New York, 14 Feb 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka last week put a strong case for the urban poor in Africa and Asia, saying that the two continents continued to have higher numbers of people being added to cities than any other region of the world.
Durban, 4 Feb 05
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, told delegates attending the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development that African countries were poorer now than they were in the early 1960s, partly because the continent had been not been integrated into the world trade system on favourable terms.
Belgrade, 28 Jan 05
UN-HABITAT this week received 5.9 million euros from the Italian Goverment to start implementation of a new social and housing integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia.
Kampala, 27 Jan 05
More than 100 participants converged at the Speke Resort in Kampala last week for a Commission for Africa (CFA) consultation workshop with calls for greater attention to problems facing the African continent.
Nairobi, 26 Jan 05
The countries of the world stand a fair chance of cutting poverty by half in the coming decade and enabling billions more people to enjoy the fruits of the global economy, says a new landmark report by the United Nations.
Tokyo, 24 Jan 05
Mr. Daniel Biau, Deputy Executive-Director of UN-HABITAT paid an official visit to the Government of Japan on 17 January to brief the officials on progress achieved in implementing the Japan-funded projects for the reconstruction of Iraq.
Paris, 20 Jan 05
Mayors and local government representatives from around the world have asked their umbrella body, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), to facilitate implementation of an action plan to respond to the specific needs of communities stricken by the tsunami disaster.
Nairobi, 17 Jan 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, has launched a Tsunami Human Settlements Recovery Facility at a recently concluded UN conference of Small Island Developing States.
Mauritius, 17 Jan 05
At a recently concluded International meeting on Small Island Developing States, UN-HABITAT tabled the problems and possibilities of managing sustainable human settlements development in these vulnerable habitats.