Narobi, 7 Jul 04
On their official visit to the United Nations Office at Nairobi today, the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, and his wife Nane were entertained by a programme of songs, poems and drama performed by children from the Sai Amboseli School, in the informal settlements of Kawangware in Nairobi.
Nairobi, 30 Jun 04
Representatives of the Brazilian government and other dignitaries joined the United Nations family at its headquarters in Nairobi on Wednesday for the inauguration of the Sergio Vieira de Mello Library.
Bangkok, 4 Jun 04
A study visit by two education ministers and senior education administrators from Africa to Thailand has further strengthened UN-HABITAT’s cooperation with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) and the Government of Thailand.
Barcelona, 1 Jun 04
The former Soviet leader, Mr. Mikhail Gorbachev, who is President of the Green Cross, agreed in bilateral talks with UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, to work jointly to promote an new international convention on water as a basic human right.
Dakar, 25 May 04
A Training of Trainers workshop in Values-based Water Education was held in Dakar, Senegal from 12-14 May 2004 to show education experts from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal the most appropriate approaches to introducing water, sanitation and hygiene into the existing school curriculum.
Monday, 24 May 04
In a US$14 million initiative Chad will upgrade housing for poor families in the capital, N'Djamena, and the construction and renovation work will offer job opportunities and improve livelihoods, helping reduce poverty in the central African country.
Barcelona, 24 May 04
Visitors to the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures in the Spanish city of Barcelona can now see some of the world’s latest developments in urban innovation at a dazzling exhibition of best practices and ideas from countries around the world.
Lagos, 12 May 04
The first New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Cities Forum organized by UN-HABITAT opened in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday with a clarion call on African cities representated by some 300 delegates to promote sustainable economic growth and regional integration.