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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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  • UN-Habitat and ISOCARP launch a magazine focused on West Bank and Palestine
    UN-Habitat and ISOCARP launch a magazine focused on West Bank and Palestine

    Ramallah, 25 November 2015—UN-Habitat and the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) have joined forces with local and national partners to elaborate a series of spatial visions for the heartland of the West Bank region...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • Central Funders Forum meets in Sal Salvador
    Central Funders Forum meets in Sal Salvador

    San Salvador, November 25, 2015 – The fourth edition of the Central Funders Forum took place in Sal Salvador last week with strong calls for decentralization of housing policies. Representatives of NGOs, banks, international cooperation and the...

    • Posted November 25, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat holds a collaborative planning session on the future of Haiti suburb
    UN-Habitat holds a collaborative planning session on the future of Haiti suburb

    Port-au-Prince, 19 November 2015 – UN-Habitat this week held the first of a series of charrettes – an intensive collaborative planning session involving citizens and other stakeholders – to discuss the current situation and the future vision...

    • Posted November 19, 2015
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  • Botswana delegation attend slum upgrading orientation workshop in Nairobi_1
    Botswana delegation attend slum upgrading orientation workshop in Nairobi

    Nairobi, 18 November 2015— An orientation workshop was held last week at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi to train the Botswana Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) country team on its various aspects. The workshop was well...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • Norwegian Prime Minister visits Syrian Refugee in Lebanon_1
    Norwegian Prime Minister visits Syrian Refugee in Lebanon

    Beirut 13 November 2015— The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, last Saturday made a sudden and brief visit to the Nabaa neighborhood, which falls within the Municipality of Bourj Hammoud in order to take a closer look...

    • Posted November 13, 2015
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