Port-au-Prince, 15 Jan 13
As Haiti marked the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake which claimed over 300,000 lives and left more than 1 million survivors homeless, UN-Habitat announced that it will broaden support to communities and institutions still trying to recover from the disaster.
"The earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 was an unprecedented urban crisis, highlighting chronic vulnerabilities in the city and setting back its development," said UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos in a statement marking the anniversary.
Naples, Italy, 5 Sept 12
UN-Habitat this week announced the implementation of its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in member countries of the Brussels-based Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) thanks to the support of the European Commission. French
Lusaka, 1 Aug 12
The Zambian government last week invited a broad range of experts, central and local government officials and community representatives to discuss new ways of dealing with the country's slum problems. French
Lilongwe, 2 Feb 12
The cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba last week launched Urban Profiles highlighting the priorities for improving life in all four centres of the southern African nation. FRENCH
Colombo, 30 Jan 12
A major post-conflict home reconstruction and repair project in Sri Lanka marked its first anniversary this month with the announcement that to date 3,000 internally displaced families have so far been assisted.
Nairobi, 15 Feb 11
A group of 25 retired UN-HABITAT veterans from countries around the world returned to the agency’s headquarters this week to share their experiences and insights with a view to helping establish a new direction for the agency.
Warsaw, 10 Nov 10
UN-HABITAT released a new report on Wednesday highlighting its activities in eastern, southern and central Europe with a view to promoting better urban planning, stronger local government, climate change measures and decentralisation.
Brussels, 25 Oct 10
Land issues are at the heart of many of today’s violent conflicts. In countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Colombia, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Timor L’Este, unequal access to land and insecurity of tenure remain critical challenges to peace.
Now a new initiative by the UN and the European Union (EU) will support countries to address land and natural resource issues more systematically within an overall framework of conflict prevention and peace-building.
Belgrade, 17 Feb 10
The Government of Serbia last week hosted a national conference aimed at sharing experiences on social and affordable housing policies in Serbia and other European countries. The event was organized with UN-HABITAT, the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration.
Nairobi, 16 Feb 10
Following the success of the first phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative, the European Investment Bank has provided a grant of EUR 50,000 to UN-HABITAT to help extend the programme to larger towns in the Lake Victoria region.
Poznan, Poland, 11 Dec 08
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said the world had to avoid backsliding in the fight against global warming and devise a "Green New Deal" to fix the twin climate and economic crises.
Brussels, 11 Dec 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week joined Princess Mathilde of Belgium to urge women and young people to be actively involved in the climate change debate and other pressing concerns in a rapidly urbanising world.
Helsinki, 5 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has signed a comprehensive memorandum with the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) to give new impetus to research and monitoring of global urban transport trends.
Brussels, 16 Jan 06
UN-HABITAT and the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe signed a co-operation agreement this week paving the way for improving urban development and social housing in southeast Europe
Nairobi, 8 Dec 05
The new Permanent Representatives of Norway and Belgium today presented their credentials to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are Ms. Elisabeth Jacobsen of Norway and Ms. Cristina Funes-Noppen of Belgium.
Brussels, 6 Dec 04
Urban Trialogues, a new publication on inclusive planning for sustainable urban development, was launched on 6 December at the Palais Egmont in Brussels by Daniel Biau, Deputy Director of UN-HABITAT, and Mr. Kris Panneels, Head of the Belgian Multilateral Cooperation.