Sambai, Simeulue Island, Indonesia, 5 Jul 07
Survivors of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia recently had a reason to smile after UN-HABITAT handed over more than 600 houses built through Dutch funding on the island of Simeulue.
The Hague, 4 Jul 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka last week held wide-ranging talks with officials of the new Dutch government. In the first high level encounters between UN-HABITAT and the new Dutch government, Mrs. Tibaijuka called upon Mrs. Ella Vogelaar, the Minister for Housing, Communities and Integration, the Mayor of the Hague, Mr. Willem Deetman and other officials.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 3 Jul 07
Commemorating two years of UN-HABITAT’s post-Tsunami reconstruction work in Aceh and Nias, a photobook and video documentary was launched here today amidst a function attended by over 200 representatives of development agencies and community representatives.
Geneva, 2 Jul 07
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, today presented Bahrain's Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al Khalifa with UN-HABITAT's top award for his efforts in improving the lives of the urban poor through better housing policies and urban development.
Barr, Northern Uganda, 2 Jul 07
With the security situation improving in Northern Uganda, UN-HABITAT is working with thousands of homeward-bound Internally Displaced Persons to clean up the camps in which they sought refuge for years from insurgents of a movement called the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) .
Madrid, 29 Jun 07
On a working tour of Spain, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka this week held talks with the country’s Vice-President, Mrs. Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, and the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, Mr. Joan Clos.
Havana, 28 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has said the agency would continue to support the Cuban government’s drive to provide decent housing for the country’s poorest people.