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    Urban Data goes open with launch of new portal

    Nairobi, 20 April 2015 – UN-Habitat has launched a new web portal featuring a wealth of city data based on its extensive research into some of the most pressing urban trends of recent decades. Launched during the...

    • Posted April 20, 2015
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    25th session of UN-Habitat’s Governing Council kicks off

     Nairobi, 17 April 2015—The 25th session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat kicked off in Nairobi with calls to use urbanisation as an opportunity to harness the economic potential of cities for growth and development. Further, there...

    • Posted April 17, 2015
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    Second Habitat III Prepcom Pushes One Step Closer To A New Urban Agenda

    Nairobi, 17 April 2015 – The second Preparatory Committee for Habitat III – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – has closed with major decisions being taken on process and timing. Delegates at...

    • Posted April 17, 2015
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    We are ready for WUF9, Kuala Lumpur declares

    Nairobi, 16 April 2015 — The city of Kuala Lumpur, the host of the ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) in 2018 declared on Thursday that they were up to the task. At a press...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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    Kenyan journalists attend Urban Journalism Academy

    Nairobi 16 April 2015—A group of Kenyan journalists drawn from various media houses on Thursday benefited from talks delivered at the Urban Journalism Academy. The journalists heard from their counterparts from an American news agency Citiscope as...

    • Posted April 16, 2015
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  • Capacity development programme for city leaders launched
    Capacity development programme for city leaders launched

    Nairobi, 15 April 2015—As a side event for the Prep Com2 for the Habitat III Conference, Dr Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, launched the new capacity development programme for city leaders. This five-day...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat Youth Mentorship program to link mentors with projects

    UN-Habitat´s Youth Mentorship programme will for the second time, partner with mentors to increase the capacity of youth-led organizations it supports. Twenty-two organizations in Africa, Asia Pacific, Arab States, Latin America and the Caribbean, were selected this...

    • Posted April 15, 2015
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    The second preparatory meeting of Habitat III opens in Nairobi

    Nairobi 14 April 2015—The second preparatory meeting (PrepCom2) of the Habitat III conference has opened in Nairobi with member states recognizing the growing role of cities in their respective country policies. The Secretary-General of the Habitat III...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat readies for PrepCom2 and Governing Council
    UN-Habitat readies for PrepCom2 and Governing Council

    Nairobi, 13 April 2015— Important international debate around sustainable urban development got underway on Monday as UN-Habitat prepared to hold the second preparatory meeting of the Habitat III conference as well as the 25th session of the...

    • Posted April 13, 2015
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    Harness power of cities to address international development concerns – Clos

    Seoul, 11 April 2015 – UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, has emphasised that we will need cities to address some of the most pressing issues in international development in the post-2015 agenda, such...

    • Posted April 11, 2015
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