Nairobi, 30 Jun 08
Microsoft East Africa last Friday donated a total of 210 computers to the Youth Empowerment Programmes in Kenya under the Ministry of Youth and Sports four of which went to the One Stop youth centre, an initiative of City Council of Nairobi supported by UN-HABITAT.
Melbourne, 30 Jun 08
UN-HABITAT on Monday announced a partnership deal with a mining company to deliver clean drinking water to residents of the Laotian town of Vilabouly as part of a the agency’s new drive to scale up water and sanitation services to those most in need.
Nairobi, 30 Jun 08
Further to the special announcement of 21 June 2008, on the possible postponement of World Urban Forum, we are pleased to announce that the Forum will take place as previously planned from 3 November 2008 in Nanjing , China. UN-HABITAT and the host Government of China invite participants to continue registering for WUF4 online at www.unhabitat.org/wuf . Any inconvenience caused is regretted.
Bahrain, 26 Jun 08
The Green Brigade, a project that has seen some 1700 women being mobilized to clean up the streets of Ouagadogou in Burkina Faso, is the winner of this year’s Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Habitat Award. A joint initiative of the Kingdom of Bahrain and UN-HABITAT, the award carries a cash prize of US$ 100,000.
Nairobi, 24 Jun 08
Working in collaboration with two Kenyan engineering firms, UN-HABITAT has developed innovative tractor trailer systems and a little pick up designed to meet the solid waste collection needs of small towns.
Nairobi, 21 Jun 08
As a result of the recent earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Housing and Construction of China (MHCC) which is host to the Fourth session of the World Urban Forum, and which is keen for a successful event,
Bahrain, 19 Jun 08
The Kingdom of Bahrain and UN-HABITAT have announced the establishment of the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Habitat Award. The award aims to promote the ideals and principles of good governance and equity in housing and urban
Nairobi, 16 Jun 08
UN-HABITAT this week joined the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) putting the agency on a new footing in global humanitarian operations. The IASC was established in 1992 to shape humanitarian policy and ensure coordinated and effective response to humanitarian crisis.
Nairobi, 10 Jun 08
The new Permanent Representatives of Indonesia and Bangladesh to UN-HABITAT this week presented their credentials to UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are Mr. Budi Bowoleksono of Indonesia and Mr. A.K.M. Shamsuddin of Bangladesh.
Yokohama, 9 Jun 08
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has decried rapid and unplanned urbanization in Africa which she said had led to unnecessary depletion, wastage and pollution of water resources. She spoke at the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African development 28-30 May. Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda pledged to double Japan’s annual net official development assistance to the African continent to USD 1.8 billion by 2012 and offer up to USD 4 billion of ODA loans to assist in developing mainly its infrastructure.
Nairobi, 7 Jun 08
The Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, has commended the Government of Finland for its support for the activities of the organization. Mrs. Tibaijuka made the commendation on Thursday while receiving the credentials from the new Permanent Representative of Finland to UN-HABITAT, Ms. Heli Sirve.