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  • UN-Habitat and UNAIDS present new report at Africities
    Africa Forum for Urban Safety Launched

    Johannesburg 1 December 2015—The African Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS) was launched Monday on the sidelines of the Africities2015 summit with speakers hopeful that it would be a catalyst for better security for dwellers and visitors to...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • Kenya’s Kisumu County extends USD 100,000 contribution to UN-Habitat
    Kenya’s Kisumu County extends USD 100,000 contribution to UN-Habitat

    Kisumu, Kenya 1 December 2015– Kisumu County Government has contributed USD 100,000 to the on-going joint Kisumu County/UN-Habitat initiative on the Kisumu Lakefront development. The Contribution Agreement was signed by the Governor of Kisumu County, Mr. Jack...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • The 2015 Urban October Design Competition Winners Announced
    The 2015 Urban October Design Competition Winners Announced

    Nairobi, 01 December 2015- ‘Justicia Urbana’ by Fabian Todorovic from Chile, an illustration of inequality of the urban space, is the winner of the 2015 Urban October Design Competition. The image illustrates the inequality of the urban space...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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    UN-Habitat and DiMSUR present projects on urban resilience

    Johannesburg 1 December 2015—UN-Habitat and the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) presented two innovative projects for building urban resilience in Southern Africa this morning at the Africities Conference in Johannesburg. In his...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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    New Programme to assist Urban Economic Development

    Johannesburg, 01 December 2015 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of the Rotterdam Erasmus University (HIS/Erasmus) and Oxford Economics today revealed, at the AfriCities Conference in Johannesburg, a...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • Africities 2015 kicks off with urbanisation taking centre stage
    Africities 2015 kicks off with urbanisation taking centre stage

    Johannesburg 01 December 2015—The Africities 2015 kicked off in Johannesburg on Sunday with urbanisation taking the centre stage. In his official opening speech, South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation gave UN-Habitat a vote...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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    Urban LEDS Project in South Africa

    Reflecting on implementation of low emission development initiatives South Africa, 01 Dec, 2015 – Over the last three years seven fast growing municipalities in South Africa have been teaming up to explore ways to enhance transition to...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and UNAIDS present new report at Africities
    UN-Habitat and UNAIDS present new report at Africities

    Johannesburg, 30 November 2015—Cities have a primary role to play to Fast-Track the end of the AIDS epidemic by 2030 says report by UN-Habitat and UNAIDS. Ending the AIDS epidemic: the advantage of cities was presented at...

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Pope Francis gives thumbs to Habitat III
    Pope Francis gives thumbs to Habitat III

    Nairobi, 27 November 2015—On a visit to the United Nations compound on Thursday, Pope Francis gave an endorsement to the Habitat-III Conference, planned for Quito in October 2016, saying it could be a significant occasion for identifying...

    • Posted November 27, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat supports ICT infrastructure in Somaliland
    UN-Habitat supports ICT infrastructure in Somaliland

    Hargeisa, 27 November 2015– Through the UN Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery, UN-Habitat is supporting the implementation of a Financial Management Information System (FMIS) in Somaliland. FMIS is a World Bank–supported automation solution...

    • Posted November 27, 2015
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