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CDO emerging city of tomorrow–UN

DANGEROUS BUSINESS  Informal settlers use wooden carts that are tethered to each other to go down and up the dangerous zigzag road in Carmen Hill, Barangay Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City, and to get water in plastic containers for their families. Unmindful of the risks, they also carry pieces of wood to sell to people living downhill. PHOTO FROM UN-HABITAT/ALESSANDRO SCOTTI

A Philippine city took center stage at the World Urban Forum (WUF) in Medellin, Colombia, organized by the United Nations.

Posted: May 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Focus on water issues, UN exec urges media


A top United Nations regional official in Asia and the Pacific has called on both traditional and social media to give more focus and space to water-related issues that have dramatic consequences for humanity.

Posted: December 3rd, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines hailed as model in disaster response


FUKUOKA—The Philippines leads Japan and other countries prone to natural disasters in terms of system preparedness, governance and youth participation in mitigating the impact of climate change on people and property, a disaster risk specialist said here on Tuesday. Addressing the United Nations Settlement Program (UN-Habitat)’s 6th Asian City Journalists Conference (ACJC), Professor Rajob Shaw […]

Posted: October 6th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »