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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 09:42
Four disaster prone countries in Southern African last week agreed with UN-HABITAT to establish a disaster risk reduction centre for the sub-region to be based in Mozambique. Comoros, Madagascar, Malawi, and Mozambique, announced the establishment of the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction after a three-day meeting in the Mozambique capital with donor partners. In opening remarks, Mr.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:38
Ensuring mobility for everyone to enable them access jobs, education, healthcare and leisure, while at the same time protecting our environment and quality of life is a daily challenge facing many urban planners, architects, engineers and experts around the world. Many are striving hard to achieve sustainable mobility; and SYSTRA engineers are on board. Steps they have taken include integrating... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:21
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and UN-HABITAT have joined hands to help improve urban mobility in cities around the world many of which are growing increasingly polluted by vehicle exchaust often because of poor public transport. At a meeting hosted by UITP 21-22 November, experts sought to provide guidance to UN-HABITAT on the agency's urban mobility policy, and also... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, December 2, 2011 - 08:58
Johannesburg — A film opening on World AIDS Day Thursday that mixes live action and animation is taking viewers inside a soccer player's body, showing how he becomes infected with HIV and spreads the virus. The cast and characters are Kenyan, Nigerian and South African – which producers hope will help the movie travel across the continent hardest hit by the disease. The pull of soccer, which has... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:21
On the first of December, World AIDS Day is celebrated. This day is an opportunity for people to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, to remember those who have died of the disease and to celebrate accomplishments, such as increased access to treatment and prevention services.  Today, despite advances in HIV treatment and in laws designed to protect those living with HIV; many people do not know... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:56
An interesting development in tackling climate change is being showcased in exhibitions and side events at the on-going COP-17 in Durban: electric cars. Yesterday, BMW became the first car group to bring "e-mobility" to South African (SA) roads, with a series of Mini E road shows to start in the first half of next year to gain information about customer e-mobility requirements and to highlight... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:39
In an effort to integrate and develop an acceptable sustainable housing policy, Mexico's National Housing Commission (CONAVI), has developed cross-cutting programs that are being presented at the 17th Conference of the Parties in Durban, South Africa. In order to foster the growth of a green housing market in sustainable urban developments and promote the densification of cities by leveraging... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 10:27
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) is working to promote World AIDS Day Dec. 1, providing a chance for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is “Getting to Zero:” Zero New HIV Infections, Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS Related Deaths. Despite advances in the understanding of HIV and AIDS, World AIDS Day is a reminder that the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 10:06
This week, delegates from nearly 200 countries descend on Durban, South Africa, for COP17, the latest round of global climate talks. Hundreds of African activists – farmers, environmental scientists, youth leaders – have travelled by bus from Burundi to South Africa in a Caravan of Hope to raise awareness of the impact climate change is already having on the continent. But what will all the... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 15:16
World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. The 2011 theme, "Getting to Zero", echoes UNAIDS vision of achieving “Zero new HIV infections... Read more