Nairobi, 6 Dec 13
"Africa has risen and we must now put our money where our mouth is." This is the powerful message by Mr. Akwasi Opong-Fosu, Ghana’s minister for Local Government and Rural Development in his keynote address to the ‘Strengthening Partnerships for a new Africa Urban Agenda’ that kicked off in Nairobi on Wednesday.
Barcelona, 28 Nov 13
Over 250 participants converged for the 3-day Global Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs) congress which kicked off today at the Sant Pau Complex in Barcelona, under the theme“Fostering Cooperation between Water Operators.”
Nairobi, 27 Nov 13
UN-Habitat and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) are holding a major conference for Africa’s mayors to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding urbanization across the continent.
Manila, 25 Nov 13
Two weeks after super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck the central Philippines the scale of the devastation is slowly sinking in. as people pick the pieces and carry on with their lives, available evidence shows that the rebuilding process will take long and will be tedious.
Warsaw, Poland, 21 Nov 13
For the first time during the Conference of Parties (COP) process, this year's United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting includes a "Cities Day", recognizing the important role that our cities play in combating climate change.
Nairobi, 21 Nov 13
One of Republic of Korea's most celebrated professional footballers Mr. Lee Chun Soo has shown keen interest in working closely with UN-Habitat to promote a sports curriculum and to establish a sports academy to train youth in Kenya.
Nairobi, 14 Nov 13
Two days after the super typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, UN-Habitat as part of the wider UN system in the country deployed two teams on the ground to assess the extent of the damage to housing in collaboration with national and local government.
Nairobi, 13 Nov 13
UN-Habitat, the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements on Tuesday launched a new report exploring the link between street connectivity and city prosperity which includes the Composite Street Connectivity Index.
Paris, 12 Nov 13
A group of international experts gathered in Paris, France, late last month for the first face-to-face meeting to advance the drafting of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP).
Nairobi, 6 Nov 13
UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board Member, Raphael Obonyo, has highlighted how youth are becoming increasingly engaged in creating green economies while speaking at the TEDX Nairobi talks as part of the Global South-South Development Expo "Building Inclusive Green Economies".
Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka, 6 Nov 13
The recently appointed Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Mr. David Daly, last week visited the conflict affected village of Iranapalai in Mullaitvu District in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province.
Seoul, 5 Nov 13
Over 300 participants from 83 local governments and close to 50 partner organisations converged for the Regional Network of Local Authorities (CITYNET) Seoul Congress 2013 which kicked off on Monday.
Nairobi, 4 Nov 13
Seeking to further enhance the voice of youth in its work and activities, UN-Habitat has entered into a partnership with the Norwegian Children and Youth Council (LNU), an umbrella organization for more than 90 non-governmental organizations and more than 500,000 young people for children and youth.
Nigeria , 28 Oct 13
The Government of Nigeria has pledged to give priority attention to the challenge of inadequate housing and rapid slum growth in the country by taking actions to make the human settlements sector the bedrock and centre-piece of national development.
Nairobi , 28 Oct 13
Myanmar is going through rapid transformation through political, economic and administrative waves of reform. As the economy of Myanmar opens up, the pace of urbanization is bound to increase.
Kabul, 28 Oct 13
Over 200 women"s rights and civil society activists marched in the streets of the Afghan capital, Kabul on Sunday in order to raise awareness about sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in public places in Afghanistan.