Brussels, 25 Oct 04
UN-HABITAT and the Brussels-based African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at promoting sustainable urbanization and the eradication of poverty in ACP countries.
Ouagadougou, 18 Oct 04
Several thousand residents of an informal community on the outskirts of Ouagadougou on 12 October gathered to witness the signature of a plan of action to launch UN-HABITAT’s global campaigns on urban governance and secure tenure in Burkina Faso. The plan provides for spending amounting to US$600 million over the next seven years.
Nairobi, 13 Oct 04
A high-powered Norwegian delegation led by Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik visited UN-HABITAT headquarters on Tuesday and signed a Framework Agreement with the Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka aimed at improving the lives of slum dwellers and urban poor.
Nairobi, 11 Oct 04
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday hailed Professor Wangari Maathai on winning the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize saying that her award showed recognition of the courage and endeavours of African women.
Nairobi, Kenya, 7 Oct 04
On World Habitat Day 2004, the Kenya municipalities of Nakuru and Naivasha received free Geographical Information System (GIS) software worth over US$15,000 under a joint grant programme from UN-HABITAT and the software producer, ESRI.
Addis Ababa, 7 Oct 04
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, will meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday for two days of talks with members of the new Commission for Africa that is preparing a report for next year’s meeting of the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations.
Nairobi, 6 Oct 04
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Wednesday launched the Residents Convention for a Safer Nairobi for All and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Local Government to make the capital safer and replicate the project in other Kenyan urban centres.
Nairobi, 4 Oct 04
The Building and Social Housing Foundation, an independent research organisation based in the United Kingdom, joined UN-HABITAT to celebrate World Habitat Day on Monday and present its two annual World Habitat Awards for programmes showing their exemplary commitment to improving human settlements.
Nairobi, Kenya, 4 Oct 04
Thousands of people gathered on the outskirts of Nairobi on Monday in Kibera, Africa’s biggest informal settlement, for the global celebration of World Habitat Day in a festive atmosphere punctuated by calls on policy makers around the world to make cities engines of rural development.