Nairobi, 11 Nov 05
In a lead-up to the third session of the World Urban Forum (WUF), to be held in Vancouver, Canada, in June 2006, UN-HABITAT, in collaboration with IBM and the Canadian Government is holding what it hopes will be the world's biggest Internet discussion to date from 1-3 December 2005.
Nairobi, 17 Oct 05
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, last week received credentials from two new envoys to the organization, the Permanent Representative of Denmark, Mr. Bo Jensen, and the Permanent Representative of Bangladesh, Mr. Syeed Ahmed.
New York, 21 Jun 05
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Monday appointed the UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, to represent him in reviewing the humanitarian aspects of the Zimbabwean Government's eviction of illegal dwellers and informal traders.
St. John's, 14 Jun 05
Mrs Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, hailed Canada's municipalities saying the recent successes they have achieved provided a lesson for local authorities around the world.
New York, 25 Apr 05
The Canadian Minister for Labour and Housing, Mr. Joe Fontana, on Friday invited delegates at the 13th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development to the third session of the World Urban Forum to be held in Vancouver next year.
Nairobi, 13 Apr 05
The new budget represents an increase of close to 60 percent on the previous US$ 50.5 million budget for 2004-2005 approved two years earlier at the 19th session of the Governing Council, which itself was double the budget approved by the 17th Session.
Nairobi, Kenya, 11 Apr 05
Government ministers and senior officials from around the world agreed during the UN-HABITAT Governing Council that poor people are not high-risk borrowers as micro-financing initiatives around in many countries have shown.
Nairobi, Kenya, 6 Apr 05
The global chemical company, BASF, has signed a partnership agreement with UN-HABITAT under which it will provide US$ 500,000 and technical experts for tsunami relief and rehabilitation work in Sri Lanka.
London, 11 Mar 05
A new report on Africa commissioned by the British government was unveiled in London, New York and Addis Ababa on Friday with a call on donor countries to boost their aid to Africa by up to US$ 25 billion a year, step up the fight against corruption, boost infrastructure aid, and make trade fairer.
Nairobi, 15 Feb 05
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, and Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT have learned with great sadness and shock of the brutal murder in the heart of Beirut on Monday of the former Prime Minister, Mr. Rafic Hariri of Lebanon, and a number of others in a powerful bomb blast.