Nairobi,Kenya, 13 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT and the Kenya National Library Services have signed a new library deal whereby cargo containers will be used to serve poor communities. The idea of the Container Library Project, a first of its kind in Kenya, is to help people living in informal settlements get access to reading material, business and education opportunities.
Tijuana, 10 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT warned an international seminar in the Mexican city of Tijuana this month that it is essential for ordinary people to be better informed on how to deal with post-disaster situations.
Aleppo, 8 Jul 09
Arab youth, researchers and practitioners from across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Aleppo, Syria last week to share lessons learned and best practices related to vulnerable and margnalized children and youth in the region.
Goma, 7 Jul 09
The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UNHCR and UN-HABITAT last week organised a conference to discuss the issue of land, housing and property for returning refugees and internally displaced persons.
Lira, 6 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs Anna Tibaijuka last week attended a ceremony on in Northern Uganda, to celebrate the completion and presentation to the district of Lira of 64 new homes for teachers built by UN-HABITAT for 16 schools accommodating some 10,000 pupils.
Nairobi, 3 Jul 09
The new Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Seyed Ali Sharifi Sadati, on Thursday presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Stockholm, 30 Jun 09
The government of Sweden, represented by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), and UN-HABITAT have agreed to enter into a Program Cooperation Agreement for 2009-2011.