, 19 Aug 03
The bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad which resulted in the death of UN Special Representative to Iraq Sergio Vieira de Mello, and nearly a score of other UN staff was condemned as a “senseless” act by Anna Tibaijuka, UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director.
, 6 Aug 03
Kenya’s Minister for Roads, Public Works and Housing, Mr. Raila Odinga, on Wednesday announced the Kenya Slum Upgrading Project, a major initiative aimed at improving the conditions of the slum dwellers in Nairobi, who make up over 60 per cent of the city's population.
, 5 Aug 03
The government of Finland has donated 750,000 euros for a pilot project to help UN-HABITAT promote sustainable neighbourhoods for Kenya’s urban poor. A signing ceremony on Tuesday at the Finnish embassy residence was addressed by Kenyan Minister for Roads, Public Works and Housing, Raila Odinga, Minister of Lands and Settlements Amos Kimunya, the Finnish Chargé d’Affaires Kimmo Laukkanen and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka.