NANJING, 3 Nov 08
The mayor of the Chinese city of Nanjing, Hon. Jiang Hongkun, China's Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Hon. Jiang Weixin, and H.H. Dejiang Zhang, the Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China, welcomed delegates to the fourth session of the World Urban Forum, which was officially opened today.
Kabul, 15 Oct 08
UN-HABITAT and the government of Afghanistan this week signed an agremeent aimed at making education more accessible to the country’s citizens.
The agreement was signed by the Afghan Minister for Education Hanif Atmar and the UN-HABITAT Chief Technical Adviser
Luanda, 7 Oct 08
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka joined Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos and senior officials of his government on Monday for the global celebration of World Habitat Day 2008.
Kakamega, 6 Oct 08
Kenyans marked the World Habitat Day on Monday 6 October against the backdrop of traditional pomp and glamour provided by bull fighting teams in Kakamega, the provincial headquarters of Western Province.
Nairobi, 23 Sept 08
A UN-HABITAT training school sponsored by the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon with generous financial support of Norway and Finland is now teaching young people from the most deprived neighbourhoods of the Kenyan capital how to build better homes.
Nairobi, 22 Sept 08
With just over two weeks left before the observance of this year’s World Habitat Day, preparations for the ceremony are in high gear across the globe. From Africa through Asia to Europe and the Americas, governments, civic bodies as well as NGOs are laying out elaborate plans to mark this year’s event whose theme is ‘Harmoniuos Cities’ to be celebrated on October 6.
Nairobi, 9 Sept 08
The new Permanent Representative of Brazil to UN-HABITAT, Ms. Ana Maria Sampaio Fernandes, gave assurance of her country’s continued support to UN-HABITAT when she presented her credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka