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  • Habitat Programme Manager, Dr Nguyen Quang introduces the aims of the consultation with the urban poor in Hoa Hiep Bac Ward, Lien Chieu District, Danang. "We came here to listen to you, to understand what you want, what you need and how we can help to make the lives of urban poor better, and we can attain sustainable urban development" Quang said.
    The World We Want Listening to the views of poor and marginalized people 1

    Consultations were held in Danang and Hanoi in January by a joint UN group led by UN-Habitat to understand some of the challenges, opportunities and dreams of the urban poor in Vietnam today. The group worked with...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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    Initiatives to Promote Local Economic Development

    More than 400 people who have been involved in economic development initiatives spoke about the importance of their experiences at an one-day workshop organised on Wednesday in the southern province of Dong Nai. The participants included members of...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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  • A young boy at the Baharka IDP transit camp, north of Erbil. Credit: OCHA/David Swanson
    Saudi funding to provide homes to 1,000 displaced families in Iraq

    Erbil, 4 September 2014: Funding from Saudi Arabia to the UN will allow UN-Habitat to provide shelter options for internally displaced people, commonly referred to as IDPs, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.  Following the takeover of...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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  • Kericho field visit
    Lake Victoria towns to improve faecal sludge management

    Kericho, Kenya, 3 September 2014: UN-Habitat has conducted a three-day regional workshop in Kericho focused on best practices in faecal sludge management in Africa, including case studies of Dakar, Accra and Kampala. The workshop was attended by...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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  • Panelists at a recent workshop for Indonesia's Habitat III National Report
    Indonesia prepares National Report for Habitat III

    Jakarta, 2 September 2014: The Government of Indonesia helda workshop for its Habitat III National Report at the end of August. Under the theme “National and Global Recommendations Towards Sustainable Settlements”, the Jakarta workshop was convened by...

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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    Urban Planning for City Leaders

    (Hanoi) From 5th to 7th December 2013, UN-Habitat along with Hanoi’s People Committee, Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUPDA) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) organised an international course “Urban Planning for City Leaders” in Hanoi....

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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  • Training on Developing result based Monitoring and Evaluation System in Urban Sector1
    Training on Developing result based Monitoring and Evaluation System in Urban Sector

    On March 20-21 2014, UN-Habitat together with Urban Development Agency (Ministry of Construction) organised Training on Developing result based Monitoring and Evaluation System in Urban Sector to increase capacity among those officials who work in the field...

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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  • Policy Dialogue on Right to Adequate Housing Roles of Urban Communities in the Housing Process
    Policy Dialogue on Right to Adequate Housing: Roles of Urban Communities in the Housing Process

    (Hanoi) On 13 May 2014, the Policy Dialogue “Right to Adequate Housing: Roles of Communities in Housing Process” was organised by UN-Habitat, Associations of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN), Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) in cooperation with...

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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    Addressing Mexico’s Senate, Dr. Clos roots for urban legislation

    Mexico City 28 August 2014—On the last leg of his official mission to Mexico, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos addressed the country’s Senate on urbanisation issues. The Executive Director’s speech was titled: “The role of policymakers...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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    UN-Habitat convenes planning workshop in Kabul in response to rapid urban growth in Afghanistan

    Kabul, Afghanistan, 25 August 2014 – UN-Habitat held a two-day workshop in Kabul focused on urban planning as part of the Community-Based Municipal Support Programme (CBMSP). The workshop was attended by over 100 participants from the Ministry...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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