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Experts to discuss transparency in land administration  
Nairobi, 26 Jan 07
UN-HABITAT and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), in cooperation with the International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) have held a three-day expert group meeting on Transparency in Land administration at the UN headquarters in Nairobi , Kenya on 29-31 January 2007. Land remains a highly complex and contentious issue, UN-HABITAT said in a statement. “It is a critical element in achieving target 11 of the Millennium Development Goals on “Cities without slums”. It is also a critical element in the wider development agenda. There is a clear and urgent gap between the vast demand for skills in this area, and the capacity to deliver at different levels.
Accra slum-dwellers excited over UN-HABITAT upgrading project  
Accra, 27 Nov 06
For several weeks now, Elizabeth Ohene and her neighbours in a Ghana slum have been excited about the visit to their homes this week by the UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Mrs. Tibaijuka gives British minister a slum tour by foot  
Nairobi, 17 Nov 06
Britain’s Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs David Miliband was given a grueling tour on foot of Nairobi’s crowded and destitute Kibera slums this week by UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Slum dwellers and governments in landmark meeting on low-cost housing  
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.
UN-HABITAT challenges architects on housing provision  
Istanbul, 3 Jul 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has challenged architects to be at the forefront in the race to improve living conditions of slum dwellers.
Commission for Africa hears views of housing ministers  
Durban, South Africa, 10 Feb 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, last week solicited the views of more than 40 African housing ministers and senior officials on urbanization, aid and trade on Friday for a report that will go to the Group of Eight leading industrialized powers.
High-level talks begin at African housing and urban development conference  
Durban, 3 Feb 05
DURBAN, 3 February 2005 - Ministers and senior officials from more than 40 African countries gathered in Durban, South Africa on Thursday at the First African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) to thrash out ways of tackling growing urbanization in a continent where, south of the Sahara, over 70 per cent of urban dwellers live in slums.
African countries urged to speak with one voice  
Durban, 2 Feb 05
Experts meeting at the ongoing African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) joined the African Union and UN-HABITAT with passionate calls for Africa to speak with one voice at a series of forthcoming international meetings.
African governments meet to discuss the continent’s urban future  
Durban, 1 Feb 05
An African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD) opened in Durban, South Africa, yesterday with a warning that unless African countries take urgent action on runaway urbanization and growing slums, they will fail future generations.
African ministerial conference on housing and urban development  
Durban, 31 Jan 05
Cabinet ministers and senior officials from more than 40 African countries will gather in Durban, South Africa, this week for the first African Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (AMCHUD).
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