Accra, 27 Nov 06
For several weeks now, Elizabeth Ohene and her neighbours in a Ghana slum have been excited about the visit to their homes this week by the UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Belgrade, 23 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT this month received two prestigious awards for its work in helping resettle low-income former refugees and displaced people under an Italian-financed housing and social integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia.
London, 21 Nov 06
Two British Parliamentary Committees, the Communities and Local Government Committee and the International Development Committee, joined forces to hear evidence on the Third Session of UN-HABITAT's World Urban Forum held earlier this year in Vancouver, Canada.
Nairobi, 20 Nov 06
Two new permanent representatives to UN-HABITAT from Ethiopia and Tanzania last week presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are Tanzania’s Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya, Ms. Mary Issa Mushi, and Mr. Disasa Dirribsa, the Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya.
Nairobi, 17 Nov 06
With half of humanity living in towns and cities around the world, the greatest impact of climate change will be on the planet's urban fabric, said Ambassador Inga Bjork-Klevby, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT.
Nairobi, 17 Nov 06
Britain’s Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband was given a grueling tour on foot of Nairobi’s crowded and destitute Kibera slums this week by UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Nairobi, 16 Nov 06
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a packed convention hall at the UN climate change conference on Wednesday that there was a “frightening” lack of leadership on the threats posed by climate change.