The Revival of Heritage (Roh) Youth Network, a youth lead organization working to develop, inform, inspire and mobilize young people through leadership training, peer education, awareness raising, skill building, policy and advocacy plans youth led World Habitat Day activities. The activities and campaigns were held in Lahore.
The Rural Youth Forum planned district level Art and Essay competitions to celebrate World Habitat Day in Rajbiraj. A series of programs involving schools and colleges were organized to run throughout the World Habitat Day week. Nepal International Consumer Union planned pre World Habitat Day publicity at six centers in Kathmandu. A one day workshop and an orientation program on Cities and... Read more
Colegio José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, a bilingual school in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco organized a project to raise awareness of the issues associated with cities and climate change. A speech competition was held on 3 October with the aim of providing students, parents and the wider community with information about the issues associated with our rapidly developing urban environment, and... Read more
The Ministry of Housing and Local Government organized a multimedia competition open to all secondary schools across the country. Prizes were presented by the Minister of Housing and Local Government during the Opening Ceremony of World Habitat Day 2011 on October 3, 2011 at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC), Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur.
A special World Habitat Day conference under the auspices of the Ministry of Social Affairs was scheduled in Beirut 7 October 2011. The conference focused on the theme Access to Housing with the following objectives in mind: i) Raise awareness and promote debate on pressing urban issues and challenges in Lebanon, particularly those related to access to housing. ii) Form a better understanding... Read more
Kosovo's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Government, Mr. Slobodan Petrovic, and the Deputy Minister of Spatial Planning and Environment, Mr. Shpëtim Rudi attended a high profile World Habitat Day conference on cities and climate change. They were joined by the Country Director of the Swedish International Development Agency, Ms. Maria Melbing, the Head of UN-HABITAT-Kosovo, Ms.... Read more
The World Habitat Day commemoration were held at the Vice President's Palace on October 3, 2011. The Minister of Public Works and the Vice President gave a speech on the topic and Indonesia's approach and achievements in housing and human settlements in light of climate change. During the occasion, the Minister of Public Works presented awards to the winners of the National Photography Contest... Read more
The Sixth session of the biennial World Urban Forum will be held in the ancient Italian city of Naples. The theme of the Forum is The Urban Future. The World Urban Forum was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. In the space of a few... Read more
"The world today is facing ever increasing threats from a wide array of natural hazards which are increasing costs in human lives and loss of public assets. According to UN-HABITAT it is estimated that by 2050 there could be as many as 200 million people displaced by environmental disasters worldwide, many of whom will be forced from their homes by rising sea levels and the increased frequency... Read more
World Habitat Day celebrations in Hyderabad, India were marked with a special discussion on Doordarshan, India’s National Television channel, on the theme of World Habitat Day, Cities and Climate Change. There were also exhibitions on the Theme of World Habitat Day 2011 with focus on Micro climate and the significance of Micro level interventions for combating climate change. For full report,... Read more