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  • Bogotá Signs First Associate Cities Agreement
    Bogotá Signs First Associate Cities Agreement

    Barcelona, 27 May 2015 – UN-Habitat, the International Association Recycling Cities Network (RECNET), and The Institute for Risk Management and Climate Change (IDIGER) have signed a Statement of Cooperation outlining the City of Bogotá as the first...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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  • Housing in Walvis Bay, Namibia.
    Namibia workshop examines pro-poor housing

    Walvis Bay, 27 May 2015 – Thirty mayors and chief executive officers from Namibian municipalities have participated in the second workshop focusing on the Quick Guides for Policy Makers on Housing the Poor in African Cities in Walvis...

    • Posted May 27, 2015
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    Experts Meet In Barcelona On Land-Based Finance

    Barcelona, May 25, 2015. – In conjunction with the Barcelona City Council, UN-Habitat convened experts in municipal finance, governance and capacity development to review its recently developed Land-Based Finance Training Package. The training is designed to build...

    • Posted May 26, 2015
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  • Nepal earthquake
    Urban challenges emerging one month after Nepal earthquake.

    Kathmandu, 25 May – One month after the earthquake of 25 April, the National Planning Commission of Nepal hosted an expert meeting convened by UN-Habitat to review the challenges of urbanization and reconstruction. The lead questions are...

    • Posted May 25, 2015
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  • Anniversary Towers
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    Partners launch Global Exchange Platform on National Urban Policies

    Nairobi, 22 May 2015 – Seventeen representatives from nine global organizations recently met in Nairobi and agreed to set up a Global Exchange Platform on National Urban Policies (NUP). The Platform will serve as a knowledge management...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • Nairobi skyline as seen from Uhuru Park.
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    Korea to host first international conference on National Urban Policy

    Nairobi 22 May 2015 – Republic of Korea will host the First International Conference on National Urban Policy at Songdo in Incheon City 23-24 November 2015. The announcement was made by Dr. Kyung-hwan Kim, President of Korea...

    • Posted May 22, 2015
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  • Piazza Duomo with Milan Cathedral and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the world's oldest shopping mall. 
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    UN-Habitat and partner host ‘Dear Students’ event in Milan

    Milan 21 May 2015—UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO), met with students, teacher, NGOs and local municipal leaders from around Milan and participated in a panel discussion on the importance of ecological and environmental...

    • Posted May 21, 2015
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  • Planning needs to change in the occupied West Bank – UN-Habitat1
    Planning needs to change in the occupied West Bank – UN-Habitat

    Ramallah, 21 May 2015 – In a report handed over to Rami Hamdallah, the Palestinian Prime Minister and Nayef Abu Khalaf, the Minister of Local Government today, an international expert group of planners says a new approach...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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  • Stakeholder meeting in Kisumu debates coordinated approach to lakefront development
    Stakeholder meeting in Kisumu debates coordinated approach to lakefront development

    Kisumu, 19 May 2015 – UN-Habitat and its partners have taken place in a meeting in the Kenyan city of Kisumu to ensure multi stakeholder approach in the development of the Kisumu Lakefront. Earlier this month, the...

    • Posted May 20, 2015
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  • High-Level Forum emphasizes importance of sustainable urbanization in the Arab region
    High-Level Forum emphasizes importance of sustainable urbanization in the Arab region

    Manama, 19 May 2015 – Sustainable urbanization has been highlighted as one of the issues central to achieving sustainable development in the Arab region at a high-level forum in Bahrain. Under the patronage of His Royal Highness...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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