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Improving governance through waste management  
Puntland, Bossaso, 7 Nov 12
Solid waste management projects and a solar street lighting project are improving sanitation, hygiene, health, environmental conditions, and living standards in three municipalities in Puntland – Bossaso, Gardho, and Garowe. The projects address service delivery in the solid waste sector and increase the protection of vulnerable urban populations through better street lighting. These activities are under the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery, and it was established that only those municipalities with functional councils could receive the grant of USD 75,000.
Mogadishu markets rehabilitated  
Mogadishu, 7 Nov 12
SAACID has been partnering with UN-Habitat since 2005 to build local government capacity in all 16 districts in Mogadishu and rehabilitate high-priority public sector infrastructure throughout the city. Barduuro Market in Hamarweyne District was built in 1972, under the regime of Siad Barre.
Global network for safer cities launched  
Mexico City, 6 Nov 12
The Museum of Mexico City was the venue for the launching of the Action Plan of the Global Network of Safer Cities for the period 2013-2016, driven by the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements UN-Habitat and led by Current Mayor of Mexico City Marcelo Ebrard as president of the Global Network for Safer Cities.
UN-Habitat participates in Debates on Tour-Turkey  
Istanbul, 31 Oct 12
UN-Habitat was recently invited to participate on Debates on Tour (DoT) organized by the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI).
Executive Director and CPR members conclude a successful mission to Mozambique  
Maputo, 30 Oct 12
A high powered delegation from the UN-Habitat headquarters comprising of the Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and members of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) last week conducted a highly successful mission to Mozambique where they inspected the agency’s ongoing projects as well as holding meetings with top officials of that country.
Asian mayors converge in Bangkok for climate change workshop  
Bangkok, 29 Oct 12
Mayors and Senior Officials from 10 city governments across Asia are meeting in Bangkok for a workshop on climate change hosted by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 
Tanzania Celebrates the United Nations 67th Anniversary  
Dar es Salaam, 29 Oct 12
UN-Habitat last Wednesday joined the government of Tanzania and other United Nations agencies in celebrating the 67th United Nations Day at Karimjee grounds in Dar es Salaam. 
Urban Energy Unit discusses energy efficient buildings with Kenya architects  
Nairobi, 26 Oct 12
UN-Habitat presented the ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa’ (EEBEA) project to approximately 100 architects and town planners of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK). The architects had gathered in Nairobi for their annual breakfast to discuss ‘The Role of Smart Technology in Buildings’.
A new strategic partnership on urban mobility  
Addis Ababa, 25 Oct 12
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed an MOU with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach and advocacy in sustainable urban mobility. 
Tap existing knowledge in cities, say Habitat Partners  
Nairobi, 17 Oct 12
Partners working towards the Habitat Agenda have emphasised the need to tap into existing knowledge about cities to strengthen the role of urbanisation in sustainable urban development.
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