Nairobi, 22 Dec 06
Twenty-five young people from the One Stop Youth Resource Center in Nairobi have just graduated from the first ever Global Partnership Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (GPEEP) sponsored by UN-HABITAT, Youth for HABITAT and the Environmental Youth Alliance.
Turin, 20 Dec 06
International Recovery Platform (IRP) members and national government representatives held an IRP retreat from 20 to 22 November 2006 in Turin, Italy. The aim of the retreat was to take stock of IRP work to date, to determine the strategic direction and future work plans of the IRP hubs in Kobe, Turin and Geneva, and to foster teamwork in the IRP network. Parallel to the retreat was the third IRP Steering Committee meeting on 22 November.
Geneva, Switzerland, 20 Dec 06
A bi-annual meeting of the International Shelter Center Group, jointly hosted by UN-HABITAT and CARE International, was held from 16 to 17 November 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland.
New Delhi, 16 Dec 06
Ministers of housing and urban development from around the Asia-Pacific meeting pledged in a new declaration at the weekend to build up better, safer, more inclusive and sustainable cities in the world's most populous region.
New Delhi, 13 Dec 06
The first Asia-Pacific Ministers Conference on Housing and Human Settlements opened in New Delhi on Wednesday with clarion calls to reduce urban poverty and pollution in the world's most populous region.
Nairobi, 11 Dec 06
A group of experts met between 4-6 December 2006 at the UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi to look into ways of effectively improving energy access for the urban poor by marshalling the resources of public, private and community sectors.
Nairobi, 11 Dec 06
Public water utilities in Africa got a major confidence boost at the weekend when over 40 senior water utility managers and other delegates from the water sector adopted a declaration of support to the institutions.
Baghdad, 8 Dec 06
UN-HABITAT is working closely with the Washington-based based international development organization, Counterpoint International to help rebuild homes and lives in Iraq after years of oppression and strife. Read about two recent stories of success against all the odds.
Amman, 7 Dec 06
A two day workshop on the Iraqi Housing sector came to a close on Wednesday with a commitment from the minister in charge that she would incorporate the recommendations in her review of the national policy.
Nairobi, 7 Dec 06
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, formally received the credentials on 5 December of the new Permanent Representative of the United States of America to UN-HABITAT, Mr. James Stewart.
Accra, 6 Dec 06
UN-HABITAT last week pledged funding to help 1,000 poor families in Accra, Ghana secure micro-credit loans for business and home improvement as part of a field testing budget in the slum of Old Fadima.
Nairobi, 4 Dec 06
For the residents of Korogocho, one of Nairobi’s largest slums, last Sunday was a special day as they set aside the daily grind of their lives to witness a landmark event where UN-HABITAT and the Government of Italy joined hands to give them a better sports facility.
Accra, 1 Dec 06
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka launched UN-HABITAT’s latest training publication entitled, “Financial Management for Local Government”, at the opening session of a high level housing finance conference held in Accra Ghana.