Barcelona, 1 Jun 04
The former Soviet leader, Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, who is President of the Green Cross, agreed in bilateral talks with UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, to work jointly to promote an new international convention on water as a basic human right.
Barcelona, 24 May 04
Visitors to the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures in the Spanish city of Barcelona can now see some of the world’s latest developments in urban innovation at a dazzling exhibition of best practices and ideas from countries around the world.
Brunei, 5 Mar 04
Education ministers from the 10 countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this week agreed to start a seed fund through the Asian Development Bank to begin implementation of UN-HABITAT’s Value-Based Water Education programme.
, 27 Oct 03
The Canadian Minister of International Cooperation, Ms. Susan Whelan today signed a memorandum on behalf of the Canada Fund for Africa of the Canadian International Development Agency committing over US$10 million (15 million Canadian dollars) to UN-HABITAT's Water and Sanitation Trust Fund. She congratulated UN-HABITAT for the success of the first part of the Water for African Cities programme.
Washington, 11 Feb 03
US Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, praised UN-HABITAT’s Water for African Cities Programme as one of the most cost-effective projects funded by the Foundation.