Mogadishu, 7 Jun 12
Five UN-Habitat schools completed a year ago in the Somali capital Mogadishu are today serving some 2,000 internally displaced children in five neighbourhoods thanks to Swedish funding and UNICEF backing.
Kinshasa, 5 Jun 12
The Democratic Republic of Congo is committed to land reforms, the newly appointed Minister in Charge of Lands of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Professor Robert Mbwinga Bila, confirmed.
Nairobi, 4 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is seeking proposals for candidates to serve on its Advisory Group on Gender Issues established to advise the Executive Director on all matters related to gender mainstreaming in the agency's work. The Group will also provide strategic guidance and policy advice.
Islamabad, 1 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is conducting training sessions on Housing Land and Property Rights in Pakistan for women lawyers at 11 different cities. The first one-day session was held in Islamabad on 1st June, 2012 in which 30 female lawyers have been invited to participate.
Fukuoka, 30 May 12
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director last week signed the 4th "Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Establishment of an Office of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in Fukuoka" together with Fukuoka Prefectural Government, Fukuoka City, the Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation, and the Cooperating Committee of the UN-Habitat Fukuoka Office on 30 May 2012.
Thatta, Pakistan, 30 May 12
UN-Habitat, the German manufacturer BASF and the government of Japan this week put a smile on the face of the villagers of Gul Mohammad Gandhro near Thatta, Sindh Province of Pakistan who were victims of the floods of 2010 by resettling them.
Colombo, 29 May 12
UN-Habitat in partnership with MaRGG, Management Resources for Good Governance and the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka recently held a workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization.
Nairobi, 24 May 12
As the clock ticks towards the opening of the sixth World Urban Forum in Naples, registration is ongoing and expectations are high that the turnout will be good. Organised jointly by UN-Habitat, the Government of Italy, the Campania Region and the City of Naples, the theme for this year's meeting is The Urban Future. Over 3,000 participants from 114 countries have already registered for the premier conference on cities and urban issues.