New York, 27 Jul 05
The United Nations Special Envoy on housing evictions in Zimbabwe, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, today briefed the Security Council on her two-week visit to the southern African country where the demolition of housing and markets have left some 700,000 people without homes or businesses.
Bangkok, 27 Jul 05
UN-HABITAT and UNDP have signed an agreement to support local government organizations in participatory rehabilitation planning in areas of Thailand hit by last December’s tsunami killer wave.
New York, 25 Jul 05
UN Special Envoy and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka presented her report to the Secretary General on Friday with calls to the Government of Zimbabwe to stop the demolition of homes and markets, pay reparations to those who have lost housing and livelihoods and punish those who, “with indifference to human suffering,” carried out the evictions of some 700,000 people.
New York, 20 Jul 05
A UN report on the humanitarian aspects of a demolition and eviction campaign in Zimbabwe that rendered hundreds of thousands homeless and unable to earn a living has been sent to the Government of Zimbabwe for its consideration, a United Nations spokesperson said.
Nairobi, 18 Jul 05
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security have announced that they will provide over 3 million US dollars towards upgrading homes and urban community facilities in informal settlements in the three Afghan cities of Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad.
Harare, 11 Jul 05
United Nations Special Envoy, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, at the weekend ended a two-week assessment of the evictions of some 200,000 people in Zimbabwe to prepare a report for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Harare, 8 Jul 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT sent a message of condolences to the people of Britain and the citizens of London following the bombings that claimed more than 50 lives and left 700 wounded.
Harare, 8 Jul 05
The United Nations Special Envoy assessing the evictions of thousands of poor people from housing and businesses in Zimbabwe was scheduled to visit the Victoria Falls district and return to Harare for a final round of talks before winding up her two-week mission at the weekend.
Harare, 5 Jul 05
The United Nations Special Envoy for human settlements issues in Zimbabwe, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka was scheduled to travel to Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo by road on Tuesday in the next phase of her assessment of the evictions of some 200,000 people in and around urban areas of the country.
Nairobi, 4 Jul 05
Marking a new stage in its collaboration with the private sector, UN-HABITAT has signed an agreement with the Australian-based group, Bovis Lend Lease PTY Limited, to help rehabilitate areas of Sri Lanka devastated by last December’s tsunami killer wave.
Nairobi, 1 Jul 05
Six months since an undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia sending a tsunami killer wave on a roll of destruction and devastation, countries and people in the Indian Ocean have been brought together like never before to provide a wide range of support and rehabilitation.
Bangkok, 1 Jul 05
In a joint effort to share housing solutions for the urban poor, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and UN-HABITAT this week showcased a new initiative in Thailand aimed at improving the lives of slum dwellers.