, 22 Aug 07
For the first time, city profiles that include the new Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) themes: Basic Urban Services and Local Economic Development were published. Additionally, one of the profiles contains a seventh theme, Cultural Heritage, because of its high relevance for Rosetta.
Tehran, 15 Aug 07
At the end of a two-day visit to the Iranian capital, Mr. Daniel Biau, Director of UN-HABITAT’s Technical Co-operation Division, announced that a Disaster Mitigation Office of UN-HABITAT will start its activities in Tehran at the beginning of 2008.
Nairobi, 13 Aug 07
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) last week availed a US$ 900,000 grant to UN-HABITAT towards waste management in the western Kenyan town of Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria.
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 ...
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, 19 Jun 07
Acting on recommendations from a committee in which UN-HABITAT played a major role, Kenya’s Finance Minister last week made major pledges aimed at increasing access to housing for low income earners.
Nairobi, 5 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT announced on Tuesday that the European Union and The Netherlands will provide funding for post-conflict reconstruction in areas damaged during Israeli bombing raids in Lebanon last year.