Geneva, 11 Jul 13
UN-Habitat hosted a high-level Segment Ministerial Breakfast Roundtable last week on “Harnessing the Dual Global Trends of Urbanization and Demographic Youth Bulge” during the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. The roundtable was chaired by UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and participants included ECOSOC member states, Vice President of ECOSOC ambassador Martin Sajdik, representatives of United Nations agencies, high level business officials and representative from international organizations.
Oslo, 8 Jul 13
UN-Habitat and the Centre for Land Tenure Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and UN-Habitat recently held a workshop on "Youth, Gender and Land Rights: Global Initiatives and Local Actions"
Dar es Salaam, 8 Jul 13
The 37th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) ended on Sunday bringing to a close an event which brought together local and international organizations and companies to showcase their products as well as services.
New York, 2 Jul 13
The late Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who was also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has become the first individual to receive the Outstanding Donor Award for the Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People (SHSPPP) by UN-Habitat.
Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 Jun 13
The governments of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have signed a declaration supporting the scaling up of the UN-Habitat’s Mekong Region Water and Sanitation (MEK-WATSAN) Initiative.
Nairobi, Kenya, 25 Jun 13
Top national and county government officials, crème de la crème of the society, captains of industry, members of the diplomatic corps as well as people from all walks of life congregated at the Governor’s office as the ‘Safer Nairobi Initiative’ was re-launched on Tuesday.
Stockholm, 24 Jun 13
The Future of Places Conference is currently taking place in Stockholm, Sweden from June 24-26. This is a gathering that brings together leading experts, academics, practitioners, decision makers and others who have the ability to influence the future of the public space agenda.
Rio de Janeiro , 18 Jun 13
UN-Habitat will soon organise a ministerial conference to be held under the theme "Supporting Small Island Developing States Responses to Cities and other Human Settlements coping with Climate Change and Sustainable Land Use".
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Jun 13
The UN-Habitat land program in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an innovative example of a community based approach to raise awareness on how addressing tenure security in post-conflict settings is critical for achieving peace. The program started conducting a land conflict mitigation strategy through mediation “as an entry point for a national reform of the land tenure legislation” to contribute to stability, said Mr. Oumar Sylla, Chief Technical Adviser (CTA).