Baghdad, 27 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT joined the government of Iraq on Monday to launch a new USD 70 million programme that will focus on urban governance, housing, infrastructure and basic services as the country recovers from years of conflict.
Nairobi, 27 Jul 09
Kenya’s Ministry of Lands has granted UN-HABITAT title to almost 55 acres to be used to build affordable housing and to improve the livelihoods of people living and working in slums.
Sirte, Libya, 22 Jul 09
Heads of State and Government of the African Union have adopted a new set of policy guidelines to ensure that landless people, women, youth, displaced people and other vulnerable groups have equitable access to land.
Homa Bay, Kenya, 22 Jul 09
Progress towards achieving the sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals requires broad cooperation and consultation through public and private partnerships, community involvement, and public awareness, Kenya’s Assistant Minister for Public Health and Sanitation Dr. James Gesami has said.
Geneva, 22 Jul 09
The Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, signed the “Seal the Deal” climate change petition to reminding world leaders to negotiate a fair, balanced and effective agreement at the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen in December 2009.
Montego Bay, St. James, 20 Jul 09
Latin American and Caribbean Ministers of Housing and Urbanization and other top government representatives from the region last week attended the 18th General Assembly of Ministers and High Level Authorities on Housing and Urbanization (MINURVI) at Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica.