Lusaka, 1 Aug 12
The Zambian government last week invited a broad range of experts, central and local government officials and community representatives to discuss new ways of dealing with the country's slum problems. French
Nairobi, 9 Jul 07
The President of the Ford Foundation, Susan Berresford last week visited the Nairobi slum of Korogocho, one of the most deprived low income settlements in East Africa, for a first-hand review of a project that recently won a top UN-HABITAT award.
Nairobi, 17 Apr 07
A panel discussion at the opening of the twenty-first session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT tackled financing affordable housing and urban infrastructure in a reformed United Nations.
Accra, 27 Nov 06
For several weeks now, Elizabeth Ohene and her neighbours in a Ghana slum have been excited about the visit to their homes this week by the UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Kampala, 16 Nov 05
Representatives from banks, finance, land and housing ministries from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda gathered in Kampala with American and UN officials for the first regional meeting devoted to promoting innovative financing for affordable housing.
New York, 1 Nov 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday addressed the second committee of the sixtieth General Assembly of the United Nations, introducing the Secretary General’s report on the implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the agency.
New York, 19 Sept 05
World leaders at the United Nations World Summit resolved to achieve significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020 and recognized the urgent need for increased resources for affordable housing and housing-related infrastructure.
Nairobi, 18 Jul 05
The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security have announced that they will provide over 3 million US dollars towards upgrading homes and urban community facilities in informal settlements in the three Afghan cities of Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and Jalalabad.
Amman, Jordan, 26 Apr 05
UN-HABITAT and the Iraqi ministries of Municipality and Public Works, and Construction and Housing on Tuesday started a two-day round-table meeting in Amman, Jordan, on a new slum upgrading strategy for Iraq.
Nairobi, Kenya, 11 Apr 05
Government ministers and senior officials from around the world agreed during the UN-HABITAT Governing Council that poor people are not high-risk borrowers as micro-financing initiatives around in many countries have shown.
, 5 Aug 03
The government of Finland has donated 750,000 euros for a pilot project to help UN-HABITAT promote sustainable neighbourhoods for Kenya’s urban poor. A signing ceremony on Tuesday at the Finnish embassy residence was addressed by Kenyan Minister for Roads, Public Works and Housing, Raila Odinga, Minister of Lands and Settlements Amos Kimunya, the Finnish Chargé d’Affaires Kimmo Laukkanen and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka.