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  • Kenyan building practitioners trained in sustainable building design

    Nairobi, 14 July 2014: UN-Habitat, the Kenya Property Developers Association, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, the Architectural Association of Kenya, the Kenya Green Building Society and Italy’s “Politecnico di Milano” have delivered training in sustainable design principals...

    • Posted July 29, 2014
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  • Online tool monitors UN-Habitat work in Afghanistan
    Online platform to track impact of programming in Afghanistan

    Kabul, 23 July 2014 – UN-Habitat has launched an innovative online monitoring tool employing Google Maps to document the progress of community and municipal-led development projects in Afghanistan. The initiative has been undertaken as part of programming...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • Nigeria to work with UN-Habitat to promote youth empowerment

    Nairobi, 22 July 2014—The Federal Republic of Nigeria on Tuesday signed an agreement with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) which seeks, among other objectives, to promote urban youth empowerment. The agreement was penned at the UN-Habitat...

    • Posted July 22, 2014
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    Dr. Joan Clos re-elected by General Assembly Decision

    New York, 18 July 2014: Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly re-elected Joan Clos ( Spain) as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for a...

    • Posted July 19, 2014
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  • The JKUAT where students can now take a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development
    Kenyan university offers post-graduate degree in sustainable urban development

    Nairobi, 15 July 2014: With support from UN-Habitat, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has launched a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development, as well as Doctoral programmes by research and thesis in areas of urban...

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • Global cities come together on city resilience profiling

    Barcelona, 12 July 2014: The first meeting of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) took place earlier this month with four member cities meeting in Spain. The Programme brought together representatives from Beirut, Concepción-Talcahuano, Wellington, and the...

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • Andrew Loggali (in blue shirt) in a meeting with Japanese Government and UN-Habitat officials
    Landless returnees in South Sudan benefit from UN-Habitat housing project

    Juba 10 July 2014—Mr. Andrew Loggali is a very grateful man. After several years renting a house, he has achieved what is to almost all human beings a great dream- he is the proud owner of a...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Urban stakeholders contributing to the Philippines' Habitat III national report
    Philippines engages urban stakeholders in preparing Habitat III National Report

    Manila, 11 July 2014 – The Philippines has been conducting a series of extensive sub-national and national consultation workshops since April this year with diverse urban actors such as national government officials, local authorities, civil society, private...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat, UNEP and Myanmar Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry form climate change alliance
    New agreement establishes Myanmar climate change alliance

    Nay Pyi Taw, 10 July 2014 – A Memorandum of Understanding was signed today at Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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    Harness IT to improve urban governance – Kacyira

    Barcelona, 9 July 2014: UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Aisa Kacyira, has said that we can improve governance in our cities and urban areas by harnessing the power of information technology. Speaking at...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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