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Guediawaye citizens first to launch I'm a City Changer in Africa  
Guediawaye, Senegal, 4 Dec 12
On the eve of the Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal is the first country in the world to initiate a National Urban Campaign and to launch UN-Habitat's I'm a City Changer in Africa campaign.
Because I am a Girl: Urban Programme project launch  
Hanoi, 3 Dec 12
A workshop to discuss activities for the Because I'm a Girl: Urban Programme (BIAAG UP) joint Plan International, Women In Cities International (WICI), and UN-HABITAT project was organized in Hanoi last month. The project is part of a programme which seeks to engage girls in cities around the world to explore questions around gender inclusion, right to the city and safe cities. BIAAGE will be carried out in five cities globally including Cairo, New Delhi, Hanoi; Kampala, and Lima.
From bureaucrats to bandwidth for smarter cities  
London, 30 Nov 12
UN-Habitat this month gave a plenary presentation at the Social Media Strategies Summit in London to explain how new social media and communications systems can be used to help combat urban poverty and housing problems around the world.
Fundraising event held for 'Resilient Cities' in Islamabad  
Islamabad, 30 Nov 12
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and UN-Habitat Pakistan recently held a fundraising event for the "Resilient Cities" project in 31 cities of Pakistan.
From bureaucrats to bandwidth for smarter cities  
London, 30 Nov 12
UN-Habitat this month gave a plenary presentation at the Social Media Strategies Summit in London to explain how new social media and communications systems can be used to help combat urban poverty and housing problems around the world.
Reaching out with the latest technology  
Nairobi, 29 Nov 12
UN-Habitat and Cellent AG, the Austrian coordinator of the European Union's Future Policy Modeling (FUPOL) consortium, teamed up with the Kenyan authorites at a two-day seminar this month to take advantage of the country's technology boom so that people in every walks of life can use their mobile telephones and other devices to join in programmes aimed at helping combat poverty, especially in urban slums.
Making slums history  
Rabat, Morocco, 28 Nov 12
UN-Habitat joined hands with Morocco in a new initiative aimed at creating a world without slums. 
Shoring up against disaster  
Islamabad, 28 Nov 12
The Pakistan Planning Commission and UN-Habitat Pakistan this week held a conference on Creative Cities and National Urban Policy aimed at helping the country’s cities shore up better against natural disasters which have taken a heavy toll in Pakistan in recent years.
UN-Habitat to participate in Africities Summit  
Nairobi, 21 Nov 12
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat will participate in the Africities Summit to be held from 4 to 8 December 2012 in Dakar, Senegal.
Former UN official speaks out on urban inequality  
Nairobi, 19 Nov 12
The former Minister for Culture of Lebanon, Ghassan Salamé, has said that the Arab Spring was partly due to the growing inequalities found in expanding cities in the region.
 
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