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Madagascar holds national urban forum  
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.
United Nations asks citizens about their world  
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.
Heads of United Nations organisations commit to end violence against women and girls  
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”.
United Nations Human Settlements Programme celebrates the World Water Day  
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.
World mayors commit to make cities crime and violence free  
New York, 14 Mar 13
Mayors from across the globe met Thursday at the United Nations, New York, where the main outcome was their stated determination to make cities free from violence and crime.
Dr. Joan Clos recognised as Urban Leader  
Philadelphia, 13 Mar 13
The United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, was on Tuesday awarded the prestigious Penn IUR Urban Leadership Award.
Regional Training and Exchange Workshop for the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)  
Port of Spain, 12 Mar 13
A regional training and exchange workshop on the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is being held from 12th to 16th March in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
UN-Habitat Executive Director reaffirms his commitment to women’s safety  
Nairobi, 11 Mar 13
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day celebrated last Friday, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos reaffirmed his commitment to making cities safe for the women.
Japan extends support to the rehabilitation of Sri Lanka's conflict affected areas  
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".
Japanese extends support to Afghan government through UN-Habitat  
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.
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