Washington, DC, 2 Aug 06
Officials of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities last week concluded a high profile visit to the United Nations offices in Washington DC and New York where they held talks with top officials of the global body.
Turin, 14 Jul 06
Turin, 14 July 2006 - The International Labour Organisation’s Training Centre in Turin hosted a workshop on Pro-Poor Public Private Partnerships from 10-14 July 2006. This collaboration of UN-HABITAT with ILO builds on the successful experience of a previous joint training activity under the thematic banner of “Decent Jobs and Better Services.”
Nairobi, 7 Jun 06
A landmark meeting of non-governmental and civil society organisations closed in Nairobi on Tuesday with calls for greater involvement of non-governmental and civil society organizations within the United Nations system as they seek to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Nairobi, 4 Jun 06
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Monday lauded non-governmental and civil society organizations saying they were playing a critical role in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Nanyuki, Kenya, 31 May 06
Some 26 participants last week successfully took part in a Training of Trainers workshop as part of a joint initiative between UN-HABITAT and the Centre for International Cooperation of Israel (MASHAV).
Nairobi, 29 May 06
UN-HABITAT and the international development agency Action Aid last Friday signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement which will see the two organisations collaborate in wide ranging areas of mutual concern.
Cape Town, 25 May 06
At the behest of the recently concluded African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD), homeless people and slum dwellers from around the world gathered in Cape Town last week to engage governments in talks to improve their plight.
Nairobi, 15 May 06
Professor John Friedmann has won the first United Nations Human Settlements Lecture award. The recently launched UN-HABITAT Lecture series is organized through the Global Research Network on Human Settlements (HS-Net), an international board that advises UN-HABITAT on its Global Report on Human Settlements.
Washington DC, 8 May 06
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week told a special panel of the United States Senate that 72 percent of the urban populations in Africa still live in slums and informal settlements.