Islamabad, 28 Feb 08
UN-HABITAT this week received additional funding of USD 2 million from the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom to strengthen its training and technical assistance for the victims of a Pakistan earthquake who lost their homes.
Nairobi, 26 Feb 08
Hundreds of young Kenyans gathered on Monday to launch a campaign aimed at getting their peers to refrain from post-election violence that has so far claimed some 1,000 lives and displacing almost 300,000 people around the country.
Nairobi, 5 Feb 08
The Dar es Salaam citywide strategy is one of the City Alliance’s first generation projects. The proposal for support was submitted in 2003 and after an elaborate consultative process, the programme was approved in 2004 and a grant agreement signed in October 2004.
Nairobi, 4 Feb 08
UN-HABITAT and UNICEF held a peace meeting at UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday in an effort to persuade young Kenyans to be ambassadors for peace in their troubled country. And the stories and tears flowed as young people recounted what happened as post-election violence ushered in a grim new year for the East African country.
Nairobi, 1 Feb 08
United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon on Friday applauded the UN staff at the United Nations headquarters in Africa for their courage and resilience in the face of adversity. He pledged the full support of UN headquarters.
"I realize that these are difficult times. I also realize that the working environment is far from normal," Mr. Ban told a packed staff meeting at the United Nations’ only headquarters in a developing country.