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[News] Posted on Thursday, February 14th, 2019
The science on climate change, and the scale of action needed to address it, are crystal-clear. People are rising in cities around the globe in direct consequence. We urge local leaders to respond to their concerned citizens, especially since... Read more
Angels Rwanda, a cultural organization based in Rwanda which engages in sensitization on climate change with messages through music, launched a campaign involving the youth on the theme of Climate Change. Activities included a concert with songs on the topic of the Day, and a debate with youth coming from three districts of Kigali and guests from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
The Municipality of Lima has planned several promotion and awareness raising activities as it joined efforts to tackle the impacts of climate change in our cities. The events will run through the month of October
The Revival of Heritage (Roh) Youth Network, a youth lead organization working to develop, inform, inspire and mobilize young people through leadership training, peer education, awareness raising, skill building, policy and advocacy plans youth led World Habitat Day activities. The activities and campaigns were held in Lahore.
The Rural Youth Forum planned district level Art and Essay competitions to celebrate World Habitat Day in Rajbiraj. A series of programs involving schools and colleges were organized to run throughout the World Habitat Day week. Nepal International Consumer Union planned pre World Habitat Day publicity at six centers in Kathmandu. A one day workshop and an orientation program on Cities and... Read more
Colegio José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, a bilingual school in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco organized a project to raise awareness of the issues associated with cities and climate change. A speech competition was held on 3 October with the aim of providing students, parents and the wider community with information about the issues associated with our rapidly developing urban environment, and... Read more
The Ministry of Housing and Local Government organized a multimedia competition open to all secondary schools across the country. Prizes were presented by the Minister of Housing and Local Government during the Opening Ceremony of World Habitat Day 2011 on October 3, 2011 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur.
A special World Habitat Day conference under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Affairs was scheduled in Beirut 7 October 2011. The conference focused on the theme Access to Housing with the following objectives in mind: i) Raise awareness and promote debate on pressing urban issues and challenges in Lebanon, particularly those related to access to housing. ii) Form a better understanding... Read more
Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Government, Mr. Slobodan Petrovic, and the Deputy Minister of Spatial Planning and Environment, Mr. Shpëtim Rudi attended a high profile World Habitat Day conference on cities and climate change. They were joined by the Country Director of the Swedish International Development Agency, Ms. Maria Melbing, the Head of UN-HABITAT-Kosovo, Ms.... Read more
The World Habitat Day commemoration were held at the Vice President's Palace on October 3, 2011. The Minister of Public Works and the Vice President gave a speech on the topic and Indonesia's approach and achievements in housing and human settlements in light of climate change. During the occasion, the Minister of Public Works presented awards to the winners of the National Photography Contest... Read more
The Sixth session of the biennial World Urban Forum will be held in the ancient Italian city of Naples. The theme of the Forum is The Urban Future. The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. In the space of a few... Read more