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[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 14:54
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Thomas Lubanga Diylo of war crimes for conscripting and enlisting children under 15 into the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC). Mr. Lubanga, 51, was found guilty in The Hague of enlisting children as young as 11 to fight during the a bloody conflict in the gold-rich Ituri district of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 14:42
The United Nations programmes responsible for development and urban issues are hosting a global meeting from 15 to 18 March 2012 on how to get young people more involved in democratic processes in Nairobi, Kenya. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UN-Habitat, with financial support from the Government of Norway, will host the four-day meeting which seeks to better understand and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 14:00
Join Child & Green Foundation in honoring and celebrating the lives and work of Uche Onochie (Director: Emanssion Energy Group and Visioner; Market Place Apostle) As our AMBASSADOR This Saturday 17th of March 2012; venue: Land-mark Hotel, D-line Port harcourt, Nigeria. Time: 10am
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 14:06
UN-Habitat will next week organise the first international Expert Group Meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss and formulate the new Global Housing Strategy to the year 2025. The 21-22 March 2012 event follows the resolution of the 23rd Session of the Governing Council calling for an immediate action to formulate a road map and review the implementation of the Global Strategy for Shelter to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 13:59
The Government of Sudan and UN-Habitat this week organised a workshop to deliberate on urban and regional planning of the Darfur region. The workshop was held under the aegis of the Ministry for Environment, Forestry and Physical Development of Sudan whose minister Mr. Hassan Abdelgadir Hilal, emphasised the need for the government and UN-Habitat to double their efforts in the coming months and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 12:19
Lots of 'solutions' get presented at events like the Urban and Housing Development conference in Cape Town, but can a model really provide a sustainable solution if it excludes large parts of the city? Does a partial solution help solve a problem or merely perpetuate existing inequalities? Last month in Cape Town saw the convening of Urban and Housing Development, a three-day global conference of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 09:16
With Montrouis celebrating its Grand Opening (the be-all, end-all of openings, see below), three Students Rebuild schools remain under construction, in various states of...Wall Phase. At this point, Elie, Pele and HOK will start being somewhat hard to distinguish. Concrete block may not be glamorous in and of itself - a building's character tends to emerge towards its completion. (Montrouis is a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 10:04
Today marks 100 days to the opening of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Commonly referred to as Rio + 20, the meeting  will take place in Brazil on 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 09:57
UN-Habitat and the European Commission (EC) have signed an agreement to begin a new project that encourages cities to lower their emissions as they grow and the international local government member association, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, will serve as the main implementing partner. The project entitled 'Promoting Low Emission Urban Development Strategies in Emerging Economy... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:21
The City Council of Nairobi and UN-Habitat last week held a four day workshop on revitalizing public spaces within the Kenyan city. The workshop that ran from the 28th February to 2nd March 2012, identified two public spaces, Silanga Community Center in Kibera slums and Jevanjee Gardens in the central business district, as pilots for demonstrating how accessible and inclusive public spaces can... Read more