Nairobi, Kenya, 6 Nov 06
Crucial international negotiations on climate started in Nairobi on Monday with new calls to help poorer countries cope better with the problems created by climate change ranging from poor crop yields to natural disasters.
New Delhi, 31 Oct 06
Ministers of housing from some 70 across the Asia-Pacific will gather in the Indian capital New Delhi 13-16 December at the region’s first high-level meeting aimed at tackling shelter problems in a part of the world that is home to two-thirds of the global slum population.
Warsaw, 4 Oct 06
As part of its expansion programmes so as to effectively address human settlements concerns globally, UN-HABITAT on Monday officially opened a new office in Warsaw to serve central and eastern Europe.
Nairobi, 2 Oct 06
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week received the letters of accreditation of six new Permanent Representatives to UN-HABITAT. They are Mr. Carlos Cue Vega of Mexico, Mr. Rodrigo Gaete of Chile, Mr. A.M. Yakub Ali of Bangladesh, Mr. Zhang Ming of China, Mr. Abdelilah Benryane of Morocco, and Mr. Gabor Sagi of Hungary.
New Delhi, 24 Sept 06
The importance of social marketing as a means of convincing people to adopt practices that will improve their lives was underscored recently during the launch of UN-HABITAT’s publication on “Social Marketing of Sanitation”.