and shaped for the benefit of the entire population. This is both necessary and possible now more than ever. A city cannot become full economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable, as long as there are barriers to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Killinochchi, Sri Lanka, 7 Mar 14
The Japanese ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mr.Nobuhito Hobo,on Thursday visited the villages of Thiruvaiyyaru and Malayalapuramin Killinochchi District in the North of Sri Lanka during which he opened a recently constructed community hall and an internal road.
Nairobi, 7 Mar 14
On International Women's Day, UN-Habitat highlights the important role played by women and girls in urban energy issues and renews our commitment to strengthen and expand our efforts to bring access of modern energy to women.
Nairobi, 4 Mar 14
Successful applicants to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme(UN-Habitat_ youth mentorship programme, launched in the beginning of the year, have been paired with their respective mentors and begun their discussions.
N’Djamena, 3 Mar 14
Growth of cities, towns and villages in Africa is continuing unabated, further adding to the continent’s already significant urban challenges, a new report released today by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) says.
N'djamena, Chad, 3 Mar 14
Chad’s president Idris Deby Itnohas declared that he would be requesting his prime minister and the minister in charge of urbanisation to give him a full briefing on how they intend to lay a road map towards achieving the recommendations from the meeting the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD).
The fifth session of the Ministerial conference ran for four days in the Chad capital N’Djamena last week and saw a high turnout of leaders, including ten heads of state, from across the continent show their commitment to addressing urban issues in their respective countries.
Nairobi, 28 Feb 14
UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, will chair an important session on access to urban mobility for women and girls at the 58th session on the Commission for the Status of Women.
Guiuan, 25 Feb 14
The municipality of Guiuan, assisted by UN-Habitat and the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, conducted its first major recovery and rehabilitation planning charette earlier this month, paving the way for one of the hardest hit municipalities to chart its overall direction and specific strategies towards post-Haiyan development.
Nairobi, 13 Feb 14
The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund will for the sixth year in a row provide grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter, secure tenure and risk rehabilitation. Small development initiatives are eligible for grants up to $25,000.
Machakos, Kenya, 28 Jan 14
UN-Habitat is one of the partners that have been invited to participate in the development of the proposed Machakos City, the first ever urban centre in Kenya to be built from scratch.
Rome, 23 Jan 14
For two days last week, thirty experts from around the world gathered in Rome for an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on the theme of public space in the global agenda for sustainable development.
Kalumnai, Sri Lanka, 20 Jan 14
Throughout the recent past, an increase in localized disasters in Sri Lanka has resulted in the need for improved disaster preparedness and response capacity at the Local Government level.
Ndjamena, Chad, 15 Jan 14
The first African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) was held in Durban, South Africa, from 31 January to 4 February 2005. The conference, whose theme was Urbanization, Shelter and Development: Towards an Enhanced Framework for Sustainable Cities and Towns in Africa, reflected the political will in Africa to address the challenge of urbanization and goal of sustainable human settlements at a continental level.