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    • Posted April 15, 2016
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    On a mission to Mozambique, Dr. Kacyira meets government and key partners

    Maputo 13 April 2016—UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, recently visited Mozambique to further strengthen the relations between agency and the Government plus key partners such as the European Union, the World Bank and sister...

    • Posted April 15, 2016
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    Record downloads of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

    Nairobi 13 April 2016–The English version of the International Guidelines on Urban Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) has been downloaded over 100,000 times from the UN-Habitat website, making these Guidelines the most popular publications ever  in less than a year of...

    • Posted April 15, 2016
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    UfM and UN-Habitat join forces to promote sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean

    Barcelona, 6 April 2016. UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr Joan Clos and UfM Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development Ambassador Yigit Alpogan signed a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake joint actions for an integrated approach to socially...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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    Gender Mainstreaming Brochure

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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    AGGI Progress Report 2015

    AGGI is established as an independent advisory body to the UN-Habitat Executive Director, guided by principles of integrity, transparency, trust and accountability. AGGI has the role of advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality in sustainable urban development....

    • Posted February 19, 2016
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    UN-Habitat Congratulates Security Council in Youth Peacebuilding Resolution

    Nairobi 14 December 2015—UN-Habitat has hailed the UN Security Council for passing the resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security saying it was an important paradigm shift.“UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security is...

    • Posted December 14, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat celebrates Human Rights Day

    Nairobi 10 December 2015— As part of the United Nations family, UN-Habitat celebrates Human Rights Day on 10 December 2015, in recognition of the important role that cities and towns play in the realization of human rights...

    • Posted December 14, 2015
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    Cities in spotlight at Climate Change Summit COP21

    Paris, 8th December 2015. City leaders can become critical actors in addressing the global challenges of climate change. The effects of urbanisation and climate change are converging in very threatening ways: Cities consume 78 per cent of...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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    Experts meet on role of metropolitan development in New Urban Agenda

    Guadalajara, 10 December 2015— About 30 international experts last week participated in a Global Experts Group Meeting (EGM) “The Role of Metropolitan Development in Supporting the New Urban Agenda”, in Guadalajara (Mexico). The participants included representatives of...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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    Arcadis and UN-Habitat extend partnership to improve urban quality of life

    Paris 9 December 2015— Leading global Design and Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, Arcadis and UN-Habitat today announced a two year extension of their collaboration until the end of 2017.The contract was signed at a recent...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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    UN-Habitat and Kingdom of Bahrain hold a strategic meeting

    Manama 8 December 2015— A strategic partnership meeting between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and UN-Habitat was held in Manama on Monday.UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kacyira-Kirabo represented the agency in the meeting with...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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    COP21: Ministers and Leaders Call for a Quick Move the Zero Emissions Vehicles

    Paris, 8 December 2015—At a meeting at the COP21 in Paris, ministers and senior representatives from the vehicles industry, civil society and international organizations have called for a swift move to zero emissions vehicles as a key...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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    UN-Habitat and partner host ‘Cities Take Climate Action’ session at COP21

    Paris 7 December 2015—UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance on Monday hosted a “Cities Take Climate Action” event at the Climate Change Summit COP21. The session convened representatives of cities, non-governmental organizations, NGOs, national governments and international organizations for...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • High-Level Event on Zero-Emission Vehicles

    Large scale adoption of zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs, is essential to the efforts of the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, decrease the consumption of petroleum, and support the growth of a clean...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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    Information and Communication Technology for Urban Climate Action

    Urban areas generate around 80 per cent of global GDP. However, this comes at a price as they emit as much as 71-76 percent of energy-related CO2. There is a growing recognition of ICTs’ potential to achieve...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and IUTC train Asian urban practitioners in water management and sanitation

    Seoul 7 December 2015— Throughout and intensive training course representatives from local governments, utilities and public works recently gained understanding on comprehensive IUWM planning and sanitation.  26 participants (including 10 women) from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Lao PDR,...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • Myanmar delegation presents progress report at COP21

    Paris, 7 December 2015– The Myanmar delegation to COP21 presented the important progress in addressing climate change, achieved with the implementation of the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance Programme, executed by UN-Habitat in partnership with UNEP at the...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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    Youth and City Session held at Africities

    Johannesburg 4 December 2015–  Youth and the City session was held at the Africities2015 aimed to explore different models for youth-led empowerment and participation in urban governance and development processes in Africa.UN- Habitat Youth and Livelihood Unit...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • Deputy Executive Director decries inequality in African cities

    Johannesburg 4 December 2015, The Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Aisa Kacyira Kirabo has warned that the wide inequality witnessed in African cities was the greatest threat to sustainable urbanization on the continent.“It is good that...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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