Nairobi, 6 Apr 04
Kenya’s Minister of Lands, Mr. Amos Kimunya, today formalised a joint declaration with the Land Sector Development Partners Coordination Group of donor governments and aid agencies, to streamline and harmonise all land related activities under the leadership of the Ministry.
Nairobi, 12 Mar 04
UN-HABITAT’s Advisory Group on Forced Eviction (AGFE) met for the first time on 5 March 2005 at the organizations headquarters in Nairobi. UN-HABITAT sees the monitoring of forced evictions as an essential component for the successful implementation of the Habitat Agenda. In her welcoming address, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director challenged the group to address the voice of the urban poor who are in urgent need of adequate shelter and some form of secure tenure.
, 15 Oct 03
Leading the way in Latin America, Brazil is starting a major new campaign to upgrade its urban areas by bringing concrete improvements in security of tenure, public safety, municipal finance and participatory urban governance.
, 18 Feb 03
Delegates from around the world gathered at UN-HABITAT Headquarters Nairobi on Tuesday for an Expert Group meeting on Gender and Women’s issues in Human Settlements to ensure that problems facing women and children are not overlooked as governments make new efforts to improve the lives of urban slum dwellers. The three-day meeting was organised by UN-HABITAT with financial support from Norway.