Nairobi, 15 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT this week announced a new drive to raise awareness in African cities about climate change problems so that proper mitigation and adaptation plans can be put in place. A pilot programme for local authorities will start in five cities – Mombasa (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda), St Louis (Senegal), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso).
Nairobi, 14 Dec 09
The Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, has commended the Governments of Sweden and Pakistan for their support to the organization. Mrs. Tibaijuka made the commendation while receiving the credentials from the new Swedish Permanent Representative to UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Ann Dismorr, and her counterpart from Pakistan, Mr. Masroor A. Junejo.
Tyre, Lebanon, 11 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, setting out the framework under which the two organizations will collaborate to promote and develop the concept of inclusive environment for people with special needs.
Fukuoka, 10 Dec 09
UN agencies this week said they were concerned at the lack of progress in addressing planning, housing, sanitation, waste management and environmental pollution in urban areas of countries in the Pacific. They raised the alarm after a series of fact-finding missions.
Naivasha, Kenya, 10 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT and the Global Land Tool Network last year conducted a three-day workshop to validate a new training course on improving gender equality and grassroots participation in land governance. The training took place in Naivasha, Kenya from 17-19 November 2009.
Nairobi, 4 Dec 09
Two new envoys today presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are the Permanent Representative of Mexico, Mr. Lewis Javier Capuano, and his counterpart from the Philippines, Mr. Domingo D. Lucenario, Jr.
Bujanovac, 2 Dec 09
Mayors of 13 municipalities in the Pèinja and Jablanica districts of South Serbia have agreed to implement a peace building programme funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund.
Nairobi, 2 Dec 09
The new Permanent Representatives of Uganda and Niger to UN-HABITAT today presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are: Ms. Angelina Wapakhabulo of Uganda, and Ms. Diamballa Maimouna of Niger.
Stockholm, 26 Nov 09
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Thursday launched a new book she has written at a ceremony in the Swedish capital. Entitled “Building Prosperity” it argues why it is good to invest in housing for the poor.