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    Ethiopia holds sixth national urban forum

    Dire Dawa 25 November 2014—The government of Ethiopia held its sixth edition of the National Urban Forum from 15th to 22nd November 2014 at Dire Dawa city under the motto “our cities being centers for Enterprises Development,...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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    Myanmar government banks on urban development and housing

    Nay Pyi Taw, 25 November 2014 - The president of Myanmar Mr. U Thein Sein recently emphasized urban development and housing as his government’s priority development agenda. Addressing the National Workshop on Urban and Housing Policy and...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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    UN-Habitat builds capacity on land management and land policies in Asia-Pacific

    Gangwon 24 November 2014 – UN-Habitat in partnership with the International Urban Training Center (IUTC), organized a training course last month on ‘Land Policy Instruments: Land Readjustment & Land-based Financing’ in Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea. The...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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    Mauritius launches slum upgrading project

    Port Louis: A workshop was held last week to launch the Participatory Slum Upgrading Project in Mauritius. The “Lansman Rezional” (Regional Launch), aptly dubbed “Anu Amelyor Nu Kartier” (Let’s Improve Our Neighbourhood) was attended by over 60...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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    Viet Nam plans launch of City Prosperity Index

    HA NOI, 21 November 2014— The Ministry of Construction and a UN agency have taken the first steps to establishing a City Prosperity Index for Viet Nam.This was announced at a workshop held yesterday in Ha Noi,...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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    Empowering Local Authorities in India

    Nairobi, 20 November 2014: The importance of empowering local authorities to enable them to implement concrete changes to urban development has been highlighted at a recent meeting of more than 1,000 representatives of national, state and local...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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    Remembering Haiyan One Year After

    Manila, 19 November 2014– Collaborative efforts between local government units, international and national organizations, and UN agencies held sway on November 8 to commemorate the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines). UN-Habitat...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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    A new pan American network of metropolises formed

    Montreal, 19 November 2014 - A new network was created this week bringing together metropolitan authorities of South America, Central America and North America. Known as the Network of Metropolitan Areas of the Americas (RAMA in Spanish, French...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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    UN-Habitat ready to support India’s urban agenda – Clos

    Delhi, 14 November 2014: UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos has said that the agency is committed to help Prime Minister Modi to implement ambitious plans that he has recently announced for the sustainable development of India’s...

    • Posted November 15, 2014
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    Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities on a study tour of Nairobi

     Nairobi, 14 November 2014 -A delegation from the Singapore Center for Liveable Cities (CLC) successfully undertook a one week study tour of Nairobi. During the tour, the Centre and UN Habitat initiated a new learning programme for city...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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