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  • A young boy at the Baharka IDP transit camp, north of Erbil. Credit: OCHA/David Swanson
    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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  • Panelists at a recent workshop for Indonesia's Habitat III National Report
    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 Sector1
    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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  • Policy Dialogue on Right to Adequate Housing Roles of Urban Communities in the Housing Process
    Policy Dialogue on Right to Adequate Housing: Roles of Urban Communities in the Housing Process

    (Hanoi) On 13 May 2014, the Policy Dialogue “Right to Adequate Housing: Roles of Communities in Housing Process” was organised by UN-Habitat, Associations of Cities of Vietnam (ACVN), Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR) in cooperation with...

    • Posted September 2, 2014
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    Addressing Mexico’s Senate, Dr. Clos roots for urban legislation

    Mexico City, 28 August 2014 — On the last leg of his official mission to Mexico, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos addressed the country’s Senate on urbanization issues. The Executive Director’s speech was titled: “The role...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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    UN-Habitat convenes planning workshop in Kabul in response to rapid urban growth in Afghanistan

    Kabul, Afghanistan, 25 August 2014 – UN-Habitat held a two-day workshop in Kabul focused on urban planning as part of the Community-Based Municipal Support Programme (CBMSP). The workshop was attended by over 100 participants from the Ministry...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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    Philippines celebrates World Humanitarian Day

    Manila 26 August 2014– Campaigns and activities to celebrate World Humanitarian Day, celebrated on August 19, took place across the Philippines with successful turnouts and wide local media coverage. In Manila, a loop video with inputs from...

    • Posted August 26, 2014
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