Iraq, 4 Jul 06
On March, 16th, 2006, UN-HABITAT, with funding provided by the Government of Japan through the UNDG Trust Fund, started work on the rehabilitation of 44 houses for poor families in the Al-Ansar Neighborhood in the City of Najaf. The rehabilitation works are being carried out by a small local contractor under the supervision of UN-HABITAT national consultants.
Amman, Jordan, 26 Apr 05
UN-HABITAT and the Iraqi ministries of Municipality and Public Works, and Construction and Housing on Tuesday started a two-day round-table meeting in Amman, Jordan, on a new slum upgrading strategy for Iraq.
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.
Nairobi, 12 Jan 05
Mr. Paul Volcker and the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) released on 9 January 2005, on their website, 58 internal audit reports on the Oil-for-Food Programme (OFFP) and the UN Compensation Commission. In addition, they put out a briefing paper on the audit reports. Five of the 58 audit reports published are on UN-HABITAT operations.
Nairobi, 4 Jan 05
UN-HABITAT’s Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Daniel Biau, will next week embark on an official visit Japan to brief the country’s officials on the progress the agency has made in reconstruction work in Iraq.
Amman, Jordan, 26 May 04
The Third Consultative Meeting of the High-Level Advisory Panel for the Reconstruction of Iraq met in the Jordanian capital, Amman, 18 – 19 May to discuss funding and implementation of the UN-HABITAT Urban and Housing Rehabilitation Programme (UHRP).
Nairobi, 31 Mar 04
UN-HABITAT’s activities in Iraq, received a boost when the Government of Japan announced today that, along with other UN agencies, three of UN-HABITAT’s projects will receive earmarked financial support as part of the US$ 360 million deposited by the Japanese Government into the UN Development Group Iraq Trust Fund on 26th March 2004.
Amman, 25 Feb 04
UN-HABITAT and officials of interim government in Iraq have agreed to embark on a new Urban and Housing Rehabilitation Programme under which UN-HABITAT will help promote sustainable post-war reconstruction. Japan has contributed US $8.8 million for a post-war school and community rehabilitation project in southern Iraq.
, 23 Oct 03
Senior United Nations officials and representatives of donor governments gathered in the Spanish capital Madrid on Thursday for two days of talks aimed finding the funds and political consensus to rebuild Iraq. Set to play a major role if called upon, UN-HABITAT has a new game plan for longer-term urban rehabilitation and governance, and a fresh strategy for immediate needs.