Nairobi, Kenya, 5 Apr 05
The United States on Tuesday reaffirmed its support for UN-HABITAT when the Governing Council met in plenary on the second day of a five-day conference to devise a work programme aimed stopping what has been called a “slow-motion” tsunami wave of growing urban poverty around the world.
Bhopal, 1 Apr 05
A group of state decision-makers, municipal officials, urban planners and representatives of various regional and international organizations joined the mayors of Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur at a two-day meeting in Bhopal to discuss the implementation of UN-HABITAT’s Water for Asian Cities Programme in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
Ramallah, 23 Mar 05
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Wednesday held a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Mr. Ahmed Qureia and briefed him on the work UN-HABITAT was doing in the area.
Ananthapur, 23 Mar 05
Ms. Maria Mutagamba, Uganda's Minister for Water and also the chair of the African Ministers Council for Water (AMCOW) last week visited the Ananthapur Drinking Water Supply Project in India, as part of a UN-HABITAT sponsored study visit to Asia, and praised the achievements of the initiative.
Jerusalem, 22 Mar 05
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka who is on a 5 day visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, on Tuesday met with Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
Nairobi, 16 Mar 05
King Carl Gustaf XVI and Queen Silvia of Sweden this week paid an official visit to the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi to consolidate Swedish cooperation with UN-HABITAT and the UN environment programme, UNEP.
Belgrade, 11 Mar 05
UN-HABITAT this week launched a new 15 million euro social and housing integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia with funding provided by Italy.
London, 11 Mar 05
A new report on Africa commissioned by the British government was unveiled in London, New York and Addis Ababa on Friday with a call on donor countries to boost their aid to Africa by up to US$ 25 billion a year, step up the fight against corruption, boost infrastructure aid, and make trade fairer.
New York, 10 Mar 05
A gathering of countries at the United Nations this week which approved the platform for action for women at the historic Beijing conference 10 years ago was urged to do more for the plight of millions of women mired in poverty in urban slums around the world.