Kigali, Rwanda, 26 Nov 09
Local government officials came together on 26-27 November 2009, at a conference organised by the Rwandese Association of Local Governments and UN-HABITAT, in Kigali, Rwanda to hammer out a declaration on climate change.
Stockholm, 26 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Thursday launched a new book she has written at a ceremony in the Swedish capital. Entitled “Building Prosperity” it argues why it is good to invest in housing for the poor.
Gothenburg, Sweden, 24 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday was given the coveted Göteborg Award for Sustainable Development. Widely known as the “Nobel Prize for the Environment”, she shared the 2009 award with Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and the world renowned hero of the environment, Sören Hermansen, of Samsö, Denmark.
Naivasha, 23 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT and the Global Land Tool Network last week held a three-day workshop to test a new training course on improving gender equality and grassroots participation in land governance.
Warsaw, 23 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Warsaw School of Economics at a glittering ceremony marking the first time that the university has bestowed such an award upon a woman in its more than 100 years of existence.
Kathmandu, 18 Nov 09
Students at Bentley University in Boston, have raised funds amounting to more than USD 10,000 for UN HABITAT’s Water for Asian Cities Programme. The money is being used for a rainwater conservation project in Nepal.