Nairobi, 22 Oct 09
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, and Brazil’s Permanent Representative, Mrs. Ana Maria Sampaio, signed a Conference Agreement to facilitate the organization of the Fifth Session of the World Urban Forum to be held in Rio de Janeiro from 22-26 March 2010.
Nadi, 17 Oct 09
A five-day urban profiling workshop was conducted in Fiji by UN-HABITAT’s Regional Office for Africa and the Arab States, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the Training and Capacity Building Branch.
Nairobi, 16 Oct 09
Three new Permanent Representatives today presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are the Permanent Representatives of Kenya, Mr. Macharia Kamau; his Serbian counterpart, Mr. Zdravko Bisic; and that of Austria, Mr. Christian Hasenbichler.
Nairobi, 15 Oct 09
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, has stated that Sierra Leone is priority country in the work of UN-HABITAT and expressed a desire to see a greater presence of the agency in that country.
Barcelona, Spain, 15 Oct 09
Experts on partnership from around the world were invited to Barcelona to hear about UN-HABITAT´s continued commitment to its Partnership Strategy and to give their input on the progress. A key factor in UN-HABITAT´s Medium-term Strategic and Institutional Plan (MTSIP) is the development of a partnership strategy that is meant to enhance the engagement of partners in achieving global urban sustainability.
Washington .D.C, 8 Oct 09
The administration of President Barack Obama this week paid a glowing tribute to UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka saying she has done a commendable job at the agency.
Washington, 5 Oct 09
President Barack Obama said in a special World Habitat Day message on Monday that his administration was looking towards stronger partnerships with other organizations in addressing the challenges facing American people, including housing.