Nairobi, 9 Jul 07
The President of the Ford Foundation, Susan Berresford last week visited the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, one of the most deprived low income settlements in East Africa, for a first-hand review of a project that recently won a top UN-HABITAT award.
Nairobi, 7 Dec 06
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, formally received the credentials on 5 December of the new Permanent Representative of the United States of America to UN-HABITAT, Mr. James Stewart.
Washington, DC, 2 Aug 06
Officials of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities last week concluded a high profile visit to the United Nations offices in Washington DC and New York where they held talks with top officials of the global body.
Kampala, 16 Nov 05
Representatives from banks, finance, land and housing ministries from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda gathered in Kampala with American and UN officials for the first regional meeting devoted to promoting innovative financing for affordable housing.
New York, 1 Nov 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday addressed the second committee of the sixtieth General Assembly of the United Nations, introducing the Secretary General’s report on the implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the agency.
New York, 19 Sept 05
World leaders at the United Nations World Summit resolved to achieve significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020 and recognized the urgent need for increased resources for affordable housing and housing-related infrastructure.
New York, 16 Sept 05
In the lead-up to the UN World Summit in New York, UN-HABITAT participated in a public symposium on “The Millennium Development Goals and the City” – the theme of World Habitat Day on Monday 3, October.
New York, 16 Sept 05
UN-HABITAT experts told officials gathered for the world summit in New York this week how innovative new financing mechanisms could have a major impact in reducing urban poverty and improving the lives of slum dwellers.
New York, 14 Sept 05
The 2005 World Summit, the largest gathering ever of international leaders, opened at United Nations Headquarters in New York today with a warning from Secretary-General Kofi Annan that “millions of lives and the hopes of billions” rest on fulfilling the pledges contained in the meeting’s outcome document.