News

Sri Lanka Plans Celebrations for World Habitat Day 2014

22 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: The Government of Sri Lanka and its lead agencies in human settlements development have launched a series of celebrations to commemorate World Habitat Day 2014. With a focus on engaging children, youth, women and self-employed, the events will commence on the 20th of September and culminate on the World ...

read more »

Kolamba Lamai (Colombo Children) Art Competition- 2014

The Kolamba Lamai (Colombo Children) Art Competition- 2014 was commenced at the Vihara Maha Devi Park under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning (20 September). This art competition was organized by the Urban Settlements Development Authority under the Ministry of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities for the children who live in ...

read more »

Holcim supports families in North with UN-Habitat

Holcim (Lanka) a cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka, announced that it will be supporting the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) with its housing programme for conflict affected families in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. The programme, which focuses primarily on improving construction skills of housing beneficiaries and local artisans, will span a period ...

read more »

The Urban Development Authority and UN-Habitat jointly organise a workshop on Urban Resilience

16 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary, Ministry of Defence and Urban Development officially declared open a workshop on ‘Urban Resilience’ organised jointly by the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). The Secretary in his address highlighted the increasing importance of Urban Resilience, which enables cities ...

read more »

UN-Habitat Launches Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plans for Four Cities in the North and East with Funding from the Government of Australia

15 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with the Municipal Council of Akkaraipattu, Urban Councils of Vavuniya and Mannar and the Pradeshiya Sabha of Maritimepattu (Mullaitivu), officially launched the Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plan for each City at the Water’s Edge in Battaramulla today. These Plans ...

read more »

Government of Australia Supports Mannar Urban Council to Mitigate the Risk of Sea Water Intrusion in a Vulnerable Coastal Village

September 2014, Mannar, Sri Lanka: A ceremony to launch a disaster risk reduction project to mitigate sea water intrusion at Pallimunai East village in Mannar District was held on 17th September 2014 with the participation of senior district and local authority officials. This project has been identified as a priority disaster mitigation initiative by the ...

read more »

UN-Habitat to Launch Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plans for Four Cities in the North and East of Sri Lanka with funding from the Government of Australia

12 September 2014,  Colombo, Sri Lanka: Vavuniya The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with four cities, the Municipal Council of Akkaraipattu, Urban Councils of Vavuniya and Mannar and the Pradeshiya Sabha of Maritimepattu (Mullaitivu), will officially launch the Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness Plan for each city on Monday, 15th September. The ...

read more »

Government of Japan Supports Pre-School Education in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province with UN-Habitat and Save the Children Japan

26 August 2014, Mullaitvu District, Sri Lanka: : The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), in partnership with Save the Children Japan, is supporting the development of preschool education in Sri Lanka’s conflict affected Northern Province. With funding from the Government of Japan, this joint initiative is providing training for 21 preschool teachers on child-friendly ...

read more »

Coca-Cola – UN-Habitat partnership supports over 1,600 residents in Killinochchi district with access to fresh water

5th August 2014, Killinochchi, Sri Lanka: The Coca-Cola Foundation in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), has assisted over 1,600 residents in Punnanineeravi GN Division in Killinochchi district in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to access fresh water through a rain water harvesting project. To mark the completion of this 15 month project, ...

read more »

Lalith Lankatilleke, Father of the “People’s Participatory Process” of Reconstruction, Bids Farewell to UN-Habitat after 36 years.

July 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka: Mr.Lalith Lankatilleke, Senior Human Settlements Officer of UN-Habitat responsible for the country operations of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka has bid farewell, having retired after 36 years of service. An Architect-Planner by profession, Lalith has worked for over 40 years in the field of human settlements. 36 years have ...

read more »
Page 7 of 13« First...56789...Last »