Nakuru, Kenya, 8 Apr 08
The UN-HABITAT Sustainable Cities Programme targets on the improvement of living conditions of urban dwellers in developing countries by introducing a bottom-up planning approach. To improve the flow of information among the different stakeholders involved and to enable the local community to participate in urban planning, some Sustainable Cities Programme partner cities set up a Geographic Information System-based Environmental Management Information System.
Nairobi, 4 Mar 08
A youth violence prevention week came to a close at the weekend with participants pledging to spread the peace message across Kenya after two months of tension and ethnic violence following elections in December 2007.
Nairobi, 26 Feb 08
Hundreds of young Kenyans gathered on Monday to launch a campaign aimed at getting their peers to refrain from post-election violence that has so far claimed some 1,000 lives and displacing almost 300,000 people around the country.
Nairobi, 4 Feb 08
UN-HABITAT and UNICEF held a peace meeting at UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday in an effort to persuade young Kenyans to be ambassadors for peace in their troubled country. And the stories and tears flowed as young people recounted what happened as post-election violence ushered in a grim new year for the East African country.
Nairobi, 1 Feb 08
United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon on Friday applauded the UN staff at the United Nations headquarters in Africa for their courage and resilience in the face of adversity. He pledged the full support of UN headquarters.
"I realize that these are difficult times. I also realize that the working environment is far from normal," Mr. Ban told a packed staff meeting at the United Nations’ only headquarters in a developing country.
Nairobi, 8 Jan 08
In partnership with the United Nations Country Team and the Government of Kenya, UN-HABITAT is working to establish the extent of the destruction and loss of housing, land and property following the violence arising from the recent elections.