Nairobi, 27 May 13
Well planned street systems in cities hold the key to better mobility, provision of urban basic services as well as economic productivity, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has said.
Kampala, 27 May 13
The Commonwealth Local Government Young People’s Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference (CLGC) .
Cairo, Egypt, 27 May 13
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) partners, UN-Habitat, the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and the University of East London (UEL) are set to hold a learning event on land and tenure security in the Muslim World in Cairo, Egypt between 27-30 May 2013.
Geneva, 26 May 13
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Joan Clos co-hosted a mayors’ lunch during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva on 22 May, with noting concern the increasing trend globally of diminishing finance for local authorities combined with increasing demand arising from urbanisation defines a 'perfect storm' for urban failures.
Kampala, 17 May 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has said that the agency would be willing to extend its rich pool of expertise to the city of Kampala to help it grapple with urbanization challenges.