Durban, 14 Sept 10
With an accelerated pace of urbanization which is projected to result in over 300 million new urban dwellers in the next 20 years, planners in Africa are faced with the daunting task of ensuring that the development takes place in an orderly manner.
Aleppo, 8 Jul 09
Arab youth, researchers and practitioners from across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Aleppo, Syria last week to share lessons learned and best practices related to vulnerable and margnalized children and youth in the region.
Nairobi, Kenya, 18 Feb 09
The new Permanent Representatives of Tunisia to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Hatem Atallah, and his counterpart from Morocco, Mr. Abdelilah Benryane, on Tuesday presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Tunis, 21 Nov 08
UN-HABITAT believes that future of African cities and their economic growth depends largely on infrastructure investment.
Delivering a keynote address at the African Economic Conference (AEC) held in Tunis, Tunisia the Director of Regional Office for Africa and Arab States (ROAAS) Mr. Alioune Badiane blamed inadequate policies at both the local and central government, lack of political will and transparency in governance for the underdevelopment of urban economies in the continent.
Tunis, 18 Nov 05
In a new statement called the Tunis Commitment , governments said: “We reaffirm the commitments made in Geneva and build on them in Tunis by focusing on financial mechanisms for bridging the digital divide, on Internet governance and related issues, as well as on follow-up and implementation of the Geneva and Tunis decisions.”