Maputo, 30 Oct 12
A high powered delegation from the UN-Habitat headquarters comprising of the Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and members of the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) last week conducted a highly successful mission to Mozambique where they inspected the agency’s ongoing projects as well as holding meetings with top officials of that country.
Nairobi, 17 Oct 12
Partners working towards the Habitat Agenda have emphasised the need to tap into existing knowledge about cities to strengthen the role of urbanisation in sustainable urban development.
Nairobi, 16 Oct 12
Delegates from the Governments of Sweden, Spain and Norway made a special field visit to Kibera as part of the recent Joint Annual Consultation (JAC) 2012. The objective of the field visit was for the donors to learn more about some of UN-Habitat’s projects and to have the opportunity to dialogue with external partners of the organization.
Nairobi, 4 Oct 12
In order to support the implementation of tangible actions that will help in the improvement of the living conditions for slum dwellers, Burkina Faso, Niger and Kenya recently made financial contributions to the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme. French
Nairobi, 3 Oct 12
UN-Habitat and the Swedish Ax:son Johnson Foundation on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will form a basis of partnerships in the lead up to the Habitat III conference.
Embu, Kenya, 3 Oct 12
Traditional dances, songs by a local a choir as well as a march past by a Kenya’s National Youth Service Band marked the international celebrations of this year’s World Habitat Day that were marked in Embu town, some 110 kilometers to the east of the capital Nairobi.