Accra, 27 Nov 06
For several weeks now, Elizabeth Ohene and her neighbours in a Ghana slum have been excited about the visit to their homes this week by the UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Belgrade, 23 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT this month received two prestigious awards for its work in helping resettle low-income former refugees and displaced people under an Italian-financed housing and social integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia.
London, 21 Nov 06
Two British Parliamentary Committees, the Communities and Local Government Committee and the International Development Committee, joined forces to hear evidence on the Third Session of UN-HABITAT's World Urban Forum held earlier this year in Vancouver, Canada.
Nairobi, 17 Nov 06
With half of humanity living in towns and cities around the world, the greatest impact of climate change will be on the planet's urban fabric, said Ambassador Inga Bjork-Klevby, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT.
Nairobi, 16 Nov 06
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a packed convention hall at the UN climate change conference on Wednesday that there was a “frightening” lack of leadership on the threats posed by climate change.
Nairobi, 15 Nov 06
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, has asked UN-HABITAT to take a central role in the creation of a global centre focused on building and sustaining water operators’ partnerships worldwide.
Nairobi, 9 Nov 06
Meeting on the sidelines of the international climate change conference currently underway in Nairobi, a youth group on Thursday called on governments and policy makers to give them bigger roles in environmental management.