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Concerns for small island states highlighted in wake of Tsunami  
Mauritius, 17 Jan 05
At a recently concluded International meeting on Small Island Developing States, UN-HABITAT tabled the problems and possibilities of managing sustainable human settlements development in these vulnerable habitats.
UN-HABITAT launches Tsunami recovery programme  
Nairobi, 17 Jan 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, has launched a Tsunami Human Settlements Recovery Facility at a recently concluded UN conference of Small Island Developing States.
Japan announces major post-tsunami emergency aid package  
Tokyo, 12 Jan 05
The Japanese Government has allocated US$ 3 million to UN-HABITAT for emergency rehabilitation following last month’s disaster caused by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra that sent massive tsunami waves crashing into several Indian Ocean countries taking a huge toll in lives and property.
Clarification of UN-HABITAT's audit reports under OFFP in Iraq  
Nairobi, 12 Jan 05
Mr. Paul Volcker and the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) released on 9 January 2005, on their website, 58 internal audit reports on the Oil-for-Food Programme (OFFP) and the UN Compensation Commission. In addition, they put out a briefing paper on the audit reports. Five of the 58 audit reports published are on UN-HABITAT operations.
Beijing’s Vice-Mayor visits UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, 11 Jan 05
The Vice-Mayor of Beijing Municipality, Mr. Zhihua Liu, visited UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi on Monday and held talks with Mr. Daniel Biau, Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, and other senior officials of the organization.
UN-HABITAT ready to help with post-tsunami reconstruction  
Nairobi, 7 Jan 05
UN-HABITAT has initiated a rapid response aimed at helping the survivors of the tsunami to rebuild their lives.
UN-HABITAT and EC sign grant agreement for Somalia  
Nairobi, 5 Jan 05
UN-HABITAT and the European Commission signed a 5 million Euro grant agreement, on 22 December 2004, for the implementation of the Somalia Urban Development Programme.
Tsunami emergency response  
Nairobi, 5 Jan 05
In the wake of the tsunami disaster, UN-HABITAT is working with the overall UN coordination system to prepare emergency and reconstruction proposals for Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Somalia.
UN-HABITAT to brief Japanese Government on Iraq reconstruction  
Nairobi, 4 Jan 05
UN-HABITAT’s Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Daniel Biau, will next week embark on an official visit Japan to brief the country’s officials on the progress the agency has made in reconstruction work in Iraq.
Regional heads of state push for peace in the Great Lakes region  
Dar Es Salaam, 22 Dec 04
Regional Heads of State last month held a summit meeting in Tanzania aimed at getting lasting solutions to the strife torn Great Lakes Region.
 
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