Harare, 5 Jul 05
The United Nations Special Envoy for human settlements issues in Zimbabwe, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka was scheduled to travel to Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo by road on Tuesday in the next phase of her assessment of the evictions of some 200,000 people in and around urban areas of the country.
Nairobi, 4 Jul 05
Marking a new stage in its collaboration with the private sector, UN-HABITAT has signed an agreement with the Australian-based group, Bovis Lend Lease PTY Limited, to help rehabilitate areas of Sri Lanka devastated by last December’s tsunami killer wave.
Nairobi, 1 Jul 05
Six months since an undersea earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia sending a tsunami killer wave on a roll of destruction and devastation, countries and people in the Indian Ocean have been brought together like never before to provide a wide range of support and rehabilitation.
Bangkok, 1 Jul 05
In a joint effort to share housing solutions for the urban poor, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and UN-HABITAT this week showcased a new initiative in Thailand aimed at improving the lives of slum dwellers.