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East and Central African ministers agree on a roadmap for the Lake Tanganyika Programme  
Bujumbura, 19 Jul 13
Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of five East African Nations met last week to discuss an initiative to improve the water, sanitation and environmental conditions in the Lake Tanganyika Region.
International Criminal Court convicts Congolese child recruiter  
The Hague, 14 Mar 12
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Thomas Lubanga Diylo of war crimes for conscripting and enlisting children under 15 into the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC).
Volunteers for peace and development in Africa  
Nairobi, 17 Jan 12
UN-HABITAT this week hosted the first Steering Committee meeting for the African Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development to be held on 25-27 June 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kagame and Clos agree on new urban development for Rwanda  
Kigali, 17 Jan 12
The Government of Rwanda and UN-Habitat will start work in coming weeks on a series of pilot projects to tackle growing urbanization confronting the country in recent years.
UN-Habitat starts an official visit to Rwanda  
Kigali, 16 Jan 12
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director, and Dr. Aisa Kirabo, UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director, this week started an official visit to Kigali, capital of Rwanda, visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site for the victims of the 1994 Genocide.
Join us in quest for better cities, Clos tells students  
Nairobi, 8 Nov 11
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Tuesday told students at the University of Nairobi that he considered universities as strategic partners in the quest for sustainable urban development.
Executive Director hails humanitarian staff  
Nairobi, 19 Aug 11
 UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Friday hailed the agency's humanitarian staff and their colleagues working in disaster zones in many countries around the world.
A big boost for energy efficient building in East Africa  
Nairobi, 18 May 11
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a USD 2,853,000 for a joint UN-HABITAT / UNEP project to promote energy efficiency in the East African building sector.
African Development Bank boosts Lake Victoria urban water programme  
Mombasa, Kenya, 24 Feb 11
The African Development Bank has approved a USD 110 million grant to extend a UN-HABITAT's urban improvement programme to another 15 towns in five countries.
Twenty four graduate with diploma in urban studies  
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Feb 11
Twenty four students comprising of town clerks, heads of departments, committee chairpersons, and council officers from the East African region last week with a Diploma in Urban Development Studies at a colorful ceremony attended by family, friends and invited guests.
Ouagadougou hosts urban security meeting  
Ouagadougou, 16 Feb 11
The Joint Programme on Strengthening Urban Security in Ouagadougou (PCRSU, in French), recently held a sensitization workshop sensitization workshop on the institutionalization of integrated crime and violence prevention approach/initiative and a training on the establishment of local safety committees
UN-HABITAT, WWF join hands in Congo conservation  
Nairobi, 8 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT and WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park , a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two agencies made the announcement on Tuesday.
Climbers tackle Mount Kilimanjaro  
Nairobi, 26 Feb 10
Some 35 climbers from around the world on Monday began an ascent of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro to highlight the key role of sport in fostering peace and development.
Water for African Cities  
Johannesburg, 17 Nov 09
City managers from 18 cities across Africa met in Johannesburg in recent days to review progress of UN-HABITAT’s Water for African Cities’ Programme.
UN-HABITAT to aid displaced populations in the Great Lakes Region  
Nairobi, 14 Jul 09
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT and Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday 10 July 2009.
A glittering ceremony for Dubai award winners  
Dubai, 13 May 09
Twelve lucky winners from around the world were this week each handed a USD 30,000 cash prize, a gilted wind tower and a certificate for their work in promoting a better urban future in a glittering ceremony marking the seventh Dubai International Award for Best Practices.
Ministers hail UN-HABITAT Lake Victoria project  
Entebbe, Uganda, 27 Apr 09
Ministers responsible for water in East Africa have backed a proposal to expand a UN-HABITAT initiative aimed at benefiting towns in the region.
Dubai International Awards for Best Practices to improve the Living Environment  
Dubai, UAE, 24 Nov 08
An independent international jury, chaired by Ms. Banashree Banerjee of India, has announced the winners of the 2008 Dubai International Awards for Best Pactices to improve the Living Environment.
Burundi launches urbanization policy  
Bujumbura, 17 Apr 08
The government of Burundi this week achieved a milestone when it launched the national housing and urbanization policy.
Burundi and Cyprus envoys present credentials to the Executive Director  
Nairobi, 30 Jan 07
The new permanent representatives of Burundi and Cyprus have presented their credentials to the UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
Regional heads of state push for peace in the Great Lakes region  
Dar Es Salaam, 22 Dec 04
Regional Heads of State last month held a summit meeting in Tanzania aimed at getting lasting solutions to the strife torn Great Lakes Region.
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