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UN-HABITAT to the rescue of Baluchistan quake victims  
Baluchistan, Pakistan, 17 Dec 08
For the residents of the south western Pakistan region of Baluchistan, a bleak winter was a looming reality until an intervention by UN-HABITAT helped them to put roofs over their heads. A winter in the open with the attendant calamitous effects would have been a double disaster for the 800 families residing in the mountainous area who suffered a huge blow last October after a devastating earthquake hit the area.
UN Secretary-General calls for climate change leadership  
Poznan, Poland, 11 Dec 08
The United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon on Thursday said the world had to avoid backsliding in the fight against global warming and devise a "Green New Deal" to fix the twin climate and economic crises.
Mayors, local authorities say urban dimension crucial to climate change talks  
Poznan, Poland, 10 Dec 08
Mayors and local authorities representing cities around the world this week urged delegates attending a milestone session of climate change talks to ensure that cities are kept high on the agenda given that they are home to half the world's population...
Malawi organises its first Urban Forum  
Lilongwe, Malawi, 9 Dec 08
The first Malawi Urban Forum, held in Lilongwe from 8-9 December, brought close to 200 stakeholders to seek solutions to what is considered to be the most significant demographic and poverty dynamic in Malawi today...
Tibaijuka receives new Envoys from Greece and Ghana  
Nairobi, Kenya, 5 Dec 08
The Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, recently received the letters of accreditation from two new Permanent Representatives to UN-HABITAT.
First high-level UN-HABITAT visit to Iraq in five years  
Baghdad, Iraq, 3 Dec 08
The director of UN-HABITAT’s Regional Office for African and Arab States, Mr. Aloiune Badiane visited Baghdad during the last week of November, marking the first visit by a senior official of the agency since 2003.
Peter Swan: Remembering a valued colleague  
Nairobi, Kenya, 1 Dec 08
UN-HABITAT regrets to announce the passing of Mr. Peter Swan. An Australian national born in 1946, he suffered a heart attack at his adoptive home in Bangkok, Thailand on 23 November, 2008. Mr. Swan joined the agency in 1989 as officer in charge of its information division. During this period he was responsible for all video presentations at the Habitat II ‘City Summit’ in Istanbul.From 1995 to 1998 he served in Bangkok, as Coordinator of the Community Development Programme for Asia, before assuming responsibility for UN-HABITAT’s Cambodia programme in Phnom Penh.
Highlighting the urban dimension at the global climate change talks  
Nairobi, Kenya, 27 Nov 08
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, will join the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon and other senior officials in Poznan, Poland...
Nairobi slum residents to benefit from new toilet and bathroom facilities  
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Nov 08
UN-HABITAT in collaboration with the Government of Kenya and the NGO Maji na Ufanisi, last week opened new public toilets and bathrooms intended to help improve the lives of destitute Nairobi slum dwellers.
New Malian Envoy presents Credentials to Tibaijuka  
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Nov 08
The new Permanent Representative of Mali to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Amadou N’diaye, this week presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
 
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