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World cities, water and sanitation top the agenda  
Singapore, 29 Jun 10
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka this week joined an array of government ministers, mayors and other urban leaders for the Singapore International Water Week and the World Cities Summit to discuss leadership, governance and new ways of building sustainable green cities.
A new stage for sustainable urban development in Asia and the Pacific  
Solo, Indonesia, 24 Jun 10
The third session of Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development wound up on Thursday with fresh commitments to improve housing and sustainable urban delivery in the region.
Executive Director roots for Dhaka slum dwellers  
Dhaka, 23 Jun 10
On a visit to Bangladesh, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday appealed to authorities there not to evict slum dwellers but rather resettle them if the land they are currently occupy is to be used for other purposes.
UN-HABITAT and partners sponsor youth to World Cup final  
Nairobi, 22 Jun 10
A group of select youth from East and South Africa will have the opportunity of a lifetime to watch the final match of the ongoing FIFA World Cup, courtesy of UN-HABITAT and its partners.
Third Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference opens  
Solo, Indonesia, 22 Jun 10
Keynote speakers addressing the opening of the 3rd Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) on Tuesday called on governments to share lessons and best practices to ensure that plans to tackle housing needs and urban development are carried through in the world's most populous region.
Human settlements professionals active at WUF5  
Rio de Janeiro, 21 Jun 10
At the Fifth Session of the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro in March, human settlement professionals made a mark by their active participation at the event.
Habitat professionals and the World Urban Campaign  
Rio de Janeiro, 21 Jun 10
During the closing ceremony of the fifth session if the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Mr. Derek Martin, former Chair of the Habitat Professionals Forum, made a statement besides several other UN-HABITAT Partners, on behalf of the Habitat Professionals Forum and its members .
Give refugees a chance to realise their dreams says actress Yao Chen  
Shanghai, 20 Jun 10
Popular Chinese actress Yao Chen, Honorary Patron for the UN Refugee Agency, told visitors to the UN Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 that a recent visit to refugees living in cities in the Philippines had completely transfored her impression of refugees.
New Economic Development in Africa report focuses on South-South Cooperation  
Shanghai, 18 Jun 10
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has launched its 2010 Economic Development in Africa report at a seminar on Fostering China-Africa Cooperation for Equitable Development at the United Nations Pavilion.
UN-HABITAT mourns staff member  
Nairobi, 18 Jun 10
The UN-HABITAT family was thrown into mourning on Friday following the sudden death of its Country Technical Advisor in Chad, Mr. Francois Muhirwe.
 
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