Jinja, Uganda, 30 Jul 07
Margaret Mugweri is a very happy woman because of having a better roof over her head. For years, like many languishing in the world’s urban centres, the 45 year-old had to contend with landlords ...
Antananarivo, 31 May 07
UN-HABITAT joined a group of UN agencies in Madagascar earlier this month for a seminar on housing reform and shelter needs as part of the new ‘One UN’ concept whereby all agencies working in a country pool their expertise as best they can for the benefit of all.
Santiago, 16 Apr 07
An international expert group meeting on urban indigenous peoples and migration in Santiago, Chile urged the international community to understand and better support indigenous people leading a marginalised existence in many cities around the world.
Nairobi, 29 May 06
India has signed a landmark agreement with UN-HABITAT to host the inaugural meeting of a new housing development forum for the rapidly urbanising Asia-Pacific region, which is home to the world’s largest number of slum dwellers.
Cape Town, 25 May 06
At the behest of the recently concluded African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD), homeless people and slum dwellers from around the world gathered in Cape Town last week to engage governments in talks to improve their plight.
Washington DC, 8 May 06
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week told a special panel of the United States Senate that 72 percent of the urban populations in Africa still live in slums and informal settlements.
Antananarivo, 20 Apr 06
Prime Minister Jacques Sylla of Madagascar has launched a national programme to upgrade informal settlements and prepare sound urban development with the support of UN-HABITAT and the United Nations Development Programme.