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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:07
Twenty years after it first hosted the event, Brazil will once again lead the global celebrations for World Environment Day on 5 June 2012. And just two weeks after World Environment Day, Brazil will also host the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development, or Rio+20. We are honored by the international recognition Brazil has received for integrating the three pillars of sustainability... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 10:04
As the world gears up for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), World Environment Day is an opportunity to highlight the need for a paradigm shift towards a more sustainable world.  This year’s theme, “Green Economy: Does it include you?”, underscores the need for everyone to play their part in keeping humankind's ecological footprint within planetary boundaries. The... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:53
There is growing interest within the global health community in the potential public health impact of integrating different health services into a single delivery setting.  Integrating programs for HIV, family planning (FP), and maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) would address patients’ multiple needs at once, and may enhance program effectiveness and efficiency. Integration for Impact,... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:02
World Environment Day (WED) celebrations got underway on 1st June, 2012 under the shadow of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue as the Government of Brazil and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the Green Passport initiative aimed at changing the behavior of travelers and  tourists within and outside the country. On a misty morning, looking down on the host city of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:39
The 2012 theme for World Environment Day is Green Economy: Does it include you? Evidently, there are two parts to this theme and the first tackles the subject of the Green Economy. This is where some people shut off their minds because they find the concept of the Green Economy a little too complex to understand. On the contrary, the Green Economy is really something that is applicable all around... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, June 4, 2012 - 09:30
With 21 days to go until Rio+20, ICLEI published the wide-ranging study Local Sustainability 2012. The study takes stock of progress in sustainable development since the original Rio Conference in 1992, and looks to the future, offering a list of recommendations to global leaders. Separated into two complementary sections - a global review and case studies - the study documents the variety of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:49
A photography exhibition comparing the cosmopolitan city of Mogadishu before and after the civil war opens in Nairobi next week. One of the photographers, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah explains how a chance conversation sparked this opportunity to restore our collective appreciation of this once-vibrant metropolis. When people think of Somalia, three images come to mind: terrorism, piracy and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:41
UN-Habitat in partnership with MaRGG, Management Resources for Good Governance and the Ministry of Environment of Sri Lanka recently held a workshop on Climate Change and Decentralization. The two day workshop brought together sector interest groups from Sri Lanka and seven other regional nations from the Asia Pacific – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, The Pacific Islands and... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 08:32
UN-Habitat, the German manufacturer BASF and the government of Japan this week put a smile on the face of the villagers of Gul Mohammad Gandhro near Thatta, Sindh Province of Pakistan who were victims of the floods of 2010 by resettling them.. Gul Mohammad Gandhro went entirely under water during the 2010 floods. Fishing, the primary source of income for the community, made it impossible for them... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 12:26
The Green Standards Week will bring together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and others. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICT standards to build a green economy.   Remote participation will be free of charge, visit the website for more... Read more