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LIST OF UNCHS (HABITAT) SENIOR STAFF AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS AND MEDIA RESOURCE PERSONS ON ISTANBUL + 5 AND THE 20 KEY HABITAT AGENDA COMMITMENTS AND STRATEGIES

The Spokespersonís office can arrange for interviews with senior UN staff and resource persons on Istanbul + 5:
Mr. Sharad Shankardass, Spokesperson
Ms. Zahra A. Hassan, Media Liaison,
Media & Press Relations Unit
UNCHS (Habitat)
P.O. Box 30030
Nairobi, Kenya
 Tel: (254 2) 623153; 623151;
Fax: (254 2) 624060,
E-mail: habitat.press@unchs.org;
Website: http://www.istanbul5.org

New York Office
Room DC2-0943 Two UN Plaza
New York, N.Y. 10017, U.S.A.
Tel: (1-212) 963 4200
Fax: (1-212) 963 8721
E-mail: habitatny@un.org

ISTANBUL + 5 OVERVIEW
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director   (E/Swedish)
Mr.Daniel Biau, Ag. Deputy Executive Director   (E/F)
Mrs.Axumite Gebre-Egziabher, Coordinator, Istanbul + 5   (E)

SHELTER

1.   Provide security of tenure
     Mr. Farouk Tebbal, Chief, Shelter Branch    (E/A)

2. Promote the right to adequate housing
     Mr. Selman Erguden, Coordinator, Housing Policy Unit       (E/Turkish)
 
3. Provide equal access to land
     Mr. Chris William, Coordinator, Land and Tenure Unit            (E/F)
 
4.  Promote equal access to credit
    Mr. Uwe Lohse, Human Settlements Officer, Housing Policy Unit    (E/G)

5.  Promote access to basic services
     Mr.Kalyan Ray, Coordinator, Infrastructure Unit         (E)
 
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT AND ERADICATION OF POVERTY

6. Provide opportunities for a safe city
    Mr. Franz Vanderschueren, Coordinator, Safer Cities      (E/F/S)
 
7.  Promote social integration and support disadvantaged groups
     Mr. Paul Taylor, Chief, Urban Development Branch          (E)
 
8. Promote gender equality in human settlements development
     Ms. Nefise Bazoglu, Coordinator, Gender Policy Unit              (E)

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

9. Promote geographically balanced settlement structures
     Mr. Donatus Okpala, Urban Development and Economy Unit (E)

10.  Manage supply and demand for water
     Mr. Kalyan Ray, Coordinator, Infrastructure Unit                        (E)

11.  Reduce urban pollution
     Mr. Ole Lyse, Coordinator, Environment Unit (E/Danish)

12. Prevent disasters and rebuild settlements
    Mr. Jorge Gavidia, Coordinator, Risk and Disaster Unit    (E/S)

13. Promote effective and environmentally-sound transportation systems
     Mr. Brian Williams, Transport Focal Point                            (E)

14.  Support mechanisms to prepare and implement local environmental
 plans and local Agenda 21 initiatives

    Mr. Jean Christophe Adrian, Focal point for Local Agenda 21      (E/F)

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

15. Strengthen small and micro-enterprises, particularly those developed by women & encourage public-private sector partnerships to stimulate productive employment opportunities
Mr. Donatus Okpala, Coordinator,    (E)
Urban Development and Economy Unit
 

GOVERNANCE
 

17. Encourage and support participation and civic engagement
     Ensure transparent, accountable and efficient governance of towns, cities and metropolitan areas

18. Mr. Paul Taylor, Chief, Urban Development Branch    (E)
 Promote decentralization and strengthen local authorities
 Mr. Pietro Garau, Head,Habitat, NewYork Office    (E/Italian)

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

19. Enhance international cooperation and partnerships
    Mr. Mathias Hundsalz, Inter-regional Adviser     (E/G)
 
Regional and Information Offices

Regional Offices:

Asia and the Pacific
Tel: (81-92) 724 7121/ Fax: (81-92) 724 7124
E-mail: habitat.fukuoka@unchs.org

Latin America and the Caribbean
Tel: (55-21) 515 1700/ Fax: (55-21) 515 1701
E-mail: habitat@rio.rj.gov.br

Africa and the Arab States
Tel: (254-2) 623221/ Fax: (254-2) 623904
E-mail: Alioune.Badiane@unchs.org

 

Information Offices:

UNCHS (Habitat) New York Office
Tel: (1-212) 963 4200/ Fax: (1-212) 963 8721
E-mail: habitatny@un.org

Western Europe
Tel:(41-22) 907 4683/4/ Fax: (41-22) 907 0033
E-mail: lludvigsen@unog.ch

China
Tel:(86-10) 6839 4750/ Fax: (86-10) 6839 4749
E-mail: unchspek@public.bta.net.cn

Eastern and Central Europe
Tel: (36-1) 202 2490/ Fax:(36-1) 356 0602
E-mail: horcher@unhabitat.datanet.hu

India
Tel:(91-44) 853 0802/ Fax: (91-44) 857 2673
E-mail: unchssp@md2.vsnl.net.in

 

Russian Federation
Tel: (7-095) 930 6264/Fax: (7-095) 930 0379
E-mail: habmoscow@mtu-net.ru

 

Liaison Office to the European Union
Tel: (32 2) 503 10 04/503 35 72/Fax: (32 2) 503 46 24
E-mail: unchs@skynet.be

For more information please contact:
UNCHS (Habitat)
P. O. Box 30030, Nairobi, Kenya
E-mail: habitat@unchs.org
Tel: (254-2) 623153, Fax: (254-2) 624060
Website: http://www.unchs.org/

 

For further information, please contact:
Sharad Shankardass, Spokesperson, or
Zahra A. Hassan,
Media & Press Relations Unit,
UNCHS (Habitat),
Tel: (254 2) 623153, 623151,
Fax: (254 2) 624060,
E-mail: habitat.press@unchs.org,
Website:www.unchs.org

 

 

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