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Vocational Trainings Launched at the Moonbeam Youth Training Centre  
Nairobi, 30 Nov 09
Comprehensive intensive entrepreneurship, business planning and cooperative management trainings were recently launched at the Moonbeam Training Centre, Mavoko, Nairobi.
Rwandan Youth get Information and Communication Technology skills  
Kigali, 30 Nov 09
Some 188 youth recently completed training in information and communication technology (ICT) at the WAF-One Stop Centre in Kigali.
Rwandan Local Governments Sign Declaration on Climate Change  
Kigali, Rwanda, 26 Nov 09
Local government officials came together on 26-27 November 2009, at a conference organised by the Rwandese Association of Local Governments and UN-HABITAT, in Kigali, Rwanda to hammer out a declaration on climate change.
A book by the Executive Director  
Stockholm, 26 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Thursday launched a new book she has written at a ceremony in the Swedish capital. Entitled “Building Prosperity” it argues why it is good to invest in housing for the poor.
Tibaijuka launches her book Building Prosperity: Housing and Economic Development  
Nairobi, 24 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka today launched her book, Building Prosperity: Housing and Economic Development.
Tibaijuka shares world’s top environment prize  
Gothenburg, Sweden, 24 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday was given the coveted Göteborg Award for Sustainable Development. Widely known as the “Nobel Prize for the Environment”, she shared the 2009 award with Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and the world renowned hero of the environment, Sören Hermansen, of Samsö, Denmark.
Training on gender and land governance draws to a close  
Naivasha, 23 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT and the Global Land Tool Network last week held a three-day workshop to test a new training course on improving gender equality and grassroots participation in land governance.
Poland honours Mrs. Tibaijuka  
Warsaw, 23 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Warsaw School of Economics at a glittering ceremony marking the first time that the university has bestowed such an award upon a woman in its more than 100 years of existence.
UN-HABITAT empowers urban youth with evaluation skills  
Nairobi, 23 Nov 09
UN HABITAT is empowering urban youth centres in East Africa with innovative tools for effective program evaluation.
US students raise more than USD 10,000 for Nepal water project  
Kathmandu, 18 Nov 09
Students at Bentley University in Boston, have raised funds amounting to more than USD 10,000 for UN HABITAT’s Water for Asian Cities Programme. The money is being used for a rainwater conservation project in Nepal.
Tehran Municipality celebrates World Habitat Day  
Tehran, 18 Nov 09
The Municipality of Tehran celebrated this year’s World Habitat Day by hosting a conference and specialized panels as well as a festival for children.
United Cities and Local Governments meet in China  
Guangzhou, 18 Nov 09
Some 500 representatives of local and regional authorities, as well as their partners - international institutions and national ministries – congregated in Guangzhou for the World Council and Executive Bureau meetings.
Water for African Cities  
Johannesburg, 17 Nov 09
City managers from 18 cities across Africa met in Johannesburg in recent days to review progress of UN-HABITAT’s Water for African Cities’ Programme.
From Profiles to Action Planning  
Naivasha, 16 Nov 09
“One in every two Pacific Islanders is an urban resident, if Papua New Guinea, the largest island in the Pacific is excluded from the count,” explained Max Kep, a member of the Papua New Guinea country team; an honorary member to the Action Planning workshop for Phase II countries.
A new Romanian envoy  
Nairobi, 16 Nov 09
The new Permanent Representative of Romania to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Dumitru Neagu, this week presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Making cities safer for women  
Seoul, 16 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT recently launched two new publications aimed at making cities safer for women. The books were released at the 2nd Metropolis Women International Network Forum in Seoul.
Philippine Climate Change Forum concludes with Action Agenda  
Manila, 11 Nov 09
The Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council, the League of Cities of the Philippines, and UN-HABITAT jointly organized the Philippine Urban Development and Climate Change Forum on 11-12 November in Manila.
Rio group gets Bahrain award  
Nairobi, 2 Nov 09
A Rio de Janeiro-based foundation that promotes land, housing and human rights has been selected as the winner of the 2010 Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa UN-HABITAT Award.
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