News and Events Latest stories, evidence of impact, media information

[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 - 10:57
The choking smoke from indoor wood fires causes respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and emphysema, making it a leading health hazard in developing countries. Added to this is the environmental cost: in rural areas, women and children spend hours every day collecting wood for cooking or making charcoal, practices that cause deforestation and soil erosion. The urban poor often spend a part of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 09:59
UN-HABITAT on Wednesday launched its new URBAN GATEWAY , an online community to help cities and urban practitioners across the world unite to share knowledge and take action for sustainable cities in a rapidly urbanising world. The website, www.urbangateway.org was officially launched by UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos during the twenty-third biennial meeting of governments in the... Read more

Pages