Mexico, 27 Mar 06
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Sunday launched the agency's second Global Report on Water and Sanitation with a warning that the projected increase of urban dwellers will have far reaching implications on water and sanitation provision and efforts must be stepped up to meet this challenge.
Mexico City, 23 Mar 06
UN-HABITAT and the African Development Bank (ADB) have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding to improve urban water and sanitation in African cities in coming years with Bank funding worth 500 million US dollars.
Nairobi, 14 Mar 06
The second City Residents Convention aimed at seeking solutions to the problem of insecurity in Nairobi kicked off on Monday with calls for greater participation from leaders and citizenry in enhancing safety.
N’djamena, 13 Mar 06
The Government of Chad, with the support of UNDP and UN-HABITAT officially launched a housing programme last week aimed at improving the shelter and living conditions of urban poor.
Johannesburg, 9 Mar 06
A South African court last week made a landmark judgment concerning housing rights of the urban poor when it ruled unconstitutional plans by Johannesburg city to conduct evictions from ‘bad buildings’.
Nairobi, 8 Mar 06
As the world marked International Women’s Day, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka hailed the achievements made by womenfolk but called for a thought for those in the developing countries’ cities without access to basic services or adequate shelter.
Nairobi, 6 Mar 06
Mohammed Hashim, an Afghan national on contract with UN-HABITAT was brutally murdered on 4 March 2006 while undertaking a routine monitoring visit in Farah Province in western Afghanistan. The engineer, was reportedly stopped by armed men, dragged from his vehicle and summarily shot.