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.
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.
Geneva, 4 Sept 06
The Saudi Committee for the Relief of the Palestinian People has said it will finance the construction of 100 housing units in the West Bank city of Hebron at cost of US$ 6.3 million.
Iraq, 4 Jul 06
Access to education and other basic services is a critical component of the socio-economic infrastructure of sustainable human settlements and UN-HABITAT, as part of its global mandate, makes every effort to assist with programmes to improve educational access, especially for persons living in poverty.