Nairobi, 14 Feb 05
The International Union of Economists (IUE) last week held its Annual Meeting at the UN complex at Nairobi, with a special focus on housing and finance issues, as well as the situation of slums in the Russian Federation.
Kampala, 27 Jan 05
More than 100 participants converged at the Speke Resort in Kampala last week for a Commission for Africa (CFA) consultation workshop with calls for greater attention to problems facing the African continent.
Nairobi, 26 Jan 05
The countries of the world stand a fair chance of cutting poverty by half in the coming decade and enabling billions more people to enjoy the fruits of the global economy, says a new landmark report by the United Nations.
Brussels, 2 Dec 04
UN-HABITAT has been granted observer status to the institutions of the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group). The decision, which takes effect from 1 December 2004, was taken at the 80th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers held in Brussels, Belgium, from 29 November to 3 December 2004.
Nairobi, 29 Nov 04
Civil society groups from 12 East and Horn of Africa countries will gather at the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) in Nairobi from December 6-8 to discuss regional concerns they deem important for the agendas of the Group of Eight (G8) industrialised countries and the European Union next year.
Nairobi, 13 Oct 04
A high-powered Norwegian delegation led by Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik visited UN-HABITAT headquarters on Tuesday and signed a Framework Agreement with the Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka aimed at improving the lives of slum dwellers and urban poor.
Addis Ababa, 7 Oct 04
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, will meet in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday for two days of talks with members of the new Commission for Africa that is preparing a report for next year’s meeting of the Group of Eight leading industrialized nations.
Nairobi, Kenya, 4 Oct 04
Thousands of people gathered on the outskirts of Nairobi on Monday in Kibera, Africa’s biggest informal settlement, for the global celebration of World Habitat Day in a festive atmosphere punctuated by calls on policy makers around the world to make cities engines of rural development.