Nairobi, 2 May 06
All roads in Nairobi last Saturday led to the African Cultural Research and Education Foundation (ACREF) centre in Baba Dogo estate where a unique hip hop concert aimed at educating Kenyan youth on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was held.
Nairobi, 28 Apr 06
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday visited the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi during a state visit to Kenya marking the last leg of a five-nation tour to the United States, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and Nigeria.
Nairobi, 25 Apr 06
A collection of photographs taken by teenagers given cameras and assigned to document their lives in the crowded Nairobi slum of Mathari will go on display at the third session of UN-HABITAT’s World Urban Forum in Vancouver in June as part of a novel, internationally sponsored project to reflect the concerns of young people and inspire their peers.
Antananarivo, 20 Apr 06
Prime Minister Jacques Sylla of Madagascar has launched a national programme to upgrade informal settlements and prepare sound urban development with the support of UN-HABITAT and the United Nations Development Programme.
Ahmedabad, India, 14 Apr 06
A two-day roundtable meeting between UN-HABITAT and the Centre for Environment Education in India concluded in Ahmedabad last week with calls for greater cooperation between the two institutions in the area of sanitation.
Nairobi, Kenya, 11 Apr 06
UN-HABITAT and the Russian Federation signed a new cooperation agreement on Tuesday aimed at achieving sustainable development of human settlements, implementing the Habitat Agenda and meeting the relevant Millennium Development Goals.
Nairobi, 4 Apr 06
Resolving to place their urban poverty crisis at the top of the national and international policy making agenda, African ministers responsible for housing and urban development on Tuesday discussed a 10-point game plan designed to reduce urban poverty, defuse potential social unrest, and reverse the perception that governments are not doing enough, quickly enough.
Nairobi, Kenya, 3 Apr 06
Ministers responsible for housing and urban development from more than 30 African countries gathered in Nairobi on Monday for a two-day conference to thrash out new strategies to aimed at achieving the World Summit Commitments on slums.
Nairobi, 27 Mar 06
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, on Monday presented King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden with a Special Citation in this year’s UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour Award for “his tireless campaigning to promote an environmentally sustainable human habitat”.