Nairobi,Kenya, 13 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT and the Kenya National Library Services have signed a new library deal whereby cargo containers will be used to serve poor communities. The idea of the Container Library Project, a first of its kind in Kenya, is to help people living in informal settlements get access to reading material, business and education opportunities.
Lira, 6 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs Anna Tibaijuka last week attended a ceremony on in Northern Uganda, to celebrate the completion and presentation to the district of Lira of 64 new homes for teachers built by UN-HABITAT for 16 schools accommodating some 10,000 pupils.
Nairobi, 7 Apr 09
Young people joined UN-HABITAT and its partners for a week of hard lobbying of member governments in the Governing Council that oversees the agency’s work programme. Their message: with ever growing numbers of young people in the world’s growing cities, young voices must be heeded.
Austin, Texas, 24 Feb 09
Former US President Bill Clinton and UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka met recently at a high profile event organised by the Clinton Global Initiative – University.
Lake victoria, Kenya, 17 Feb 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a project in the Lake Victoria region to help accelerate access to improved sanitation for poor women and vulnerable households through a micro credit/revolving fund scheme.