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    UN-Habitat launches Public Space and Market Place Programme in Bamenda, Cameroon

    Bamenda, Cameroon, 31 August 2016–In August 2016, UN-Habitat and the Government Delegate of Bamenda City Council, Mr.Vincent Nji Ndumu, launched the Bamenda Public Space and Market Place Programme. Present at the event were representatives of the five...

    • Posted August 31, 2016
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  • TICAD side event explores solutions to Africa’s solid waste
    TICAD side event explores solutions to Africa’s solid waste

    Nairobi, 29 August 2916—A side event at TICAD6 explored ways in which to address the mounting problem of solid waste management in African countries. Titled ‘Toward Clean and Healthy Cities in Africa’, the side event heard that...

    • Posted August 30, 2016
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    UN agencies call for greater flow of material and funding into Gaza

    Jerusalem 29 August 2016– On the day marking two years since the 26 August 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the occupation in 1967, 16 heads of...

    • Posted August 29, 2016
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    TICAD side event stresses integration

    Nairobi, 27 August 2016—A side event at the ongoing TICAD VI meeting saw the importance of integration getting top priority. Officials from Japan’s Ministry of Infrastructure, Lands and Tourism- the organizers of the side event said the...

    • Posted August 27, 2016
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  • TICAD VI opens in Nairobi with heightened optimism for African continent

    Nairobi 27 August 2016 —The 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) opened in Nairobi on Saturday with heightened optimism that it will help unlock Africa’s full development potential. This optimism was not misplaced considering...

    • Posted August 27, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and partners in urban regeneration in Mexico City
    UN-Habitat and partners in urban regeneration in Mexico City

    Mexico City, 25 August 2016—Studies have showed that complex urban dynamics that respond to high land prices and lack of affordable housing in the center of the cities are forcing residents of large metropolis to relocate sometimes...

    • Posted August 25, 2016
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  • SUDactionplan
    Give your input towards a SUD Action Plan for universities

    UN-Habitat UNI together with HESI (the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative) are in the process of defining a Sustainable Urban Development action plan for universities. The action plan aims to orient universities supporting cities in their path towards...

    • Posted August 22, 2016
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  • Youth
    Youth, sports and urban space discussed at Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro, 17 August 2016- UN-Habitat in collaboration with Nexus Brasil hosted a high-level event last Friday to discuss the power of sport to drive social change, especially in regards to youth and the Sustainable Development...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Asian urban experts root for citywide public space strategies

    Kuala Lumpur 17 August 2016– UN-Habitat conducted its’ first international workshop on public spaces titled “Creating safe, inclusive and accessible public spaces for all” in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia early thismonth. Jointly organized by Citynet and Kuala Lumpur...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Afghanistan president challenges the youth to tackle corruption

    Kabul, 16 August 2016—President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has challenged the young people of his country to be in the forefront in tackling the scourge of corruption. “Today’s activists are indeed tomorrow’s leaders. The new generation is the...

    • Posted August 16, 2016
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