New York, 16 May 08
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week celebrated the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as "a new dawn” in the fight to redress what he called “glaring inequalities”.
Nairobi, 8 May 08
UN-HABITAT on Thursday unveiled two new initiatives to help young people in the poorer neighbourhoods of cities in the developing world get a better start in life and give the Millennium Development Goals for global poverty reduction a major boost.
Nairobi, 4 Mar 08
A youth violence prevention week came to a close at the weekend with participants pledging to spread the peace message across Kenya after two months of tension and ethnic violence following elections in December 2007.
Nairobi, 4 Feb 08
UN-HABITAT and UNICEF held a peace meeting at UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday in an effort to persuade young Kenyans to be ambassadors for peace in their troubled country. And the stories and tears flowed as young people recounted what happened as post-election violence ushered in a grim new year for the East African country.
Mannheim, 11 Dec 07
The Kenyan Hip Hop superstar and UN-HABITAT Messenger of Truth Gidi Gidi last week teamed up with Rolf Stahlhofen of Germany, Samsaya representing Norway and India, and Lam of Sudan to give the German city of Mannheim a rousing concert organized by UN-HABITAT in cooperation with its private sector partner, the German chemical giant BASF, the Popakademie – Baden-Wuerttemberg, and the City of Mannheim.