Dubai, 28 Apr 04
Representatives of some 161 member cities, capitals and organisations from 54 countries are attending the 10th Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cities and Capitals, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to review regional trends on city planning, urban development, and the management of urbanisation.
New York, 26 Apr 04
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Anna Tibaijuka, presented Nasreen Mustafa Sideek Berwari, Minister for Municipalities and Public Works in Iraq and Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair of the Global Water Partnership, with the Habitat Scroll of Honour award during the 12th Commission on Sustainable Development.
Nairobi (PANA), 24 Apr 04
The Kenya cabinet has approved a National Housing Policy and sent it to Parliament for endorsement to address the urban slum and housing shortage problems, deputy minister for roads, public works and housing, Joshua Toro said here Saturday.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 Apr 04
The old factory of Central Milk Cooperative of Manufacturers (CCPL), located in the neighborhood of Benfica, Rio de Janeiro’s north district, which became home to 1,200 poor families in 2002, has formed an organization to improve the living conditions of the residents.
Nairobi, 20 Apr 04
In order to address the growing mobility needs of HIV/AIDS Health Care Workers in Kenya, UN-HABITAT in conjunction with Rotary Club International, the Netherlands Chapter, and the Tour d'Afrique donated 14 new mountain bicycles to women's health care service providers who are affiliated with the National Council of Women of Kenya. According to UNAIDS reports, women are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV and they account for half of the 40 million people living with HIV or AIDS around the world.
New York, 19 Apr 04
The12th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was launched on 19 April 2004 with the international community calling for renewed commitment to the Millennium Development Goals, especially those specifically concerned with water, sanitation and human settlements.
Nairobi, 14 Apr 04
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, has mandated the Sierra Leone ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Melvin H. Chalobah, to be UN-HABITAT’s focal point to the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Nairobi, 7 Apr 04
Hundreds of United Nations staff members gathered at the Memorial Garden, Gigiri, in Nairobi to observe the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, read the Secretary-General's message commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
Nairobi, 6 Apr 04
Kenya’s Minister of Lands, Mr. Amos Kimunya, today formalised a joint declaration with the Land Sector Development Partners Coordination Group of donor governments and aid agencies, to streamline and harmonise all land related activities under the leadership of the Ministry.