Dar es Salaam, 27 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday paid a courtesy call on the UN Resident Coordinator, in Tanzania, Mr. Oscar Fernandez Taranco. Their talks centred on the Women's Empowerment Programme that helps low income women's groups to build their own houses through women's housing cooperative societies.
Jinja, Uganda, 30 Jul 07
Margaret Mugweri is a very happy woman because of having a better roof over her head. For years, like many languishing in the world’s urban centres, the 45 year-old had to contend with landlords ...
New York, 7 Jun 07
UN HABITAT told a United Nations meeting discussing the role of youth in the global economy that young people in cities, especially those living in slums, have considerable potential to advance the economies of countries in the developing world.
Nairobi, 20 Apr 07
Over 200 youth attended a two-day MDG Town side event of the twenty-first session of UN-HABITAT’S Governing Council to share best practices and exchange ideas on how youth can help accelerate attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
Nairobi, 19 Apr 07
Norwegian Minister for Local Government and Regional Development, Ms. Aaslaug Haga, this week visited a youth centre set up in the Kenyan capital by UN-HABITAT and the city authorities to help underprivileged young people.
Nairobi, 19 Apr 07
In a major breakthrough for young people living in poverty in developing countries around the world, governments this week approved a Norwegian proposal to establish a new UN-HABITAT Youth Fund to expand the agency’s youth programmes.
Nairobi, 18 Apr 07
Voices from the corporate world, local authorities, foundations and civil society organizations at the twenty-first session of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council this week told governments that they needed to do much more to understand the plight of the urban poor and how to tackle it.
Santiago, 16 Apr 07
An international expert group meeting on urban indigenous peoples and migration in Santiago, Chile urged the international community to understand and better support indigenous people leading a marginalised existence in many cities around the world.