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    Kick-off workshop on Rapid Planning in Danang City

    Danang, Vietnam 12 March 2015 –UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Danang Institute for Social Economic Development this week organized a workshop to launch rapid planning in the city and which brought together national and foreign experts. According...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat trains Ethiopian mayors on leadership and planned urbanization2
    UN-Habitat trains Ethiopian mayors on leadership and planned urbanization

    Addis Ababa 11 March 2015 – Thirty-five mayors from Ethiopia’s Oromia Region last month benefited from a 5 day training programme organised by UN-Habitat. The training was part of the “Capacity Building for City Leaders in Ethiopia” programme...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and Thailand WASH project kicks off
    UN-Habitat and Thailand WASH project kicks off

    Kisumu and Kakamega, Kenya 11 March 2015 – UN-Habitat in partnership with the Royal Kingdom of Thailand together with the County Governments of Kakamega and Kisumu last month launched the Thailand and UN-Habitat partnership for WASH in schools...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • French President visits Guiuan and meets local leaders, fisherfolk and the youth
    French President visits Guiuan and meets local leaders, fisherfolk and the youth

    Manila 6 March 2015—On his Philippines tour, French President Francois Hollande’s made a whistle stop visit of Guiuan, meeting local leaders, fishermen and the youth. Guiuan, a second-class municipality at the southern tip of Eastern Samar, facing...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Rwanda from Emergency Response to Sustainable Urbanisation
    Rwanda: from Emergency Response to Sustainable Urbanisation

    Kigali, 5 March 2015 – A delegation from the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) to UN-Habitat joined by the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat recently visited Rwanda to learn about the work UN-Habitat has...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat reaches out to Lamu County of Kenya1
    UN-Habitat reaches out to Lamu County of Kenya

    Nairobi 4 March 2015 – UN-Habitat last week hosted a consultative meeting in Gigiri with officials from Lamu County Government. The aim of the meeting was to explore possible areas of collaboration to support the county government in...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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    UN-Habitat and AfDB in joint efforts to address Africa’s housing challenges

    Nairobi 4 March 2014 – More than 200 participants from 40 African countries took part in three consultation workshops organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with UN-Habitat to discuss the challenges and opportunities to...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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    Public space in spotlight at Manila conference

    Manila, 2 March 2015 – An Interactive Conference on “Public Space and the New Urban Agenda” took place in Pasay City, Manila, jointly organized by UN-Habitat, League of Cities of the Philippines and Future of Places in...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications
    UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

    Nairobi, 26 February 2015- UN-Habitat on Thursday launched call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • Asia and Pacific region mayors call for efforts towards resilient cities
    Asia and Pacific region mayors call for efforts towards resilient cities

    Bangkok 24 February 2015 – The first Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 was organized on 11-13 February 2015 in Bangkok, bringing together over 300 participants from the region, mainly mayors and local authorities. It was a lead up...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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