Holy Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 2 Feb 12
The President of Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Ahmed Al-Madani, last week announced the Bank's interest in supporting UN-Habitat's Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme and the Palestine Housing Programme. FRENCH
Lilongwe, 2 Feb 12
The cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba last week launched Urban Profiles highlighting the priorities for improving life in all four centres of the southern African nation. FRENCH
Colombo, 30 Jan 12
A major post-conflict home reconstruction and repair project in Sri Lanka marked its first anniversary this month with the announcement that to date 3,000 internally displaced families have so far been assisted.
Nairobi, 25 Jan 12
The UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund will this year provide one million dollars to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative approaches to employment, good urban governance, shelter and secure tenure.