Mannheim, 11 Dec 07
The Kenyan Hip Hop superstar and UN-HABITAT Messenger of Truth Gidi Gidi last week teamed up with Rolf Stahlhofen of Germany, Samsaya representing Norway and India, and Lam of Sudan to give the German city of Mannheim a rousing concert organized by UN-HABITAT in cooperation with its private sector partner, the German chemical giant BASF, the Popakademie – Baden-Wuerttemberg, and the City of Mannheim.
Bali, Indonesia, 7 Dec 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, is scheduled to visit Bali, Indonesia where the agency will hold a seminar to explain the how closely climate change is linked to cities.
Entebbe,, 14 Nov 07
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka addressed the opening session of the Commonwealth Youth Forum on 14 November prior to the 2007 beinnial gathering in Uganda of Commonwealth Heads of Government. In a keynote address, she called on young people to press their leaders for more resources for youth progammes.
Geneva, 26 Sept 07
UN-HABITAT challenged youth at the Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development in Geneva to come up with new information and communication solutions to help young people in cities. UN-HABITAT's workshop on Youth ICTs and Urbanization focused on how information and communication technologies can help solve priority problems of youth in cities.
Nairobi, 17 Sept 07
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will donate $100,000 he was awarded today by the Pony Chung Scholarship Foundation to help a UN-HABITAT project targeting the poor at Nairobi’s Kibera slums, a spokesperson for the world body announced.
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.