World Water Day, 22 Mar 13
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
New York, 22 Mar 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos last week in New York joined other heads of United Nations system organisations and bodies in signing a joint statement on “Ending Violence against Women and Girls”.
Kabul, 5 Mar 13
The Government of Japan last week approved JPY2,187 million (approximately USD23.77 million) of grant assistance to UN-Habitat for its Community-Based Municipal Support Programme in five Afghan cities.