New York, 3 Dec 09
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN-HABITAT has helped to launch a new inter-agency web feature on gender equality and sustainable urbanisation.
Bujanovac, 2 Dec 09
Mayors of 13 municipalities in the Pèinja and Jablanica districts of South Serbia have agreed to implement a peace building programme funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund.
Nairobi, 2 Dec 09
The new Permanent Representatives of Uganda and Niger to UN-HABITAT today presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are: Ms. Angelina Wapakhabulo of Uganda, and Ms. Diamballa Maimouna of Niger.
Kigali, Rwanda, 26 Nov 09
Local government officials came together on 26-27 November 2009, at a conference organised by the Rwandese Association of Local Governments and UN-HABITAT, in Kigali, Rwanda to hammer out a declaration on climate change.
Stockholm, 26 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Thursday launched a new book she has written at a ceremony in the Swedish capital. Entitled “Building Prosperity” it argues why it is good to invest in housing for the poor.
Gothenburg, Sweden, 24 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday was given the coveted Göteborg Award for Sustainable Development. Widely known as the “Nobel Prize for the Environment”, she shared the 2009 award with Enrique Peñalosa, the former mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, and the world renowned hero of the environment, Sören Hermansen, of Samsö, Denmark.