Kabul, 22 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT has presented a special award to the Government of Afghanistan for outstanding achievements in furthering the cause of human settlements in its post-conflict reconstruction programme.
Nairobi, 19 Jun 07
Acting on recommendations from a committee in which UN-HABITAT played a major role, Kenya’s Finance Minister last week made major pledges aimed at increasing access to housing for low income earners.
Nairobi, 15 Jun 07
Three new Permanent Representatives this week presented their credentials to the Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
They are Mr. Muhammad K. Ndanusa of Nigeria, Mr. Apichit Asatthawasi of Thailand, and their counterpart from Sudan, Mr. Makok Guandong. Mrs. Tibaijuka expressed her appreciation to the three countries for their support to UN-HABITAT.
Addis Ababa, 12 Jun 07
At the close of their first ever meeting, ministers of sports of the African Union (AU) reiterated their commitment to use sports for the improvement of the wellbeing of their citizens, especially young people.
New York, 7 Jun 07
UN HABITAT told a United Nations meeting discussing the role of youth in the global economy that young people in cities, especially those living in slums, have considerable potential to advance the economies of countries in the developing world.
Nadi, Fiji, 6 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT this week reached out to some of the remotest corners of the Pacific by bringing Small Island States of the Pacific Region some of the latest techniques and tools available to help raise the standards of local government service delivery.
Helsinki, 5 Jun 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has signed a comprehensive memorandum with the International Union of Public Transport (UITP) to give new impetus to research and monitoring of global urban transport trends.