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

[ News ] Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 09:52
Eleven towns in the Lake Victoria Basin are now able to provide improved urban management and basic services following the recent completion of an integrated programme of training and capacity building which targeted municipal councils, service providers, NGOs, Multi-Stakeholder Forums and Community-Based Organizations. The Training and Capacity Building Programme is a component of the Lake... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 15:34
A two year collaborative project by world beverage giant Coca Cola, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and UN-HABITAT is set to improve the lives of about 300 inhabitants of two coastal communities in Pakistan. The project, "Water and Environmental Sanitation Improvement in Coastal Communities in Karachi", was launched July 28 and is expected to have significant impact on the residents of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 15:25
As the world marked this year's International Youth Day on Friday 12th August, UN-HABITAT reaffirmed its commitment to empowering the young people of the world. In a statement to mark the occasion, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos said that the economic downturn being felt in the world was "heavier still on the millions who languish in poverty in slums and inner city neighbourhoods... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 15:14
UN-HABITAT said this week that a newly restored park in an area damaged during a 2009 Israeli raid had inspired the building of more green spaces in the Gaza Strip as local residents and the agencies working with them to build back better. In a statement, the agency said the Barcelona–Gaza Peace Park implemented with the help of the Municipality of Barcelona in 2005, symbolised the aspirations of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 10:09
The National Environment Management Authority (Nema) has urged students to help in recycling household waste. Nema said waste management starts at the household where students can help parents by ensuring garbage is disposed and thereafter recycled. Speaking at the Ribena Recycling Campaign in Nairobi, Nema director general Ayub Macharia called on students to participate in waste management to... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 13:52
We need person like you, that is why CHILD & GREEN FOUNDATION; a reputable NGO based in Nigeria is giving out over 20 customized T-shirt to celebrate the cheerful givers... You one of course, simply send us your picture displaying that act of love to   To stand the chance of winning the T-shirt, offer last till 14 of October 2011...However, we need your LIKE on our... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 13:09
We are given 25X t-shirt with HAND THAT GIVETH as the inscription on it to our online volunteers on facebook merely by showing love to another by   their explicit and post it wit picture to   visit us on offer last till 14 October 2011
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:29
There are 100.000 empty properties in the Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires – it is to say that no inhabitants are living in there. Since 2005 different organizations – local and international ones – have been presenting this problem wherever it corresponds, it is to say not only to the "Senado de la Nación" (National Senate Parliament) but also to the local and national authorities as well. But a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 12:46
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced, July 20, the delivery partner of his mentoring scheme that has attracted over 1,700 volunteers to spend their spare time mentoring young black boys in need of strong positive role models. In the capital, a disproportionate number of young black teenagers are involved in, or fall victim to violent crime. The University of East London will lead a... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, August 15, 2011 - 10:41
City of London Police is again warning visitors to the area’s cafes, bars and pubs to be vigilant after another wallet thief who targeted the City was jailed . Andrew Penny was jailed for six months after stealing wallets from customers at City cafes. The 50-year-old, from Camberwell, was caught after a City of London Police officer, investigating the theft of a wallet from a customer at a cafe... Read more