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Dr. Clos named in top 100 on armed violence reduction  
Nairobi, 15 Jul 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr Joan Clos has been named as one of the top 100 most influential actors in the global fight against armed violence.

The list, which was compiled by Action On Armed Violence, features prominent United Nations leaders, government officials, executives of non-governmental organisations and non-profit bodies, celebrities and survivors of violence who work in various capacities to reduce and prevent armed violence. According to the organisation armed violence which kills more than half a million people each year.

UN-Habitat and Libya to extend additional US 4 million to national planning agency  
Tripoli, 15 Jul 13
UN-Habitat and the government of Libya have agreed to extend an additional USD 4 million to the country’s national planning agency.
UN-Habitat hosts roundtable on urbanization and youth bulge  
Geneva, 11 Jul 13
UN-Habitat hosted a high-level Segment Ministerial Breakfast Roundtable last week on “Harnessing the Dual Global Trends of Urbanization and Demographic Youth Bulge” during the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. The roundtable was chaired by UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and participants included ECOSOC member states, Vice President of ECOSOC ambassador Martin Sajdik, representatives of United Nations agencies, high level business officials and representative from international organizations.
UN-Habitat and Norwegian University hold a workshop  
Oslo, 8 Jul 13
UN-Habitat and the Centre for Land Tenure Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and UN-Habitat recently held a workshop on "Youth, Gender and Land Rights: Global Initiatives and Local Actions"
United Nations feted for work in Tanzania  
Dar es Salaam, 8 Jul 13
The 37th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) ended on Sunday bringing to a close an event which brought together local and international organizations and companies to showcase their products as well as services.
The Late Crown Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud feted for service to Palestinian people  
New York, 2 Jul 13
The late Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who was also Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has become the first individual to receive the Outstanding Donor Award for the Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People (SHSPPP) by UN-Habitat.
Mekong Region Governments commit to water programme  
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.
‘Safer Nairobi Initiative’ re-launched  
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.
The Future of Places Conference gets underway  
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.
UN-Habitat to organize a ministerial conference on cities and climate change  
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".
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