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Dubai International Award for Best Practices: Launching the 10th Cycle (2014)  
Dubai , 18 Dec 13
Call for submissions

Do you have a programme or project which has resulted in the improvement of the living environment of urban dwellers?

UN-Habitat and Dubai Municipality offer you an opportunity for global recognition through the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. Every two years, 12 submissions are awarded as winners and 100+ recognized as best practices for their innovative ways of dealing with the common social, economic, and environmental problems.
Winners of Dubai Award announced  
Dubai, 20 Dec 12
An independent jury of international experts has announced the 12 winners of the 2012 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
Second cycle of Rafik Hariri-UN-HABITAT award launched  
Jeddah, 4 Nov 11
The second cycle of the Rafik Hariri UN-Habitat Memorial Award has been launched, the steering committee announced last week.
Dubai International Award for Best Practices: Launching the 9th Cycle (2012)  
Nairobi, 9 Sept 11
Do you have a programme or project which has resulted in the improvement of the living environment of urban dwellers? UN-Habitat and Dubai Municipality offer you an opportunity for global recognition through the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
State of the World Cities 2012/13  
Nairobi, 9 Sept 11

The State of the World’s Cities Report (SWCR), synthesizes information and knowledge on the state of the world’s cities

Winners of the 2010 Dubai Award Honoured  
Dubai, 1 Apr 11
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister for Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, on Tuesday presented awards to twelve winners of the eighth cycle of Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
Scroll Winner gets Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer award  
Geneva, 25 Nov 10
Un Techo Para mi Pais (A roof for my country), a youth-led NGO and winner of the Scroll of Honour in 2009, won the Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer award for mobilizing 250,000 young volunteers to build of more than 73,000 transitional housing for families in slums or affected by natural disasters, and for transferring its innovative approach to 19 countries across Latin America.
Winners of Dubai International Award for Best Practices announced  
Dubai, 5 Nov 10
An independent jury of international experts has announced the 12 winners of the 2010 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
World Urban Forum to be held in Bahrain  
Bahrain, 10 Jun 10
The Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Khalifah ibn Sulman al-Khalifah on Wednesday received UN-HABITAT's Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, paving the way for Bahrain to host the sixth session of the World Urban Forum in 2012.
UN-HABITAT’s first business awards  
Beijing, 4 Jun 09
An international jury has announced the first Habitat Business Awards for best practices.
A glittering ceremony for Dubai award winners  
Dubai, 13 May 09
Twelve lucky winners from around the world were this week each handed a USD 30,000 cash prize, a gilted wind tower and a certificate for their work in promoting a better urban future in a glittering ceremony marking the seventh Dubai International Award for Best Practices.
Winners of Dubai Award named  
Dubai, 13 Nov 08
An independent jury of international experts met in Dubai from 12-14 November 2008 and selected 12 winners for the 2008 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. The selection was made from a list of 48 initiatives, short-listed out of 436 submissions, previously reviewed by an independent Technical Advisory Committee in October 2008. The winners were all deemed to have made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of life in cities and communities.
A new Bahrain Habitat award  
Bahrain, 19 Jun 08
The Kingdom of Bahrain and UN-HABITAT have announced the establishment of the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Habitat Award. The award aims to promote the ideals and principles of good governance and equity in housing and urban
Tibaijuka receives new Philippines envoy  
Nairobi, 21 Mar 07
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Wednesday received the new Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the agency, Ms. Maria Rosario Janolo.
Monitoring  
, 6 Jan 06
A key function of UN-HABITAT in fulfilling its mandate is the monitoring of global trends and conditions and the assessment of progress in implementing the Habitat Agenda at the international, regional, national and local levels.
Dubai Awards for best practices in human settlements  
Dubai, 31 Jan 05
The 2004 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment will be conferred on Monday to an international array of 10 winners from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Iran, Kenya, Palestine, Spain, Togo, and Uzbekistan.
2004 Best Practice award winners announced  
Dubai-UAE, 15 Jul 04
An independent jury of international experts this week selected 10 winners from a list of 680 submissions for the 2004 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
2004 Best Practice award winners  
Global, 15 Jul 04
To alleviate the plight of 60 per cent of families living below the poverty line in Rosario, the programme has helped more than 10,000 families establish 790 community gardens. They are now helping feed some 40,000 people. The programme has also contributed to security of land tenure and the improvement of conditions for women.
Promoting water as a human right – a new international convention in the making  
Barcelona, 1 Jun 04
The former Soviet leader, Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, who is President of the Green Cross, agreed in bilateral talks with UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, to work jointly to promote an new international convention on water as a basic human right.
Best Practices City and Water Exhibit opens in Barcelona  
Barcelona, 24 May 04
Visitors to the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures in the Spanish city of Barcelona can now see some of the world’s latest developments in urban innovation at a dazzling exhibition of best practices and ideas from countries around the world.
 
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