Dakar, Senegal (PANA), 18 May 04
Alioune Badiane, Director of the Regional Office of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) for Africa and Arab countries, has urged African countries to restructure their urban centres and improve their economic activities.
, 2 Dec 03
An agreement has been reached on how to measure the state and progressive realization of the right to adequate housing, as outlined in the Habitat Agenda and other international instruments, during an expert group meeting convened in Geneva from 26-28 November 2003. The meeting was organized by UN-HABITAT and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) - through their joint initiative, the United Nations Housing Rights Programme.
, 15 Oct 03
In one of his first public international functions as Britain’s new Secretary of State for International Development, Hilary Benn, last week marked World Habitat Day by presenting Zena Daysh with UN-HABITAT’s Scroll of Honour award for a lifetime dedicated to improving human settlements around the world.
, 28 May 03
The Fourth Global Forum of Parliamentarians on Habitat, which was held in Berlin, Germany, on 12-14 May 2003, adopted the Berlin Declaration calling on governments to increase financial support for the realization of the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of improving the lives of 100 million slum dwellers by the year 2020. Governments were also called upon to ensure the availability of predictable financial resources for UN-HABITAT to strengthen its work on poverty alleviation.