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  • The Mogadishu SECIL project comes to a close_1
    The Mogadishu SECIL project comes to a close

    Mogadishu, 5 June 2015 – Project partners – including the Mayor and Vice Mayors of Mogadishu and delegates from the European Union – recently attended the closing ceremony of the Sustainable Employment Creation and Improved Livelihoods for...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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  • Kisumu Members of County Assembly sensitised on urban planning
    Kisumu Members of County Assembly sensitised on urban planning

    Eldoret 4 June 2015– A workshop was last month organised for the Kisumu Members of the County Assembly (MCA) with the aim of deepening their awareness related to the roles of in urban planning and specifically, their...

    • Posted June 5, 2015
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    Humanitarian Response Plan 2015 for Iraq launched

    Brussels 4 June 2015 – To urgently address the growing needs in Iraq, the humanitarian community on Thursday launched a revised plan – the 2015 Humanitarian Response Plan for Iraq. The plan will target 5.6 million vulnerable...

    • Posted June 4, 2015
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  • United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee, Principals meeting held in Nairobi
    United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee, Principals meeting held in Nairobi

    Nairobi, 29 May – UN-Habitat recently hosted a two day ‘United Nations Standing Committee’ (IASC) Principals’ Meeting in Kenya at the United Nations Offices in Gigiri. This is the first time that the ‘Principals’ meeting has been...

    • Posted May 31, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat boosts regional planning in Kenya with Tana and Athi River agreement
    UN-Habitat boosts regional planning in Kenya with Tana and Athi River agreement

    Nairobi, 29 May 2015 – UN-Habitat and Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TARDA) have entered into an agreement to facilitate collaboration in areas of sustainable urban development in Kenya. The Managing Director of TARDA, Steven Ruimuku,...

    • Posted May 29, 2015
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    Executive Director of UN-Habitat signs HeForShe Campaign

    Nairobi, 28 May 2015 – Executive Director of UN-Habitat Dr. Joan Clos, together with other male members of staff, have signed the HeForShe campaign, committing to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination against women...

    • Posted May 28, 2015
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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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