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    A Gender Equality Approach to Urban Development

      Surabaya, 26 July 2016 –  UN-Habitat, UN Women, Huairou Commission and Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Government of Indonesia organised a joint side event at Habitat III PrepCom3 in Surabaya, Indonesia – A Gender Equality...

    • Posted July 28, 2016
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    Towards an Arab Urban Agenda

    Surabaya, 26 July 2016 –  The League of Arab States in collaboration with UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States organised a side event at Habitat III PrepCom3 in Surabaya, Indonesia – Towards an Arab Urban Agenda. The...

    • Posted July 28, 2016
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    Ningo-Prampram planning authority approves Accra’s planned city extension

    Accra, 27 July 2016 – The concept plan for the Accra urban extension in Ningo-Prampram, developed by UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design LAB, was approved by the Statutory Planning Authority of the Ningo-Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA). This...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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    ONLY 13% OF WORLD’S CITIES HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING – ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH

    Surabaya, 26 July 2016 – According to the Global Sample of Cities – a sample representing 70% of the world’s population – the median house price is 4.9 times annual household income in the majority of metropolitan...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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    Launch of the Atlas for Afghan City Regions 2016

    Wednesday 20th July, 2016, the Government of Afghanistan launched the ‘Atlas of Afghan City Regions 2016’ which presents a comprehensive and reliable urban dataset on Afghanistan’s five main city regions, Jalalabad, Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat and Kandahar regions...

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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    UN-Habitat presents global tool to measure sustainable urban development

    Surabaya, 25 July 2016 – UN-Habitat has developed a tool that can measure the prosperity of a city through its City Prosperity Initiative. Eduardo Moreno, Director of the Research and Capacity Development at UN-Habitat presented the new...

    • Posted July 25, 2016
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    Building sustainable cities major factor in meeting SDGs says Clos

    Surabaya, 25 July 2016 – UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos has said that much of the success in achieving the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda will depend on “building sustainable cities.” Dr Clos made the...

    • Posted July 25, 2016
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    Advancing UN-Habitat’s collaboration with China: Clos visits Beijing, Shanghai

    Shanghai – 23 July 2016. The Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Joan Clos, wrapped up a 3-day official visit to China, where he met several high-level officials and signed new agreements, further strengthening the collaboration between UN-Habitat...

    • Posted July 25, 2016
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    UN-Habitat participates in Resilient Cities 2016 Global Forum

    Bonn, 19 July 2016– UN-Habitat participated in the 7th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation (Resilient Cities 2016). The Forum hosted more than 320 participants, approximately 150 speakers, 34 sessions and a number of side events....

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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    UN-Habitat establishes host community settlement development group in refugee project

    Kalobeyei Town, Kenya 19 July 2016– UN-Habitat, together with Peace Winds Japan has been taking forward the project Planning for Integrated Refugee and Host Communities in Kalobeyei, Town, Kenya funded by the Government of Japan. The second...

    • Posted July 19, 2016
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