Mexico City, 23 Mar 06
UN-HABITAT and the African Development Bank (ADB) have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding to improve urban water and sanitation in African cities in coming years with Bank funding worth 500 million US dollars.
Johannesburg, 9 Mar 06
A South African court last week made a landmark judgment concerning housing rights of the urban poor when it ruled unconstitutional plans by Johannesburg city to conduct evictions from ‘bad buildings’.
Nairobi, 6 Mar 06
The United Republic of Tanzania says it was proud of the achievements made by UN-HABITAT in recent years especially under the leadership of Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka as the Executive Director.
Marangu, Tanzania, 3 Mar 06
About three years ago Tim Challen was airlifted from Nairobi for specialized treatment in Europe facing the prospect of having a leg amputated. The victim of an armed robbery attempt gone awry, this week, he led an international expedition up Mount Kilimanjaro and returned safely.
Moshi, Tanzania, 1 Mar 06
On a working tour of Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro region, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka at the weekend called on local officials and community groups to double efforts conservation for Africa’s highest mountain.
London, 21 Feb 06
In a historic first of its kind, the British House of Commons recently held an adjournment debate on Urbanisation in Developing Countries. Members of Parliament from all parties recognized that urbanisation in the developing world was both a challenge and an opportunity.
Dubai, UAE, 9 Feb 06
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Tuesday made an urgent call for immediate action to address the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly urbanizing and globalizing world. Her remarks were made in an impassioned speech to world environment ministers at the Ninth Special Session of the Governing Council and Global Ministerial Forum of the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).