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UN / SUSTAINABLE CITIES

UN officials said that cities must boost efforts to become more resilient to natural disasters as well as provide their citizens with methods of alternative transportation to thrive. UNTV

4 Oct 2013 | Read More »

UNEP-UN-HABITAT / CITIES

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says that by 2050, "around 70 per cent of the world's population will live in cities, with the biggest increases in urbanization taking place in Africa and Asia." UNEP/UN-HABITAT

17 Apr 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAFER CITIES

The Safer Cities Programme of UN-Habitat Programme has been accumulating theoretical, and practical knowledge, on urban violence prevention issues for almost fifteen years. Dr. Joan Clos the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (HABITAT), and mayors from major world cities brief reporters on the outcome statement of the global network [...]

14 Mar 2013 | Read More »

UN / STATE OF THE WORLD’S CITIES

The head of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Anna Tibaijuka says humankind has become an “urban species,” but that affordable housing is a challenge in both rich and poor countries. UNTV / IRIN / WHO / MINUSTAH

27 Oct 2008 | Read More »

GENEVA / UN-HABITAT AWARD

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon presents Bahrain’s Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa with UN-HABITAT’s top award for his efforts in improving the lives of the urban poor through better housing policies and urban development. UNTV

2 Jul 2007 | Read More »

STATE OF THE WORLD’S CITIES REPORT

In 2007 the world’s urban population will exceed the rural population. HABITAT’s State of the World’s Cities Report states that the poor in slums suffer an “urban penalty”, living in an overcrowded and unsanitary slum is more life-threatening than living in a poor rural village. UNTV

16 Jun 2006 | Read More »

KILIMANJARO INITIATIVE / SAFER CITIES

The Kilimanjaro Initiative uses sports as a tool to fight crime in East Africa and as a means to promote education, health, development and peace.
UN HABITAT

14 Mar 2006 | Read More »

UN / HUMAN SETTLEMENTS

With the world’s urban population expected to almost double to more than 5 billion in the next 25 years, governments around the globe will need to build almost 100,000 new housing units a day in order to keep up or else compound the enormous slum conditions that exist now, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) said in a report today.
UNTV

12 Sep 2005 | Read More »

SOMALILAND / HOUSING

Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons in Puntland will benefit from the construction of 340 houses under a project by UNHABITAT. It is funded by Japan and is expected to cost US$1,000,000. UNTV

19 Jul 2005 | Read More »

UN/ GORBACHEV

Continuation of the of the High Level Segment on “Turning Political Commitments into Action “: H.E. Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, President of Green Cross International, speaking on water and sanitation. UN-HABITAT/ UNICEF/ WORLD BANK/ UNTV

21 Apr 2005 | Read More »

 

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