Naples, 4 Sept 12
In the Researchers Roundtable, the main point for discussion was the feasibility study for the Global Urban Research network. Issues brought up include the need to better define the network’s value added and develop a viable financing plan.
Naples, 4 Sept 12
The HPUI office received a great deal of interest for using the free HPUI forum in the universities exhibition, although this opportunity was announced and promoted late due to the delayed development of the forum in Naples.
Naples, 3 Sept 12
On the sidelines of the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum held last September in Naples, Italy, UN-Habitat convened an Interregional Steering Committee meeting to review the status of the Global Energy Network for the Urban Settlements (GENUS) initiative and to discuss the draft Anchoring Strategy of the initiative beyond the Development Account Support.
Naples, Italy, 3 Sept 12
At exactly 10.36 a.m. local time, Italy’s Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Staffani di Mistura symbolically banged a hammer on the table to officially open the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum currently underway in Naples, Italy.
Naples, 2 Sept 12
A football match, youth and gender assemblies as well as the launch of a new report marked the beginning of the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum which kicked off in this scenic Italian city at the weekend.
New York, 31 Aug 12
United Nations Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moon on Friday appointed UN-Habitat's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, Secretary-General for the Habitat III summit conference at which world leaders will gather to discuss the global urban agenda.
Kampala, 23 Aug 12
Pupils at Outspan Primary School in Bwaise, a poor, flood-prone neighbourhood in Kampala, Uganda, are learning how to collect meteorological data – and, along the way, something about how climate change increasingly will affect their lives. Two times a day they measure the amount of rain that has fallen over the past several hours at their school grounds. They then jot down observations on the duration of the rainfall and its effect in terms of flooding of their school yard.