Kabul, 22 Nov 05
The director of UN-HABITAT’s Regional Office for Asia Pacific, Mr. Madhab Mathema on Monday told a news conference in Kabul that UN-HABITAT was forging ahead with a new human security project aimed at upgrading informal settlements in the three Afghan cities of Kandahar, Mazar, and Jalalabad.
Tunis, 18 Nov 05
In a new statement called the Tunis Commitment , governments said: “We reaffirm the commitments made in Geneva and build on them in Tunis by focusing on financial mechanisms for bridging the digital divide, on Internet governance and related issues, as well as on follow-up and implementation of the Geneva and Tunis decisions.”
Fukuoka, 16 Nov 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Tibaijuka, visited Genkai Island off Fukuoka to see at first-hand the damage wrought by an earthquake on 20 March this year and to take stock of reconstruction efforts.
Kampala, 16 Nov 05
Representatives from banks, finance, land and housing ministries from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda gathered in Kampala with American and UN officials for the first regional meeting devoted to promoting innovative financing for affordable housing.
Rabat, 14 Nov 05
Over 170 legislators from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America attending the Fifth Global Parliamentarians on Habitat Forum in Morocco last week adopted the Rabat Declaration advocating debt relief to help finance housing and urban infrastructure.
Nanning, 11 Nov 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Friday addressed the International Conference on Sustainable Urban Development with a call for better welfare as a means to achieving sustainable urban development.
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.
Johannesburg, 9 Nov 05
Shouting their message in full volume to more than 500 participants at the first African Hip-Hop Summit in Newtown, Johannesburg, leading Hip-Hop artists from around the world teamed up with UN-HABITAT last month to help give young people a voice in their affairs.
Nairobi, 7 Nov 05
A five-member Norwegian delegation led by Mr. Jostein Leiro, Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday concluded a two-day annual meeting with the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, and other officials on progress in the agency’s work programme.
Nairobi, 7 Nov 05
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Monday received the credentials of the Permanent Representative of the European Commission to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Eric Jacob van der Linden.
Nairobi, 3 Nov 05
Some 31 students from Kenyan and Swedish universities on Thursday held a one-day exhibition at UN-HABITAT’s Nairobi headquarters showcasing their work towards addressing sustainable urban development.
Stockholm, 3 Nov 05
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, and the Managing Director of the Swedish Cooperative Centre (SCC) in Stockholm, Mr. Lennart Hjalmarson, have agreed to start a new collaboration aimed at helping developing countries promote security of tenure, better housing and service provision for poor people.
Geneva, 2 Nov 05
The International Platform on Sustainable Urban Development, has adopted the “Geneva Declaration for a viable future in cities” with the objective of creating a world solidarity network for better human settlements.
Cologne, 2 Nov 05
UN-HABITAT is teaming up with the International Association of Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) to push for more parks, sports facilities and urban recreational spaces in towns and cities around the world.
New York, 1 Nov 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday addressed the second committee of the sixtieth General Assembly of the United Nations, introducing the Secretary General’s report on the implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the agency.