Vancouver, Canada, 18 Jun 06
UN-HABITAT`s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Sunday appointed former Mozambique President, Mr. Joachim Chissano, as the agency's Youth Ambassador to ensure that the concerns of young people remain high on the international agenda.
Vancouver, 10 Jun 06
The Canadian city of Vancouver is gearing up for the Third Session of the World Urban Forum, UN-HABITAT’s premier international meeting on the state of the world’s growing cities held every two years.
Nairobi, 15 May 06
Professor John Friedmann has won the first United Nations Human Settlements Lecture award. The recently launched UN-HABITAT Lecture series is organized through the Global Research Network on Human Settlements (HS-Net), an international board that advises UN-HABITAT on its Global Report on Human Settlements.
Nairobi, 5 Dec 05
From internet cafes in the slums of Nairobi, New Delhi and Lima to flashy office blocks in Europe and north America, thousands of people from around the world at the weekend beamed into the Habitat Jam for a global internet discussion of urban problems aimed at bringing fresh ideas from ordinary people to leaders and experts preparing for the third session of UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Forum in Vancouver next June.
Nairobi, 11 Nov 05
In a lead-up to the third session of the World Urban Forum (WUF), to be held in Vancouver, Canada, in June 2006, UN-HABITAT, in collaboration with IBM and the Canadian Government is holding what it hopes will be the world's biggest Internet discussion to date from 1-3 December 2005.
New York, 25 Apr 05
The Canadian Minister for Labour and Housing, Mr. Joe Fontana, on Friday invited delegates at the 13th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development to the third session of the World Urban Forum to be held in Vancouver next year.
Washington, 16 Nov 04
World Bank President, Mr. James Wolfensohn, and UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, have agreed to prepare cooperation framework for country collaboration between the two organizations.