Bujumbura, 19 Jul 13
Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of five East African Nations met last week to discuss an initiative to improve the water, sanitation and environmental conditions in the Lake Tanganyika Region.
Addis Ababa, 25 Oct 12
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed an MOU with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach and advocacy in sustainable urban mobility.
Naples, Italy, 5 Sept 12
UN-Habitat this week announced the implementation of its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in member countries of the Brussels-based Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) thanks to the support of the European Commission. French
The Hague, 14 Mar 12
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Thomas Lubanga Diylo of war crimes for conscripting and enlisting children under 15 into the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC).
Nairobi, 17 Jan 12
UN-HABITAT this week hosted the first Steering Committee meeting for the African Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development to be held on 25-27 June 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kigali, 16 Jan 12
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director, and Dr. Aisa Kirabo, UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director, this week started an official visit to Kigali, capital of Rwanda, visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site for the victims of the 1994 Genocide.
Zanzibar, 11 Jan 12
Some 16 representatives from youth groups in East and Southern Africa that were successful in the 2011 round of UN-HABITAT's Urban Youth Fund recently attended training in Zanzibar.
Nairobi, 8 Nov 11
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Tuesday told students at the University of Nairobi that he considered universities as strategic partners in the quest for sustainable urban development.
Lilongwe, 1 Nov 11
Malawi's Deputy Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Christopher Ngwira, officially opened the National Urban Forum in the capital Lilongwe to mark the start of a two-day meeting on city development in the country.
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Sept 11
The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, died overnight at a Nairobi hospital. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, said Wangari had been undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71.
Nairobi, 12 Sept 11 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his sorrow and sympathy for the families of the victims of a petrol pipeline explosion in a dense Nairobi slum on Monday which claimed scores of lives and left many injured.
Nairobi, 28 Jul 11
Eleven towns in the Lake Victoria Basin are now able to provide improved urban management and basic services following the recent completion of an integrated programme of training and capacity building which targeted municipal councils, service providers, NGOs, Multi-Stakeholder Forums and Community-Based Organizations.
Nairobi, 10 Apr 11
Dr. Joan Clos met his predecessor, former Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka,on the eve of the meeting of countries in the Governing Council which oversees UN-HABITAT's work programme and budget.
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Feb 11
Twenty four students comprising of town clerks, heads of departments, committee chairpersons, and council officers from the East African region last week with a Diploma in Urban Development Studies at a colorful ceremony attended by family, friends and invited guests.