Nairobi, 15 Apr 07
In the run up to the twenty-first session of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council, young African entrepreneurs gathered in Nairobi on Sunday to discuss market opportunities, best practices and business models to strengthen youth entrepreneurship in urban areas.
Nairobi, 20 Feb 07
In what has become an annual event, a group of youths will next week embark on the second climb of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro to highlight the problem of growing crime in the East African cities.
Nairobi, 31 Jan 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs.Anna Tibaijuka, on Tuesday escorted the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, through a section of the crowded Kibera slum to give him his first taste of extreme urban poverty in Africa.
Nairobi, 25 Jan 07
As part of peace building efforts following last year’s clashes in Nairobi’s Mathare slums, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Thursday held a meeting with the area’s residents to review the reconciliation progress.
Nairobi, 22 Jan 07
Hundreds of delegates to the World Social Forum currently underway in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday converged at the UN-HABITAT headquarters for a special session highlighting the troubles women face worldwide.
Geneva, 19 Jan 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, told a meeting of the Group of 77 and China on Thursday that humanity was now living in a new urban era with the majority of people on the planet now living in towns and cities.
Nairobi, 18 Jan 07
This week a blind cyclist will start pedaling all the way from Cairo to Cape Town as a UN-HABITAT goodwill ambassador: “The message I want to tell all those in pain and suffering is that it is possible to pick up the pieces and start life afresh.”