Gilgil, Kenya, 23 Oct 08
UN-HABITAT last week handed over specialized garbage collection equipment to the towns around Lake Victoria benefitting from an initiative the agency is spearheading in the region.
Nairobi, 6 Oct 08
At a time the global financial crisis has everybody worrying about their housing financing and mortgages in the United States and other developed countries, Chinese cities may have some of the best solutions to be found anywhere in the world.
Nairobi, Kenya, 22 Sept 08
The Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance led by UN-HABITAT, and Cap-Net, the capacity building arm of UNDP on IWRM, jointly hosted a two day planning workshop to plan a capacity building programme in water resources management for water utilities in Nairobi on 22-23 September 2008.
Nairobi, 5 Sept 08
Concerned about the increasing environmental problems of the Lake Victoria Basin, East African Ministers of Water commended UN-HABITAT on its leadership role in the design and implementation of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative.
Manila, Philippines; Mombasa, Kenya and Aguascalientes, Mexico, 5 Sept 08
The 2008 Sustainable Cities Programme /Local Agenda 21 Regional Meetings took place between 26- 28 August in: Manila, Philippines; 11-12 August in Mombasa, Kenya and 3-5 September in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Stockholm, 21 Aug 08
Inspired leaders who champion reforms can play a key role in helping Asian countries manage their water resources at a time of extreme pressure brought on by rapid urbanisation, climate change, pollution and industrialization, a senior Asia Development Bank official told the Asia Water Day seminar at the World Water Week in Stockholm this week.
Stockholm, 19 Aug 08
On the second day of the conference, UN-HABITAT convened a special seminar with a panel of donors, representatives of major organizations and other experts to provide a special insight to conference delegates on the Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance which the agency promotes around the world.
Stockholm, 18 Aug 08
As more than 2,000 water experts from 140 countries world gathered in Stockholm on Monday for the 18th annual World Water Week convention, HRH Prince of Orange, congratulated delegates for helping reduce the number of people around the world without access to water and sanitation.