Nairobi, 20 Feb 12
The fourth Session of African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) is scheduled in Nairobi, Kenya, 20-23 March 2012 to discuss ways how urban development can create opportunities and employment, attracting investors, and help cities serve as the powerhouses of their countries.
Zaragoza, Spain, 10 Feb 12
The World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Mr. Michel Jarraud and Mr. Albert Diphoorn, UN-Habitat Urban Basic Services Branch Coordinator, this week took office as chair and vice-chair respectively of UN-Water for a customary two-year term. Both were elected at UN-Water’s 15th meeting in Stockholm in August 2011.
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