London, 4 May 04
The British Prime Minister Tony Blair has established a new Commission for Africa comprising 17 internationally known figures who will report to the Group of Eight summit of industrialised nations in July next year in a fresh bid for change.
Paris, 2 May 04
The President of France, Jacques Chirac, the President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, and over 2000 delegates including mayors and councilors from around the world witnessed the launch of the Founding Congress of the United Cities and Local Governments today.
Dubai, 28 Apr 04
Representatives of some 161 member cities, capitals and organisations from 54 countries are attending the 10th Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cities and Capitals, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to review regional trends on city planning, urban development, and the management of urbanisation.
New York, 26 Apr 04
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Anna Tibaijuka, presented Nasreen Mustafa Sideek Berwari, Minister for Municipalities and Public Works in Iraq and Margaret Catley-Carlson, Chair of the Global Water Partnership, with the Habitat Scroll of Honour award during the 12th Commission on Sustainable Development.
Nairobi (PANA), 24 Apr 04
The Kenya cabinet has approved a National Housing Policy and sent it to Parliament for endorsement to address the urban slum and housing shortage problems, deputy minister for roads, public works and housing, Joshua Toro said here Saturday.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 Apr 04
The old factory of Central Milk Cooperative of Manufacturers (CCPL), located in the neighborhood of Benfica, Rio de Janeiro’s north district, which became home to 1,200 poor families in 2002, has formed an organization to improve the living conditions of the residents.
Nairobi, 20 Apr 04
In order to address the growing mobility needs of HIV/AIDS Health Care Workers in Kenya, UN-HABITAT in conjunction with Rotary Club International, the Netherlands Chapter, and the Tour d'Afrique donated 14 new mountain bicycles to women's health care service providers who are affiliated with the National Council of Women of Kenya. According to UNAIDS reports, women are disproportionately vulnerable to HIV and they account for half of the 40 million people living with HIV or AIDS around the world.
New York, 19 Apr 04
The12th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was launched on 19 April 2004 with the international community calling for renewed commitment to the Millennium Development Goals, especially those specifically concerned with water, sanitation and human settlements.
Nairobi, 14 Apr 04
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, has mandated the Sierra Leone ambassador to Ethiopia, Mr. Melvin H. Chalobah, to be UN-HABITAT’s focal point to the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.