Nairobi, 23 Sept 08
A UN-HABITAT training school sponsored by the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon with generous financial support of Norway and Finland is now teaching young people from the most deprived neighbourhoods of the Kenyan capital how to build better homes.
Nairobi, 22 Sept 08
With just over two weeks left before the observance of this year’s World Habitat Day, preparations for the ceremony are in high gear across the globe. From Africa through Asia to Europe and the Americas, governments, civic bodies as well as NGOs are laying out elaborate plans to mark this year’s event whose theme is ‘Harmoniuos Cities’ to be celebrated on October 6.
Nairobi, 9 Sept 08
The new Permanent Representative of Brazil to UN-HABITAT, Ms. Ana Maria Sampaio Fernandes, gave assurance of her country’s continued support to UN-HABITAT when she presented her credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka
Nairobi, 5 Sept 08
Concerned about the increasing environmental problems of the Lake Victoria Basin, East African Ministers of Water commended UN-HABITAT on its leadership role in the design and implementation of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative.
Nairobi, 1 Sept 08
Economic growth and attendant commercial urban development continue to contribute a lot to the problem of forced evictions, the UN-HABITAT Deputy Executive Director Ms. Inga Björk-Klevby said on Monday.