Copenhagen, 15 Dec 09
Some 55 million people were affected by extreme weather conditions around the world in 2009, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom said on Monday.
Nairobi, 14 Dec 09
The Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, has commended the Governments of Sweden and Pakistan for their support to the organization. Mrs. Tibaijuka made the commendation while receiving the credentials from the new Swedish Permanent Representative to UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Ann Dismorr, and her counterpart from Pakistan, Mr. Masroor A. Junejo.
Copenhagen, 14 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT is lobbing hard for young people saying that opinion shapers meeting at the world climate talks in Copenhagen must address concerns raised by youth who constitute the majority of the world’s population.
Tyre, Lebanon, 11 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, setting out the framework under which the two organizations will collaborate to promote and develop the concept of inclusive environment for people with special needs.
Fukuoka, 10 Dec 09
UN agencies this week said they were concerned at the lack of progress in addressing planning, housing, sanitation, waste management and environmental pollution in urban areas of countries in the Pacific. They raised the alarm after a series of fact-finding missions.
Naivasha, Kenya, 10 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT and the Global Land Tool Network last year conducted a three-day workshop to validate a new training course on improving gender equality and grassroots participation in land governance. The training took place in Naivasha, Kenya from 17-19 November 2009.
Nairobi,Kenya, 8 Dec 09
Ms. Elizabeth Mbatha, a resident of the Nairobi slum Kibera, thought she was dreaming when she found herself sitting across the table from none other than the former United Nations Secretary General Mr. Kofi Annan.
Nairobi, 4 Dec 09
Two new envoys today presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are the Permanent Representative of Mexico, Mr. Lewis Javier Capuano, and his counterpart from the Philippines, Mr. Domingo D. Lucenario, Jr.