Mostar, 24 Feb 05
UN-HABITAT has extended its post-conflict activities in the Western Balkans to the city of Mostar, where it will introduce a new, inclusive urban planning programme aimed at helping regenerate the city and further reconciling its once divided communities.
Fukuoka, 24 Feb 05
Residents of Fukuoka in Japan have donated more than US$ 300,000 through UN-HABITAT to help bring relief to victims of the giant tsunami wave that claimed thousands of lives and destroyed vast tracts of land and property in several Indian Ocean countries last December.
Nairobi, 15 Feb 05
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, and Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT have learned with great sadness and shock of the brutal murder in the heart of Beirut on Monday of the former Prime Minister, Mr. Rafic Hariri of Lebanon, and a number of others in a powerful bomb blast.
New York, 14 Feb 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka last week put a strong case for the urban poor in Africa and Asia, saying that the two continents continued to have higher numbers of people being added to cities than any other region of the world.
Nairobi, 14 Feb 05
The International Union of Economists (IUE) last week held its Annual Meeting at the UN complex at Nairobi, with a special focus on housing and finance issues, as well as the situation of slums in the Russian Federation.
New York, 10 Feb 05
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, said that the Commission for Africa initiated by British Prime Minister Tony Blair will meet in London next week to decide on recommendations that will be brought to the agendas of the Group of Eight industrialised nations and the European Union.
Durban, South Africa, 10 Feb 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, last week solicited the views of more than 40 African housing ministers and senior officials on urbanization, aid and trade on Friday for a report that will go to the Group of Eight leading industrialized powers.
Durban, 4 Feb 05
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, told delegates attending the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development that African countries were poorer now than they were in the early 1960s, partly because the continent had been not been integrated into the world trade system on favourable terms.
Durban, 3 Feb 05
DURBAN, 3 February 2005 - Ministers and senior officials from more than 40 African countries gathered in Durban, South Africa on Thursday at the First African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) to thrash out ways of tackling growing urbanization in a continent where, south of the Sahara, over 70 per cent of urban dwellers live in slums.
Durban, 2 Feb 05
Experts meeting at the ongoing African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) joined the African Union and UN-HABITAT with passionate calls for Africa to speak with one voice at a series of forthcoming international meetings.
Durban, 1 Feb 05
An African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) opened in Durban, South Africa, yesterday with a warning that unless African countries take urgent action on runaway urbanization and growing slums, they will fail future generations.