Nairobi, 21 Jun 08
As a result of the recent earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province, the Ministry of Housing and Construction of China (MHCC) which is host to the Fourth session of the World Urban Forum, and which is keen for a successful event,
Bahrain, 19 Jun 08
The Kingdom of Bahrain and UN-HABITAT have announced the establishment of the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa Habitat Award. The award aims to promote the ideals and principles of good governance and equity in housing and urban
Nairobi, 16 Jun 08
UN-HABITAT this week joined the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) putting the agency on a new footing in global humanitarian operations. The IASC was established in 1992 to shape humanitarian policy and ensure coordinated and effective response to humanitarian crisis.
Nairobi, 10 Jun 08
The new Permanent Representatives of Indonesia and Bangladesh to UN-HABITAT this week presented their credentials to UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are Mr. Budi Bowoleksono of Indonesia and Mr. A.K.M. Shamsuddin of Bangladesh.
Yokohama, 9 Jun 08
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has decried rapid and unplanned urbanization in Africa which she said had led to unnecessary depletion, wastage and pollution of water resources. She spoke at the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African development 28-30 May. Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda pledged to double Japan’s annual net official development assistance to the African continent to USD 1.8 billion by 2012 and offer up to USD 4 billion of ODA loans to assist in developing mainly its infrastructure.