Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Sept 11
The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, died overnight at a Nairobi hospital. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, said Wangari had been undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71.
Rabat, Morocco, 25 Sept 11
The 12 Bureau Members of the African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) are seeking the establishment of a permanent secretariat to be hosted by Kenya.
Nairobi, Kenya, 23 Sept 11
UN-HABITAT and the embassy of Malta this week opened a new water supply and treatment plant to provide clean, affordable drinking water for some 4,000 people living in an informal settlement not far from the agency's global headquarters.
Accra, Ghana, 21 Sept 11
Cities participating in the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) will benefit from a series of regional exchange forums seen as a concrete step towards the actualization of repeated requests for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to tap into each other's potential and experience. FRENCH
Asuncion, Paraguay, 19 Sept 11
Ministers and senior officials from Latin America and the Caribbean MINURVI group last week brought climate change and housing issues to the top of their agenda in preparation for a series of major international and regional meetings.
Rotterdam, 15 Sept 11
Mayors and senior local government officials from Africa, Asia and Latin America gathered for the first “Shelter Academy” held 13-15 September 2011 held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.