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    South Sudan Mayors debate Urbanization Challenges

    Juba, 22 October 2014 – Random spatial growth, unplanned urban expansion as well as an increasing rural-urban migration are some of the most pressing issues mayors in South Sudan are grappling with, the country’s second national urbanization conference...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Urban Thinkers Campus: Towards a Participatory and Inclusive Habitat III

    Caserta, Italy, 17 October 2014; This week, UN-Habitat convened the first Urban Thinkers Campus: an innovative, inclusive, and intimate gathering of a diverse array of urban thinkers convened as the next step in The City We Need...

    • Posted October 18, 2014
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    UN-Habitat continues support to the Kenya Municipal Programme (Phase 2)

    UN-Habitat is collaborating with the Kenya Municipal Program (KMP) in capacity building for Participatory Urban Planning in the country. Following a successful launch of the programme in August for cluster III (Machakos, Thika, Embu) and IV (Naivasha, Nakuru,...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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    Youth celebrated for their role in social innovation in India

    Mumbai, 16 October 2014 – The role of youth as social innovators in sustainable development has been highlighted by speakers at a conference in India. The comments were made by UN-Habitat’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Oyeyinka Oyebanji as...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    UN-Habitat commemorates International Day for Disaster Reduction with Government and Partners in Myanmar

    Nay Pyi Daw, 16 October 2014 – The International Day for Disaster Reduction was commemorated at the National and Regional levels in Myanmar on 13 October 2014 by the Government of Myanmar, UN Agencies, International and National...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    Urbanisation and land governance in the spotlight in South Sudan

    Juba 16 October 2014—The Second South Sudan Urbanisation Conference kicked off in Juba on Wednesday with speakers placing greater emphasis on better land governance practice in the urban areas. Officially opening the meeting, the Speaker of the...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    “Our voice is becoming increasingly important”

    Caserta, Italy 15 October 2014: Urban Thinkers Campus participants work on a new urban paradigm towards Habitat III. They highlighted the importance of civil society and the private sector. With high level speakers and attendees discussing a...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • UN launches handbook on human right to water and sanitation

    Nairobi, 14 October 2014 – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, with direct support from UN-Habitat, recently presented a new publication: “Realizing the human rights to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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    UN-Habitat donates soap to schools to celebrate Global Handwashing Day

    UN-Habitat has joined schools in the Lake Victoria region for soap donations and demonstrations to celebrate Global Handwashing day. Children at the schools had the opportunity through their health clubs to learn the importance of hand washing...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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    Urban Youth Fund 2014 winners announced

    Nairobi 13 October 2014—On the occasion marking this year’s World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat has announced the 2014 winners of the Urban Youth Fund. A total of 22 youth-led organizations from 18 countries have been selected for the...

    • Posted October 13, 2014
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