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[News] Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018
"Before I see change in cities I want to see change in UN-Habitat to make sure it is relevant" LONDON - With cities facing their fastest growth ever, the head of the United Nations' agency for urban development is on a mission - to revitalise... Read more
The City of Toronto is planning to hold an event for World Habitat Day. The event will involve community partners who are building affordable housing. These partners will hold a charity fund raiser with local arts organization that serves the homeless and the youth at risk. More information on World Habitat Day Events around the world can be accessed via the link below.
The Forum will focus on creating a constructive policy dialogue to assist the country in formulating an effective national policy and strategic plan to address climate change. It will also engage the NCCC and the Inter-ministerial Climate Change Technical Teams in this dialogue and build consensus on a process for the development of a national policy and strategic plan on climate change. On the... Read more
For the third consecutive year, Instituto de Arquitetos do Brasil (IAB-MG) will hold a meeting of community movements in the cities to celebrate World Habitat Day and this year's theme Cities and Climate Change. The event will be at the headquarters of the IAB-MG, Belo Horizonte city, Minas Gerais on 3 October.
The national commemorations of World Habitat Day 2011 will be celebrated under the patronage of the Ministry of Lands and Housing in the village of Ramotswa, in South East District on 7 October. Numerous initiatives to create awareness and promote ownership of the commemorations by the public have been lined up. Among these are the buildup activities such as: i) Essay Writing Competitions for... Read more
The International Union of Architects (UIA) celebrates World Architecture Day also on the first Monday of October. The Day will be celebrated in Neutral Bay, under the theme "Architecture and Human Rights". More information on World Habitat Day Events around the world can be accessed via the link below.
A private organization, Envirobusiness, will celebrate World Habitat Day with professional bodies and community groups in Brisbane. Envirobusiness is an organization working on economics, ethics and environment. More World Habitat Day events across the globe can be accessed via teh link below.
Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa and other dignitaries including, the country’s Secretary for Social Development Félix Guerra, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos, and Aguascalientes Governor Carlos Lozano de la Torre, are some of the dignitaries attending the Global Observance of World Habitat Day. Highlights of the public event marking the theme of Cities and Climate Change,... Read more
The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, died overnight at a Nairobi hospital. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, said Wangari had been undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for promoting conservation, women's rights and transparent government. A great champion of the natural and the urban environment, she was... Read more
The 12 Bureau Members of the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) are seeking the establishment of a permanent secretariat to be hosted by Kenya. The request was made at a two-day meeting held earlier this month hosted by Morocco's Minister of Housing, Urbanisation and Territorial Planning. Officials said they also discussed a draft constitution and rules of... Read more
UN-HABITAT and the embassy of Malta this week opened a new water supply and treatment plant to provide clean, affordable drinking water for some 4,000 people living in an informal settlement not far from the agency's global headquarters. Until the plant was opened, the Huruma community had drawn their water supplies from a pipeline running through a forest adjacent to the UN Africa headquarters... Read more