New York, USA, 4 Jul 06
Following nomination by Mr. Kofi Annan, the UN Secretary General, Mrs Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka has been re-elected Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT for another term of four years.
Vancouver, 23 Jun 06
Drawing some 10,000 participants from over 100 countries, the Third Session of the World Urban Forum closed on Friday paving the way for a new drive forward on the international urban agenda in a world of rapidly growing cities.
Vancouver, 20 Jun 06
Keynote speakers addressing the plenary of the Third Session of the World Urban Forum on Tuesday highlighted the crisis of the world's urban poor as a key challenge of the new millennium.
Cape Town, 25 May 06
At the behest of the recently concluded African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD), homeless people and slum dwellers from around the world gathered in Cape Town last week to engage governments in talks to improve their plight.
Garowe, Puntland, 18 May 06
Top officials led by the Vice-President of Puntland, Mr. Hassan Dahir Mohamoud, on Saturday opened a new housing project for the urban poor and people displaced by conflict.
Washington DC, 8 May 06
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week told a special panel of the United States Senate that 72 percent of the urban populations in Africa still live in slums and informal settlements.
Nairobi, 2 May 06
Two new Permanent Representatives to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Selwyn Das of Malaysia, and Mr. Nicolas Martin Cinto of Spain, last week presented their credentials to the UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.