Nairobi, 31 Mar 09
UN-HABITAT received many pledges from United Nations staff, organizations and Governing Council delegates to give books and audio visual material for communities in slums in response the agency’s Book into the future appeal.
Vancouver, Canada, 6 Jan 09
H. Peter Oberlander, a founding father of UN-HABITAT, passed away peacefully on 27 December 2008, his family announced this week. An architect and teacher who became Canada’s first Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, he was 86.
Kisii, Kenya, 2 Dec 08
Participants drawn from over ten African countries came together in the western Kenyan town of Kisii for a UN-HABITAT sponsored training in basic skills in low cost water quality testing.
Nairobi, 11 Nov 08
Although worldwide urban growth is expected to slow, a new report by UN-HABITAT is projecting the reverse in Africa with the continent’s urban population being projected to more than double by 2030.
London, 23 Oct 08
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT said that the crisis should be viewed as a “housing finance crisis” in which the poorest of poor were left to fend for themselves.