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    The New Urban Agenda will be decided in Quito

    Ecuador will host the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in October 2016 New York, 19 December 2014 The United Nations General Assembly welcomed today the offer by the Government of Ecuador to host...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director attends the Future Saudi Cities Programme
    UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director attends the Future Saudi Cities Programme

    Riyadh 17 December 2014 - The UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira last week addressed the first World Cities Day celebration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The national event in Riyadh, co-organized in partnership...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami
    Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Fukuoka, 18 December 2014 – As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami, UN-Habitat draws attention to the results achieved in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Maldives, and the lessons learned. UN-Habitat now...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Southern Africa to benefit from risk reduction centre2
    Southern Africa to benefit from Risk Reduction Centre

    Lilongwe, 18 December 2014 – A new regional centre for southern Africa will help develop resilience action plans, vulnerability mapping and disaster risk reduction as well as climate change adaptation planning. The Technical Centre for Risk Reduction Management,...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Speakers at Norway conference pitch for greater youth inclusion in governance1
    Speakers at Norway conference pitch for greater youth inclusion in governance

    Asker, Norway 18 December 2014 - “Youth less governance is useless governance.” This was the rallying cry that delegates at the Asker Conference on Youth and Governance held in Norway last month came up with. It was...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat to collaborate on risk reduction, safety in Iranian schools1
    UN-Habitat to collaborate on risk reduction, safety in Iranian schools

    Tehran, 16 December 2014 - UN-Habitat and the State Organization of Schools Renovation, Development and Mobilization (SOSDRM) of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to improve the safety and...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat housing serves as Emergency Shelter during Typhoon Hagupit
    UN-Habitat housing serves as Emergency Shelter during Typhoon Hagupit

    Panay, Philippines, 15 December 2014 - They all slept well. That was the first thing heard from many in the community when the UN-Habitat Roxas field team visited their project sites one day after Typhoon Hagupit (known...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Expert meeting in Barcelona analyses affordable and inclusive housing finance for all
    Expert meeting in Barcelona analyses affordable and inclusive housing finance for all

    Barcelona, 15 December 2014 - 30 international experts attended the Expert Group Meeting “Ways Forward to Achieving Affordable and Inclusive Housing Finance for all”, which took place at the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, organised by UN-Habitat...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Cairo View of City
    Clos meets Egypt PM, key urban development Ministers

    Cairo, 15 December 2014 – UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos, has met with Mr Ibrahim Mahlab, Prime Minister of Egypt, during an official visit to the country to promote the importance of sustainable urban planning and...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat signs agreement with City of São Paulo1
    UN-Habitat signs agreement with City of São Paulo

    Rio de Janeiro, 11 December 2014 – UN-Habitat and the City of São Paulo have entered an agreement to promote debate around the challenges to sustainable urban development. The Mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, and the...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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