Vientiane, Lao PDR, 28 Jun 13
The governments of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have signed a declaration supporting the scaling up of the UN-Habitat’s Mekong Region Water and Sanitation (MEK-WATSAN) Initiative.
Nairobi, Kenya, 25 Jun 13
Top national and county government officials, crème de la crème of the society, captains of industry, members of the diplomatic corps as well as people from all walks of life congregated at the Governor’s office as the ‘Safer Nairobi Initiative’ was re-launched on Tuesday.
Stockholm, 24 Jun 13
The Future of Places Conference is currently taking place in Stockholm, Sweden from June 24-26. This is a gathering that brings together leading experts, academics, practitioners, decision makers and others who have the ability to influence the future of the public space agenda.
Rio de Janeiro , 18 Jun 13
UN-Habitat will soon organise a ministerial conference to be held under the theme "Supporting Small Island Developing States Responses to Cities and other Human Settlements coping with Climate Change and Sustainable Land Use".
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Jun 13
The UN-Habitat land program in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an innovative example of a community based approach to raise awareness on how addressing tenure security in post-conflict settings is critical for achieving peace. The program started conducting a land conflict mitigation strategy through mediation “as an entry point for a national reform of the land tenure legislation” to contribute to stability, said Mr. Oumar Sylla, Chief Technical Adviser (CTA).
KABUL, Afghanistan, 16 Jun 13
Five Afghan cities have joined the Making Cities Resilient Campaign hosted by the Kabul Municipality and Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), in coordination with UN-Habitat and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR.
Maputo, Mozambique, 15 Jun 13
A new Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Technical Centre for Southern Africa, called DIMSUR was launched early this month in Maputo attended by high level government officials from Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and the Union of Comoros.
Geneva, 2 Jun 13
UN-Habitat and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration in urban drainage management. The MOU was signed by the Executive Director of the association, Mr. Olivier Vion, and Mr. Andre Dzikus, the Coordinator of Urban Basic Services at UN-Habitat.