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  • Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami
    Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Fukuoka, 18 December 2014 – As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami, UN-Habitat draws attention to the results achieved in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Maldives, and the lessons learned. UN-Habitat now...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Southern Africa to benefit from risk reduction centre2
    Southern Africa to benefit from Risk Reduction Centre

    Lilongwe, 18 December 2014 – A new regional centre for southern Africa will help develop resilience action plans, vulnerability mapping and disaster risk reduction as well as climate change adaptation planning. The Technical Centre for Risk Reduction Management,...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Speakers at Norway conference pitch for greater youth inclusion in governance1
    Speakers at Norway conference pitch for greater youth inclusion in governance

    Asker, Norway 18 December 2014 - “Youth less governance is useless governance.” This was the rallying cry that delegates at the Asker Conference on Youth and Governance held in Norway last month came up with. It was...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat to collaborate on risk reduction, safety in Iranian schools1
    UN-Habitat to collaborate on risk reduction, safety in Iranian schools

    Tehran, 16 December 2014 - UN-Habitat and the State Organization of Schools Renovation, Development and Mobilization (SOSDRM) of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to improve the safety and...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat housing serves as Emergency Shelter during Typhoon Hagupit
    UN-Habitat housing serves as Emergency Shelter during Typhoon Hagupit

    Panay, Philippines, 15 December 2014 - They all slept well. That was the first thing heard from many in the community when the UN-Habitat Roxas field team visited their project sites one day after Typhoon Hagupit (known...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Expert meeting in Barcelona analyses affordable and inclusive housing finance for all
    Expert meeting in Barcelona analyses affordable and inclusive housing finance for all

    Barcelona, 15 December 2014 - 30 international experts attended the Expert Group Meeting “Ways Forward to Achieving Affordable and Inclusive Housing Finance for all”, which took place at the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, organised by UN-Habitat...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Cairo View of City
    Clos meets Egypt PM, key urban development Ministers

    Cairo, 15 December 2014 – UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos, has met with Mr Ibrahim Mahlab, Prime Minister of Egypt, during an official visit to the country to promote the importance of sustainable urban planning and...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat signs agreement with City of São Paulo1
    UN-Habitat signs agreement with City of São Paulo

    Rio de Janeiro, 11 December 2014 – UN-Habitat and the City of São Paulo have entered an agreement to promote debate around the challenges to sustainable urban development. The Mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, and the...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    Two South Sudan counties benefit from UN-Habitat water project

    Juba 9 December 2014 - UN-Habitat is providing safe water to people of South Sudan within a short period of time while having a positive impact in the lives of the residents. Ezo Kapoeta, Gok Machar counties...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • mama sara obama
    Mama Sarah Obama bets on youth resource centres to fight unemployment

    Kogelo, Kenya 10 December 2014—The grandmother to United States President Mama Sarah Obama has thrown her weight behind the UN-Habitat pioneered One Stop Youth Centres to help addressing unemployment. According to Mama Sarah, the problem of youth...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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