New York, 24 Sept 07
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday opened the largest gathering of world leaders on climate change yet convened with an impassioned plea to speed up a global plan of action on climate change.
Helsinki, 7 Sept 07
A group of 28 participants from 15 countries, including representatives from local authorities and central governments, completed a two-week training course for on Sustainable Communities.
Dar es Salaam, 27 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday paid a courtesy call on the UN Resident Coordinator, in Tanzania, Mr. Oscar Fernandez Taranco. Their talks centred on the Women's Empowerment Programme that helps low income women's groups to build their own houses through women's housing cooperative societies.
Fukuoka, Japan, 10 Aug 07
UN-HABITAT’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in the Japanese city of Fukuoka, this month celebrated its 10th anniversary with series of events including a music concert and panel discussions.
Jinja, Uganda, 30 Jul 07
Margaret Mugweri is a very happy woman because of having a better roof over her head. For years, like many languishing in the world’s urban centres, the 45 year-old had to contend with landlords ...
The Hague, 16 Jul 07
UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka and Prof. Martien Molenaar, Rector of the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, recently signed an agreement to cooperate
Vancouver, Canada, 29 Jun 07
The Canadian Institute of Planners has bestowed UN-HABITAT and EcopLan International an excellence award in Planning in recognition of their work in Local Economic Development
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.