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  • Foundation stone laid for Japan funded Myanmar low cost housing project
    Foundation stone laid for Japan funded Myanmar low cost housing project

    Yangon, 27 May 2016 – A stone laying ceremony for a low-cost housing project took place on Thursday in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township in Yangon Region. The Government of Japan funded UN-Habitat to provide housing and basic...

    • Posted May 27, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat supporting youth entrepreneurship in Kuwait
    UN-Habitat supporting youth entrepreneurship in Kuwait

    Kuwait City, 27 May 2016- Ms Ameera Al- Hassan, UN-Habitat’s assistant head of Kuwait office, presented an empowering presentation on youth entrepreneurship during a Gender Mainstream workshop for women in Kuwaiti society at a ceremony on Sunday...

    • Posted May 27, 2016
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    New Global Alliance Launches Innovative Approach to Addressing Urban Crises

    Istanbul, 24 May 2016 – A new Alliance aimed at delivering a cohesive and strategic approach to humanitarian crises in urban settings was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.The Global Alliance for Urban Crises emerged...

    • Posted May 24, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat holds planning workshops for Kenya’s county legislators
    UN-Habitat holds planning workshops for Kenya’s county legislators

    Kisumu, Kenya 24 May 2016 — UN-Habitat, with the support of the Japanese government recently organised a two-day workshop on Urban Planning for the members of the Kisumu and Turkana Counties in Kenya. The workshop aimed to...

    • Posted May 24, 2016
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    UN-Habitat signs MoU with Dubai Real Estate Institute

    Kuwait, 23 May 2016- The UN-Habitat recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Dubai Real Estate Institute to offer and advocate real estate solutions to professionals in the MENA region . The MoU press conference held...

    • Posted May 23, 2016
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  • Dr. Izadi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Roads and Urban Development
    Sanandaj Declaration Calling for Action in Informal Settlements in Iran

    Sanandaj, Iran, 23 May 2016—Hundreds of delegates gathered for the International Conference on Urban Slums, Towards Upgrading and Sustainable Urban Regeneration, made the ‘Sanandaj Declaration’ which is a rallying call for action on informal settlements in Iran. The...

    • Posted May 23, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat signs MoU with Dubai Real Estate Institute
    UN-Habitat launches Gulf Cooperation Council’s housing workshop

    Kuwait 23 May 2016—UN-Habitat recently launched the “GCC Strategic Housing Profile,” in partnership with Kuwait Foundation of Advancement Sciences (KFAS) and Arab Town Organization (ATO) at UN’s Head Office, Mishref.The GCC regional workshop held for three days...

    • Posted May 23, 2016
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  • Ecuador approves land management bill

    Quito, 23 May 2016 – Equador’s National Assembly of Ecuador has approved a bill on land use and land management. The bill is the result of a long process that started in 2011 under the leadership of...

    • Posted May 23, 2016
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    UN-Habitat launches the World Cities Report 2016, Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures

    New York 18 May 2016— The new global flagship report on sustainable urban development launched by UN-Habitat on Wednesday, states that a New Urban Agenda is needed to unlock the transformative power of cities. The World Cities Report...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Global launch of World Cities Report takes place in New York
    Global launch of World Cities Report takes place in New York

    New York, 18 May 2016 – The World Cities Report 2016, Urbanization and Development: Emerging Futures, was launched in New York to an audience of partners, government representatives, stakeholders and the media. During the launch, which took place...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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