Nairobi, 12 Mar 03
At the Woman of the Year award in Nairobi on 7 March, ten women were honoured for their selflessness, courage and dedication to their communities. Congratulating the winners and nominees for the awards, UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka a key speaker at the occasion, highlighted the burden of women in slums and shanty settlements where percent of the city’s population live.
, 20 Feb 03
The Government of Netherlands has given over EUR 7.8 million (US $ 8.4 m) to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme within the framework of a two year Partnership Programme. This increase in funding, from one of its major donors, explicitly recognises the success of UN-HABITAT's work in implementing the Habitat Agenda. At the same time, the Dutch Government has more than doubled its annual contribution from EUR 453,780 to EUR 1.3 m (US $ 1.4 m) from 2003 onwards.
, 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.
Nairobi/Arusha, 7 Feb 03
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under Secretary-General of the UN, and the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT stressed that there was a need to make globalization work for local people, create decent jobs, and provide decent shelter for the urban poor who are stranded in the slums and squatter settlements surrounding the cities of Africa. Mrs. Tibaijuka was speaking as the Chairperson of the second session, at the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization (WCSDG) held in Arusha, Tanzania, from 6-7 February 2003.