Lisbon, 15 Nov 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, warned a meeting of European leaders and experts last week that they had to get to grips with the link between cities and climate change.
Nairobi, 12 Nov 07
A group of 30 young people drawn from Kenya’s largest slum of Kibera last week held talks at UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi last week to explore ways of helping their colleagues benefit from slum upgrading and construction programmes with funds made available by UN Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon through the Pony Chung Scholarship Foundation.
Islamabad, 10 Oct 07
Two years after a devastating earthquake in Pakistan Administered Kashmir, UN-HABITAT and Pakistani officials marked the occasion this week by describing the reconstruction and recovery programme as one of the most successful of its kind anywhere in the world in recent years.
Mansehra, 4 Oct 07
The first batch of Pakistani rural landless who lost land as a result of the 2005 earthquake last week started receiving financial assistance from the government of Pakistan for the purchase of new land.
As a result of the earthquake thousands of families were unable to rebuild their houses due to landslides and flooding which have destroyed their land.
Geneva, 2 Oct 07
Participants at the Global Forum on Youth and ICT for Development welcomed the chance to attend the forthcoming Web for Development Conference in Nairobi 28-30 November. At a workshop on Youth, ICTs and urbanization, young speakers suggested that access to information and communication technology be treated as a basic service and proposed that all new housing incorporate wiring for Internet connectivity, together with the electricity and water supply. Web4Dev will explore Internet solutions for youth, the biggest group of Internet users.
Nairobi, 1 Oct 07
The world’s poor are the worst affected by urban crime and violence, insecurity of tenure and forced eviction, and natural and human-made disasters, regardless of their geographical location, finds a new UN report launched today.