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    Seminar discusses green growth for Quang Nam

    (VOV) – The Investment Forum towards Green Growth for central Quang Nam province, co-organised by the provincial People’s Committee, the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), took place in the province...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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    The World We Want: Listening to the views of poor and marginalized people 2

    “I want to fix this house. The roof is almost broken so we have to use canvas to cover it. But when there are strong winds, we’re scared that the roof will just come off. In addition,...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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  • Habitat Programme Manager, Dr Nguyen Quang introduces the aims of the consultation with the urban poor in Hoa Hiep Bac Ward, Lien Chieu District, Danang. "We came here to listen to you, to understand what you want, what you need and how we can help to make the lives of urban poor better, and we can attain sustainable urban development" Quang said.
    The World We Want Listening to the views of poor and marginalized people 1

    Consultations were held in Danang and Hanoi in January by a joint UN group led by UN-Habitat to understand some of the challenges, opportunities and dreams of the urban poor in Vietnam today. The group worked with...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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    Initiatives to Promote Local Economic Development

    More than 400 people who have been involved in economic development initiatives spoke about the importance of their experiences at an one-day workshop organised on Wednesday in the southern province of Dong Nai. The participants included members of...

    • Posted September 8, 2014
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    Saudi funding to provide homes to 1,000 displaced families in Iraq

    Erbil, 4 September 2014 – Funding from Saudi Arabia to the UN will allow UN-Habitat to provide shelter options for internally displaced people, commonly referred to as IDPs, in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.  Following the takeover...

    • Posted September 4, 2014
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  • GLTN visits Mathare slum in Nairobi

    On 3 September a delegation of the GLTN Secretariat paid a visit to Mashimoni, one of the 13 settlements in Mathare, Nairobi. Mathare is a slum, housing over 500,000 residents, located some 3 km from Nairobi’s central...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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    Lake Victoria towns to improve faecal sludge management

    Kericho, Kenya, 3 September 2014: UN-Habitat has conducted a three-day regional workshop in Kericho focused on best practices in faecal sludge management in Africa, including case studies of Dakar, Accra and Kampala. The workshop was attended by...

    • Posted September 3, 2014
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    Indonesia prepares National Report for Habitat III

    Jakarta, 2 September 2014: The Government of Indonesia helda workshop for its Habitat III National Report at the end of August. Under the theme “National and Global Recommendations Towards Sustainable Settlements”, the Jakarta workshop was convened by...

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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    Urban Planning for City Leaders

    (Hanoi) From 5th to 7th December 2013, UN-Habitat along with Hanoi’s People Committee, Vietnam Urban Planning and Development Association (VUPDA) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) organised an international course “Urban Planning for City Leaders” in Hanoi....

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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    Training on Developing result based Monitoring and Evaluation System in Urban Sector

    On March 20-21 2014, UN-Habitat together with Urban Development Agency (Ministry of Construction) organised Training on Developing result based Monitoring and Evaluation System in Urban Sector to increase capacity among those officials who work in the field...

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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