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  • UN-Habitat boosts regional planning in Kenya with Tana and Athi River agreement
    UN-Habitat boosts regional planning in Kenya with Tana and Athi River agreement

    Nairobi, 29 May 2015 – UN-Habitat and Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA) have entered into an agreement to facilitate collaboration in areas of sustainable urban development in Kenya. The Managing Director of TARDA, Steven Ruimuku,...

    • Posted May 29, 2015
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    Executive Director of UN-Habitat signs HeForShe Campaign

    Nairobi, 28 May 2015 – Executive Director of UN-Habitat Dr. Joan Clos, together with other male members of staff, have signed the HeForShe campaign, committing to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination against women...

    • Posted May 28, 2015
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  • Bogotá Signs First Associate Cities Agreement
    Bogotá Signs First Associate Cities Agreement

    Barcelona, 27 May 2015 – UN-Habitat, the International Association Recycling Cities Network (RECNET), and The Institute for Risk Management and Climate Change (IDIGER) have signed a Statement of Cooperation outlining the City of Bogotá as the first...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Housing in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
    Namibia workshop examines pro-poor housing

    Walvis Bay, 27 May 2015 – Thirty mayors and chief executive officers from Namibian municipalities have participated in the second workshop focusing on the Quick Guides for Policy Makers on Housing the Poor in African Cities in Walvis...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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    Experts Meet In Barcelona On Land-Based Finance

    Barcelona, May 25, 2015. – In conjunction with the Barcelona City Council, UN-Habitat convened experts in municipal finance, governance and capacity development to review its recently developed Land-Based Finance Training Package. The training is designed to build...

    • Posted May 26, 2015
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  • Nepal earthquake
    Urban challenges emerging one month after Nepal earthquake.

    Kathmandu, 25 May – One month after the earthquake of 25 April, the National Planning Commission of Nepal hosted an expert meeting convened by UN-Habitat to review the challenges of urbanization and reconstruction. The lead questions are...

    • Posted May 25, 2015
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    Partners launch Global Exchange Platform on National Urban Policies

    Nairobi, 22 May 2015 – Seventeen representatives from nine global organizations recently met in Nairobi and agreed to set up a Global Exchange Platform on National Urban Policies (NUP). The Platform will serve as a knowledge management...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • Nairobi skyline as seen from Uhuru Park.
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    Korea to host first international conference on National Urban Policy

    Nairobi 22 May 2015 – Republic of Korea will host the First International Conference on National Urban Policy at Songdo in Incheon City 23-24 November 2015. The announcement was made by Dr. Kyung-hwan Kim, President of Korea...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • Piazza Duomo with Milan Cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world's oldest shopping mall. 
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    UN-Habitat and partner host ‘Dear Students’ event in Milan

    Milan 21 May 2015—UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO), met with students, teacher, NGOs and local municipal leaders from around Milan and participated in a panel discussion on the importance of ecological and environmental...

    • Posted May 21, 2015
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  • Planning needs to change in the occupied West Bank – UN-Habitat1
    Planning needs to change in the occupied West Bank – UN-Habitat

    Ramallah, 21 May 2015 – We call on the Israeli Civil Administration (ICA) to considerably improve the pace by which plans are approved. The Palestinian communities in Area C have waited far too long to have plans...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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