Nairobi, Kenya, 11 Apr 05
Government ministers and senior officials from around the world agreed during the UN-HABITAT Governing Council that poor people are not high-risk borrowers as micro-financing initiatives around in many countries have shown.
Nairobi, 14 Feb 05
The International Union of Economists (IUE) last week held its Annual Meeting at the UN complex at Nairobi, with a special focus on housing and finance issues, as well as the situation of slums in the Russian Federation.
Nairobi, 26 Jan 05
The countries of the world stand a fair chance of cutting poverty by half in the coming decade and enabling billions more people to enjoy the fruits of the global economy, says a new landmark report by the United Nations.
Brussels, 2 Dec 04
UN-HABITAT has been granted observer status to the institutions of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group). The decision, which takes effect from 1 December 2004, was taken at the 80th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers held in Brussels, Belgium, from 29 November to 3 December 2004.
Addis Ababa, 7 Oct 04
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, will meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday for two days of talks with members of the new Commission for Africa that is preparing a report for next year’s meeting of the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations.
Nairobi, Kenya, 4 Oct 04
Thousands of people gathered on the outskirts of Nairobi on Monday in Kibera, Africa’s biggest informal settlement, for the global celebration of World Habitat Day in a festive atmosphere punctuated by calls on policy makers around the world to make cities engines of rural development.
Nairobi, Kenya, 1 Oct 04
An inter-regional conference on urban-rural linkages opened in Nairobi on Friday with Kenya’s Vice-President, Mr. Moody Awori, and UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka calling for mutually inclusive development plans for towns and rural areas.
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.
London, 4 May 04
The British Prime Minister Tony Blair has established a new Commission for Africa comprising 17 internationally known figures who will report to the Group of Eight summit of industrialised nations in July next year in a fresh bid for change.