, 6 Mar 09
People with disabilities suffer some of the worst violations of their human rights, but a groundbreaking United Nations treaty that entered into force last year provides a road map to improve this situation, the world body’s top rights official said today.
Mutukula, Uganda, 4 Mar 09
Uganda ’s Minister for Water and Environment Ms Maria Mutagamba and the Tanzanian Commissioner for Kageria Region retired Mr. Enos Mfuru last week joined hands to launch a landmark UN-HABITAT project aimed at benefitting the poor women living around Lake Victoria.
Austin, Texas, 24 Feb 09
Former US President Bill Clinton and UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka met recently at a high profile event organised by the Clinton Global Initiative – University.
Greece, 19 Feb 09
The rapid economic and political change in Albania during the last 20 years resulted in rapid population increase in urban centers, mainly due to immigration of rural poor searching for job opportunities and better living conditions. Approximately two thirds of the buildings in urban areas are informal developments. The majority of informal developments are not connected to infrastructure and do not receive services such as education and health.
Lake victoria, Kenya, 17 Feb 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a project in the Lake Victoria region to help accelerate access to improved sanitation for poor women and vulnerable households through a micro credit/revolving fund scheme.