New York, 14 Feb 13
UN-Habitat and the International Council for Caring Communities (ICCC) last Friday organized an international working session in addressing one of themes of the 21st Century: Prosperity in Cities.
Naples, Italy, 6 Sept 12
As the World Urban Forum came to a close, countries participating in the Slums Divided by Two exhibition (Slums ÷ 2) donated 280 Jerricans to the Italian Red Cross Red Crescent. French
Naples, Italy, 5 Sept 12
Delegates at the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum get down to serious business Monday and Tuesday as they dicussed various aspects of urbanization in many parts of the world.
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.
Beirut, 12 Jun 12
The winners of three prize-winning urban projects which came out on top at the Lebanon Municipal Urban Forum 2012, will be sent to the sixth session of the World Urban Forum in Naples in September to share their best practices.
Nairobi, 19 Jan 12
UN-Habitat and the Government of Sweden signed a new collaboration agreement on Wednesday whereby Stockholm will provide USD 14 million over the next four years to support the agency’s work programme.
Nairobi, 17 May 11
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos has congratulated the Sapienza Universita' di Roma for introducing a high-level course on Sustainable Development and the Millennium Development Goals. The course is the product of a partnership between UN-HABITAT and one of Europe's oldest and largest universities. For details, see: http://w3.uniroma1.it/sapienzamillenniumcourse/
Nairobi, 11 Apr 11
The southern Italian city of Naples has offered to host the sixth session of the World Urban Forum. Scheduled for the first week of September 2012, the theme of the Forum will be The Urban Future
Yangon, 2 Feb 11
The United Nations said this week it was growing concerned that a shortfall in funding cyclone recovery in Myanmar would render some communities unnecessarily vulnerable ahead of the coming monsoon season.
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.
Nairobi, 2 Feb 10
A partnership between UN-HABITAT and the Government of Italy will provide clean water and better sanitation facilities to over 15,000 pupils in Kenya through the construction of rainwater harvesting tanks and latrines.
Copenhagen, 17 Dec 09
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders to come up with a climate change deal as they battled to find consensus after years of preparation for Friday’s finale at the climate talks in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen, 17 Dec 09
Mayors and local authority leaders from around the world this week demanded more say in climate change negotiations because the majority of people live in towns and cities. Their appeal came as the world waited with bated breath for news of the outcome of the global climate talks in Copenhagen.
Dubai, 13 Nov 08
An independent jury of international experts met in Dubai from 12-14 November 2008 and selected 12 winners for the 2008 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The selection was made from a list of 48 initiatives, short-listed out of 436 submissions, previously reviewed by an independent Technical Advisory Committee in October 2008. The winners were all deemed to have made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of life in cities and communities.
Nairobi, 14 May 08
The Italian government this week announced a donation of EUR 600,000 to UN-HABITAT which will go towards improving the living conditions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Somalia. In a statement of appreciation to the Italians, UN-HABITAT said shelter and settlement was an important component in the agency’s response to humanitarian and emergency needs in the Somali regions. The new funding will go towards an ongoing IDP project currently financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Jowhar/Baidoa in south-centre Somalia.
Belgrade, 16 Jan 08
It was a fitting New Year present for the residents of Pancevo in Serbia when UN-HABITAT through the Settlement and Integration of Refugees Programme (SIRP) unveiled a housing block of 76 units on Tuesday.
Nairobi, 7 May 07
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, expressed her appreciation to the new Permanent Representative of Italy to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Pierandrea Magistrati, for his government’s consistent support to the work of the organization.
Turin, 20 Dec 06
International Recovery Platform (IRP) members and national government representatives held an IRP retreat from 20 to 22 November 2006 in Turin, Italy. The aim of the retreat was to take stock of IRP work to date, to determine the strategic direction and future work plans of the IRP hubs in Kobe, Turin and Geneva, and to foster teamwork in the IRP network. Parallel to the retreat was the third IRP Steering Committee meeting on 22 November.
Nairobi, 4 Dec 06
For the residents of Korogocho, one of Nairobi’s largest slums, last Sunday was a special day as they set aside the daily grind of their lives to witness a landmark event where UN-HABITAT and the Government of Italy joined hands to give them a better sports facility.
Turin, 14 Jul 06
Turin, 14 July 2006 - The International Labour Organisation’s Training Centre in Turin hosted a workshop on Pro-Poor Public Private Partnerships from 10-14 July 2006. This collaboration of UN-HABITAT with ILO builds on the successful experience of a previous joint training activity under the thematic banner of “Decent Jobs and Better Services.”
Belgrade, 17 Jan 06
UN-HABITAT has received 8.5 million dollars from the Italian Government for a social and housing integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia.
Belgrade, 11 Mar 05
UN-HABITAT this week launched a new 15 million euro social and housing integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia with funding provided by Italy.
Belgrade, 28 Jan 05
UN-HABITAT this week received 5.9 million euros from the Italian Goverment to start implementation of a new social and housing integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia.