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New Egyptian envoy to UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, 28 Nov 06
The new permanent representative to UN-HABITAT from Egypt, Mr.Saher Hamza, presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on 24 November, 2006. Mrs. Tibaijuka said Egypt is fully funding a strategic UN-HABITAT urban plan for 48 small cities in Egypt at a cost of US$7million.
Albright in new drive against poverty  
Nairobi, 28 Nov 06
Terming extreme poverty a ‘prison in which many are trapped’, former United States Secretary of State Ms. Madeline Alright this week challenged policy makers in Nairobi to urgently address the scourge.
New French envoy to UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, 28 Nov 06
The new permanent representative to UN-HABITAT from France, Ms. Elisabeth Barbier, presented her credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on 23 November, 2006. Ms. Barbier said she would seek stronger French support for the agency.
Mrs. Tibaijuka calls for pro-poor mortgage schemes in Africa  
Accra, 28 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka made an impassioned plea on Wednesday for the private sector to invest in mortgage schemes targeting the poor.
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.
UN-HABITAT wins major award for work in Serbia  
Belgrade, 23 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT this month received two prestigious awards for its work in helping resettle low-income former refugees and displaced people under an Italian-financed housing and social integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia.
Council of Europe backs UN-HABITAT decentralization plans  
Moscow, 22 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT’s drive for decentralization and strengthening local authorities last week received the backing of the Council of Europe.
UN-HABITAT briefs UK Parliamentary Committee  
London, 21 Nov 06
Two British Parliamentary Committees, the Communities and Local Government Committee and the International Development Committee, joined forces to hear evidence on the Third Session of UN-HABITAT's World Urban Forum held earlier this year in Vancouver, Canada.
New Tanzanian and Ethiopian envoys to UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, 20 Nov 06
Two new permanent representatives to UN-HABITAT from Ethiopia and Tanzania last week presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka. They are Tanzania’s Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya, Ms. Mary Issa Mushi, and Mr. Disasa Dirribsa, the Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya.
UN-HABITAT joins hands with European Union at development conference  
Brussels, 17 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT’S Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka this week...
Greatest impact of climate change will be in cities  
Nairobi, 17 Nov 06
With half of humanity living in towns and cities around the world, the greatest impact of climate change will be on the planet's urban fabric, said Ambassador Inga Bjork-Klevby, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Executive Director of UN-HABITAT.
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.
UN-HABITAT Executive Director consoles victims of Nairobi slum skirmishes  
Nairobi, 16 Nov 06
Beatrice Kaluku first heard the wails and then saw the huge fire ball that was fast spreading to the shacks towards her house.
Annan deplores lack of leadership on climate change  
Nairobi, 16 Nov 06
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a packed convention hall at the UN climate change conference on Wednesday that there was a “frightening” lack of leadership on the threats posed by climate change.
UN-HABITAT to set up a global water operators’ partnership centre  
Nairobi, 15 Nov 06
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, has asked UN-HABITAT to take a central role in the creation of a global centre focused on building and sustaining water operators’ partnerships worldwide.
Report shows urban slum dwellers most vulnerable to floods  
Nairobi, Kenya, 14 Nov 06
Cities in Africa are facing a threat occasioned by floods caused by climate change, according to a new study this week by an international non-governmental organization.
UN-HABITAT and African Development Bank to work together on water and sanitation MDGs in Africa  
Tunis, 13 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT and the African Development Bank have agreed to work together to improve access to clean...
New Canadian envoy presents credentials to Tibaijuka  
Nairobi, 10 Nov 06
The new Permanent Representative of Canada to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Ross Hynes, on Friday presented his credentials to UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
The Gift of Good Governance from Christmas Island  
Christmas Island, 10 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT’s renowned Locally Elected Leadership...
Young people demand bigger say on the environment  
Nairobi, 9 Nov 06
Meeting on the sidelines of the international climate change conference currently underway in Nairobi, a youth group on Thursday called on governments and policy makers to give them bigger roles in environmental management.
World climate change meeting opens in Nairobi  
Nairobi, Kenya, 6 Nov 06
Crucial international negotiations on climate started in Nairobi on Monday with new calls to help poorer countries cope better with the problems created by climate change ranging from poor crop yields to natural disasters.
Tibaijuka receives new Swedish envoy  
Nairobi, Kenya, 6 Nov 06
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Monday received the new Permanent Representative of Sweden to the agency, Ms. Anna Brandt.
 
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