Antananarivo, 3 Apr 13
The Government of Madagascar with the support from UNDP and UN-Habitat organized the first National Urban forum from 27-28 March with the theme: “Building together the future of our cities” following extensive consultations at local and regional levels from 27 February to 26 March 2013.
Nairobi, 3 Apr 13
The United Nations has teamed up with youth groups, private sector bodies and NGO partners all over the world to launch MY World, which is the United Nations Survey for a Better World. MY World asks citizens everywhere about the issues that make the most difference to their lives.
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”.
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.
Colombo, 6 Mar 13
The Japanese government is extending financial contribution amounting to 345 million Japanese Yen (approximately US$ 4 million) through UN-Habitat for the "Project for Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure and Facilities in the Conflict Affected Areas in Northern Province".
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.