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  • Whilst in Viet Nam, Elizabeth Ryan and Helen Scott from the Cities Programme also met with the Nguyen Trung Viet, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Climate Change Bureau (pictured centre below) and his team. HCMC is taking a proactive integrated approach to climate change, working across the urban spectrum: mobility; waste management; food; health; water.

    Cities Programme supports high-level workshop on environment change and urbanization in Asia Pacific The high-level event – ‘Environment Change and Urbanization in the South East Asia region’  – recently held in Viet Nam, attracted 50 leading organisations from across the...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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    At the first National Urban Forum, Nigeria promises faster Slum Upgrading

    Abuja 23 October 2014—Nigeria recently held its first ever National Urban Forum during which the Federal Government announced plans to redefine and scale up slum upgrading efforts toward confronting challenges of expanding urban areas in the country....

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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    South Sudan Mayors debate Urbanization Challenges

    Juba, 22 October 2014 – Random spatial growth, unplanned urban expansion as well as an increasing rural-urban migration are some of the most pressing issues mayors in South Sudan are grappling with, the country’s second national urbanization conference...

    • Posted October 22, 2014
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    Urban Thinkers Campus: Towards a Participatory and Inclusive Habitat III

    Caserta, Italy, 17 October 2014; This week, UN-Habitat convened the first Urban Thinkers Campus: an innovative, inclusive, and intimate gathering of a diverse array of urban thinkers convened as the next step in The City We Need...

    • Posted October 18, 2014
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    UN-Habitat continues support to the Kenya Municipal Programme (Phase 2)

    UN-Habitat is collaborating with the Kenya Municipal Program (KMP) in capacity building for Participatory Urban Planning in the country. Following a successful launch of the programme in August for cluster III (Machakos, Thika, Embu) and IV (Naivasha, Nakuru,...

    • Posted October 17, 2014
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    Youth celebrated for their role in social innovation in India

    Mumbai, 16 October 2014 – The role of youth as social innovators in sustainable development has been highlighted by speakers at a conference in India. The comments were made by UN-Habitat’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Oyeyinka Oyebanji as...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    UN-Habitat commemorates International Day for Disaster Reduction with Government and Partners in Myanmar

    Nay Pyi Daw, 16 October 2014 – The International Day for Disaster Reduction was commemorated at the National and Regional levels in Myanmar on 13 October 2014 by the Government of Myanmar, UN Agencies, International and National...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    Urbanisation and land governance in the spotlight in South Sudan

    Juba 16 October 2014—The Second South Sudan Urbanisation Conference kicked off in Juba on Wednesday with speakers placing greater emphasis on better land governance practice in the urban areas. Officially opening the meeting, the Speaker of the...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    “Our voice is becoming increasingly important”

    Caserta, Italy 15 October 2014: Urban Thinkers Campus participants work on a new urban paradigm towards Habitat III. They highlighted the importance of civil society and the private sector. With high level speakers and attendees discussing a...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • UN launches handbook on human right to water and sanitation

    Nairobi, 14 October 2014 – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, with direct support from UN-Habitat, recently presented a new publication: “Realizing the human rights to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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