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  • Sendai marks start of new framework on urban resilience towards New Urban Agenda2
    Sendai marks start of new framework on urban resilience towards New Urban Agenda

    Sendai, 18 March 2015- This week, the international community has been meeting in the city of Sendai, Japan, to discuss a new Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and political declaration within the United Nations World Conference on...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Mayors from Africa in China to discuss greener cities and South-South cooperation1
    Mayors from Africa in China to discuss greener cities and South-South cooperation

    Shanghai, 18 March 2015- Tongji University, in collaboration with UN-Habitat and UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, has held a workshop on Planning for Greener Cities and South-South Cooperation in Africa. 25 representatives from 8 African cities attended...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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    UN-Habitat hosts a side event on cities in New York

    New York, 17 March 2015 - During the 59th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, the side event Habitat III, Beijing+20 and the City We Need was hosted by the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat,...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • Oslo Climate Change Workshop
    City Climate Action Plans spotlight at Oslo workshop

    Oslo, 17 March 2015 - More than 30 experts from around the world met in Oslo, Norway last week 2-3 March for a two-day expert group meeting on global Guidelines for City Climate Action Plans. The meeting...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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    Japan Provides USD 4.2 million to Improve Learning in Sri Lanka

    Colombo, 12 March 2015– The Government of Japan is providing funding of USD 4,201,541 through the UN-Habitat for the sustainable resettlement of conflict affected people through community-driven improvement of the learning environment in Mannar District. Over the...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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    Kick-off workshop on Rapid Planning in Danang City

    Danang, Vietnam 12 March 2015 –UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Danang Institute for Social Economic Development this week organized a workshop to launch rapid planning in the city and which brought together national and foreign experts. According...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat trains Ethiopian mayors on leadership and planned urbanization2
    UN-Habitat trains Ethiopian mayors on leadership and planned urbanization

    Addis Ababa 11 March 2015 – Thirty-five mayors from Ethiopia’s Oromia Region last month benefited from a 5 day training programme organised by UN-Habitat. The training was part of the “Capacity Building for City Leaders in Ethiopia” programme...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and Thailand WASH project kicks off
    UN-Habitat and Thailand WASH project kicks off

    Kisumu and Kakamega, Kenya 11 March 2015 – UN-Habitat in partnership with the Royal Kingdom of Thailand together with the County Governments of Kakamega and Kisumu last month launched the Thailand and UN-Habitat partnership for WASH in schools...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • French President visits Guiuan and meets local leaders, fisherfolk and the youth
    French President visits Guiuan and meets local leaders, fisherfolk and the youth

    Manila 6 March 2015—On his Philippines tour, French President Francois Hollande’s made a whistle stop visit of Guiuan, meeting local leaders, fishermen and the youth. Guiuan, a second-class municipality at the southern tip of Eastern Samar, facing...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Rwanda from Emergency Response to Sustainable Urbanisation
    Rwanda: from Emergency Response to Sustainable Urbanisation

    Kigali, 5 March 2015 – A delegation from the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) to UN-Habitat joined by the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat recently visited Rwanda to learn about the work UN-Habitat has...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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