Nairobi, 7 Apr 04
Hundreds of United Nations staff members gathered at the Memorial Garden, Gigiri, in Nairobi to observe the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, read the Secretary-General's message commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
Amman, 25 Feb 04
UN-HABITAT and officials of interim government in Iraq have agreed to embark on a new Urban and Housing Rehabilitation Programme under which UN-HABITAT will help promote sustainable post-war reconstruction. Japan has contributed US $8.8 million for a post-war school and community rehabilitation project in southern Iraq.
BAM, Iran, 19 Feb 04
UN-HABITAT has been invited by Iran to assist with reconstruction in the historic Silk Road city of Bam following a devastating earthquake that claimed more than 43,000 lives and destroyed homes, schools, offices and other infrastructure.
Kabul, 16 Feb 04
A new National Solidarity Programme aimed at strengthening a network of some 30,000 self-governing local community institutions in Afghanistan has been established by the government with the support of UN-HABITAT.
Geneva, 17 Dec 03
Mr. Ruud Lubbers, the High Commissioner of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), and the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, today signed an operational Memorandum of Understanding, to improve their collaboration in delivering durable shelter solutions for refugees and returnees.
, 23 Oct 03
Senior United Nations officials and representatives of donor governments gathered in the Spanish capital Madrid on Thursday for two days of talks aimed finding the funds and political consensus to rebuild Iraq. Set to play a major role if called upon, UN-HABITAT has a new game plan for longer-term urban rehabilitation and governance, and a fresh strategy for immediate needs.