Auckland, 27 Mar 07
Democracy and strong leadership in local government and local administrations are vital foundations for developing strong local communities, Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon said in a keynote address on Tuesday to the fourth Commonwealth Local Government Conference, a key partner of UN-HABITAT.
Kathmandu, 23 Mar 07
Some 50 city leaders and their local parties representing more than 10 countries visited the Nepalese capital this week for a training workshop on Localising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through Innovative Leadership and Community Empowerment.
Nairobi, 22 Mar 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, raised the alarm over the one billion people, many of them in urban areas, who do not have access to safe water. She appealed for urgent action to improve provision for water to the urban poor.
Maputo, Mozambique, 20 Mar 07
A high level team from UN-HABITAT headquarters last week visited Mozambique to review the agency’s programmes in that country. They also met former President Joachim Chissano...
Nairobi, 19 Mar 07
The Government of Spain has committed new funding of US$592,000 for UN-HABITAT's Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Senegal.