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[News] Posted on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Three centuries ago, humans were intensely using just around 5 percent of the Earth’s land. Now, it’s almost half. Humans are transforming the Earth through our carbon emissions. Arctic sea ice is shrinking, seas are rising, and the past four... Read more
In recognition of World Habitat Day 2011, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates are hosting hundreds of events to address the need for decent housing around the world. World Habitat Day, observed this year on Oct. 3, is designated each year by the United Nations as a time to reflect on the dire need for adequate shelter. "It’s such a perfect fit for Habitat for Humanity to... Read more
His Excellency the governor of Kano State, Nigeria, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has directed the Kano State Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning to celebrate 2011 World Habitat Day. The event will comprise of a one day seminar to be presented by Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Sani and exhibition of some projects embarked upon by the Kano State Government towards improving urban poor and mitigating the... Read more
Kuwait Municipal Council together with Arab Towns Organization and UN-HABITAT Regional Office in Kuwait are organizing a special session and exhibition to address the impact of climate change on Cities on 3 October 2011. The meeting which brings together Environment Specialists, Women and Youth Groups, NGOs, academic institutions and the Municipality aims to exchange knowledge on urban... Read more
Marigo Uprising, a women led organization in Kariobangi South and Korogocho Slums women will organize together with local leadership an event to celebrate World Habitat Day based on this year's theme, Cities and Climate Change. Planned activities include an open forum and crusades on Climate Change, and tree planting.
The Mayor of Naples with the Foundation Forum of Culture is organizing a Mayors' conference in Naples to celebrate World Habitat Day. The conference, on the theme 'Cities of the Future' will have 20 mayors and will have 4 sessions on urban finance, urban regeneration, sustainable development, and urban inclusion. The workshop will be held in Castel dell'Ovo in the City of Naples.
Ofogh Padra, a newly established company focusing on comprehensive and integrated urban upgrading programs in Iran publicizes World Habitat Day in Persian for its audience. The company plans to hold a conference on the Day engaging universities and organizations with an interest in this year's theme of World Habitat Day, Cities and Climate Change.
The International Art & Architecture Research Association (IAARA) plans awareness raising activities to celebrate World Habitat Day in Tehran.
National Land and Housing Organization, Iran has organized a day-long seminar to celebrate World Habitat Day. Participants of the seminar will comprise of a group of students, citizens and national experts. The Day will be celebrated under the theme of "Spontaneous Settlements Regularization: Citizen-Oriented and Sustainable."
Nigeria been a signatory to child's rights law to ensure that the best interest of a child to be of paramount consideration in all actions, with Rivers State of Nigeria under the leadership of His Excellency; Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi witnessed another remarkable event yesterday 28.09.2011 as Rt. Hon. Jaja was decorated as the speaker of the house (children parliament) yesterday under the child's... Read more
The Ministry of Housing will host the national celebration in Kisumu, at the Kenyatta Sports Ground on 3 October. Organisations to participate in the event will include the Ministry of Lands, Kisumu Municipality, the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA), Shelter Afrique, the University of Nairobi, Maseno University among others. The highlight of the celebration will be speeches from... Read more