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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.
 
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