Nairobi, 12 Jan 05
Some 20 African and Arab countries are set to benefit from a new series of urban sector profile studies initiated by UN-HABITAT with the aim of reducing urban poverty and improving governance and environmental management.
Nairobi, 12 Jan 05
Mr. Paul Volcker and the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) released on 9 January 2005, on their website, 58 internal audit reports on the Oil-for-Food Programme (OFFP) and the UN Compensation Commission. In addition, they put out a briefing paper on the audit reports. Five of the 58 audit reports published are on UN-HABITAT operations.
Tokyo, 12 Jan 05
The Japanese Government has allocated US$ 3 million to UN-HABITAT for emergency rehabilitation following last month’s disaster caused by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra that sent massive tsunami waves crashing into several Indian Ocean countries taking a huge toll in lives and property.
Mauritius, 12 Jan 05
Senior officials of the Government of Mauritius, members of parliament and the corporate world joined more than 150 people for the opening on Monday of a four-day series of UN-HABITAT workshops and seminars on Values-based Water and Sanitation Education (VBWSE).
Nairobi, 11 Jan 05
The Vice-Mayor of Beijing Municipality, Mr. Zhihua Liu, visited UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi on Monday and held talks with Mr. Daniel Biau, Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, and other senior officials of the organization.
Nairobi, 5 Jan 05
In the wake of the tsunami disaster, UN-HABITAT is working with the overall UN coordination system to prepare emergency and reconstruction proposals for Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Somalia.
Nairobi, 4 Jan 05
UN-HABITAT’s Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Daniel Biau, will next week embark on an official visit Japan to brief the country’s officials on the progress the agency has made in reconstruction work in Iraq.