Nairobi, 21 Sept 06
Although Africa is faced with the daunting challenge of mushrooming slums, there is hope for the continent to move forward and provide adequate shelter for its urban populations, UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka told journalists on Thursday at the ongoing Fourth Africities Summit in Nairobi.
Nairobi, 20 Sept 06
African governments can only achieve the water and sanitation target of the Millennium Development Goals if they incorporated all stakeholders including municipalities and the donor community in the drafting and implementation of new National water policies.
Nairobi, Kenya, 15 Sept 06
UN Secretary-General Mr. Kofi Annan has appointed Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka of Tanzania, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON). Mrs. Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, is the highest ranking African woman in the United Nations system.
Nairobi, 4 Sept 06
Officials of South Africa’s National Council of Provinces today attended a high profile briefing at the UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi where they held talks with top officials of the agency.
Geneva, 4 Sept 06
The Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Palestinian People has said it will finance the construction of 100 housing units in the West Bank city of Hebron at cost of US$ 6.3 million.