Tokyo, 24 Jan 05
Mr. Daniel Biau, Deputy Executive-Director of UN-HABITAT paid an official visit to the Government of Japan on 17 January to brief the officials on progress achieved in implementing the Japan-funded projects for the reconstruction of Iraq.
Paris, 20 Jan 05
Mayors and local government representatives from around the world have asked their umbrella body, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), to facilitate implementation of an action plan to respond to the specific needs of communities stricken by the tsunami disaster.
Nairobi, 17 Jan 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, has launched a Tsunami Human Settlements Recovery Facility at a recently concluded UN conference of Small Island Developing States.
Mauritius, 17 Jan 05
At a recently concluded International meeting on Small Island Developing States, UN-HABITAT tabled the problems and possibilities of managing sustainable human settlements development in these vulnerable habitats.
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.