Venice 31 May 2016 — At the recently held Venice ‘Architecture Biennale 2016’ themed ‘Reporting from the Front’, UN-Habitat’s Network of Urban Planning Labs facilitated an Expert Group Meeting with Urban Planning Labs from five countries: Ghana, Mexico, Myanmar, Palestine, and Philippines. The progress of planning projects in Greater Accra, Mexico City, Yangon, Gaza and Tacloban were
Yangon, 27 May 2016 – A stone laying ceremony for a low-cost housing project took place on Thursday in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township in Yangon Region. The Government of Japan funded UN-Habitat to provide housing and basic services facilities for most poor and vulnerable families in the vicinity of the project area. The housing project
Kuwait City, 27 May 2016- Ms Ameera Al- Hassan, UN-Habitat’s assistant head of Kuwait office, presented an empowering presentation on youth entrepreneurship during a Gender Mainstream workshop for women in Kuwaiti society at a ceremony on Sunday at Al Babtain Library in Kuwait city. The Global Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2016 highlighted the potential of promoting
Istanbul, 24 May 2016 – A new Alliance aimed at delivering a cohesive and strategic approach to humanitarian crises in urban settings was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.The Global Alliance for Urban Crises emerged in recognition of the need to adapt global crisis response to an increasingly urban world and brings together
Kisumu, Kenya 24 May 2016 — UN-Habitat, with the support of the Japanese government recently organised a two-day workshop on Urban Planning for the members of the Kisumu and Turkana Counties in Kenya. The workshop aimed to sensitize the officials of their role in the approval of urban planning developments, highlighting the expected quality of
Kuwait, 23 May 2016- The UN-Habitat recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Real Estate Institute to offer and advocate real estate solutions to professionals in the MENA region . The MoU press conference held at the United Nations building aims to strengthen the collaborative role of both organizations in continuously offering educational
Sanandaj, Iran, 23 April 2016—Hundreds of delegates gathered for the International Conference on Urban Slums, Towards Upgrading and Sustainable Urban Regeneration, made the ‘Sanandaj Declaration’ which is a rallying call for action on informal settlements in Iran. The conference held early this month had participants from all over Iran and abroad. Among those who addressed
Kuwait 23 May 2016—UN-Habitat recently launched the “GCC Strategic Housing Profile,” in partnership with Kuwait Foundation of Advancement Sciences (KFAS) and Arab Town Organization (ATO) at UN’s Head Office, Mishref.The GCC regional workshop held for three days was marked by various decision makers from around the GCC countries, who hold positions at either private sectors
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Quito, 23 May 2016 – Equador’s National Assembly of Ecuador has approved a bill on land use and land management. The bill is the result of a long process that started in 2011 under the leadership of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing of Ecuador (MIDUVI) with support from UN-Habitat, the Municipality of Quito,
20 May 2016 – UN-Habitat in collaboration with Kenya’s Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development held STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION FOR KENYA’S TOWNS to seek creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya. The competition was open to undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world. Through this design competition, UN-Habitat and