Dar es Salaam, 27 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday paid a courtesy call on the UN Resident Coordinator, in Tanzania, Mr. Oscar Fernandez Taranco. Their talks centred on the Women's Empowerment Programme that helps low income women's groups to build their own houses through women's housing cooperative societies.
, 22 Aug 07
For the first time, city profiles that include the new Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) themes: Basic Urban Services and Local Economic Development were published. Additionally, one of the profiles contains a seventh theme, Cultural Heritage, because of its high relevance for Rosetta.
Stockholm, 21 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT and its partner, the Asian Development Bank, hosted a seminar during the World Water Week convention in Stockholm at which a series of leading global experts discussed the latest thinking on getting water and sanitation to slum dwellers as a cornerstone of sustainable slum upgrading.
Nairobi, 17 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT has teamed up with leading agencies to help displaced people and refugees returning home assert their rights to housing and property lost during conflict through the publication of a new Handbook aimed at putting right a major gap in global humanitarian response systems.
Stockholm, 15 Aug 07
A new Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance aimed at improving water and sanitation access for the poorest of the poor was launched at the World Water Week convention in Stockholm, Sweden on Wednesday.
Tehran, 15 Aug 07
At the end of a two-day visit to the Iranian capital, Mr. Daniel Biau, Director of UN-HABITAT’s Technical Co-operation Division, announced that a Disaster Mitigation Office of UN-HABITAT will start its activities in Tehran at the beginning of 2008.
Stockholm, 14 Aug 07
World Water Week opened in the Swedish capital this week with impassioned warnings by the Prime Minister, Mr. Frederik Reinfeldt, and UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, that the world was not doing enough to achieve the Millennium Development Goal of halving the number of people without safe access to water and basic sanitation by 2015.
Nairobi, 13 Aug 07
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) last week availed a US$ 900,000 grant to UN-HABITAT towards waste management in the western Kenyan town of Kisumu on the shores of Lake Victoria.
Fukuoka, Japan, 10 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, this month celebrated its 10th anniversary with series of events including a music concert and panel discussions.
Islamabad, 10 Aug 07
A senior UN-HABITAT official in August visited Pakistan Administered Kashmir to review progress on the reconstruction of more than half a million homes destroyed or damaged during a devastating earthquake two years ago.
Nairobi, 3 Aug 07
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree in urban design last week by the School of Architecture and Building Sciences at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University.