Jakarta, 30 Sept 05
The United Nations has designated the first Monday of October each year as World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of human settlements, especially the living conditions of the urban poor and their basic right to adequate shelter. This year the theme of World Habitat Day on Monday 3 October 2005 is The Millennium Development Goals and the City.
Nairobi, 27 Sept 05
Delegates from across east, central and southern Africa on Friday concluded a two-day UN-HABITAT workshop on providing the poor with decent, liveable housing through the Cities Without Slums Programme.
Nevsehir, Turkey, 26 Sept 05
Hundreds of delegates representing local authorities from around the world, governments, NGOs and academic experts gathered in Nevsehir this week to discuss peace and social integration in human settlements.
Kathmandu, 22 Sept 05
A new movie explaining the importance of urban water conservation based on a love story has been aired to a nationwide television audience in Nepal as part of a campaign to help broaden public understanding of clean water and sanitation.
New York, 19 Sept 05
World leaders at the United Nations World Summit resolved to achieve significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020 and recognized the urgent need for increased resources for affordable housing and housing-related infrastructure.
Weihai,, 19 Sept 05
Thousands of people both from China and abroad at the weekend thronged the opening of the Second Weihai International Habitat Festival, aimed at promoting the exchange of ideas on improving the living environment.
New York, 16 Sept 05
In the lead-up to the UN World Summit in New York, UN-HABITAT participated in a public symposium on “The Millennium Development Goals and the City” – the theme of World Habitat Day on Monday 3, October.
New York, 16 Sept 05
UN-HABITAT experts told officials gathered for the world summit in New York this week how innovative new financing mechanisms could have a major impact in reducing urban poverty and improving the lives of slum dwellers.
New York, 14 Sept 05
The 2005 World Summit, the largest gathering ever of international leaders, opened at United Nations Headquarters in New York today with a warning from Secretary-General Kofi Annan that “millions of lives and the hopes of billions” rest on fulfilling the pledges contained in the meeting’s outcome document.
London, 12 Sept 05
By the year 2030, an additional 3 billion people making up about 40 percent of the global population will need housing, according to UN-HABITAT’s latest flagship report released on Monday, Financing Urban Shelter: Global Report on Human Settlements 2005.
Nairobi, 9 Sept 05
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, this week expressed appreciation to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for its support for the organization.
New York, 9 Sept 05
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a gathering of world mayors and other city officials on Thursday that over the next 30 years virtually all of the world’s population growth would occur in the urban areas of low and middle-income countries.