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  • Environmentally sustainable cities, SDG implementation, New Urban Agenda under spotlight in Hanoi
    Environmentally sustainable cities, SDG implementation, New Urban Agenda under spotlight in Hanoi

    09 March 2016, Hanoi – At the recent 7th High Level Seminar on Environmentally Sustainable Cities in Vietnam, UN-Habitat promoted the issues of sustainable urbanisation, city planning, resilient city development and youth advocacy, in the context of the...

    • Posted March 9, 2016
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    New UN-Habitat project in Kenya receives Japanese funding

    Nairobi, 08 March 2016—UN-Habitat this week received USD 1 million from the Government of Japan to implement a project in Kenya: “Strengthening Planning for Resettlement and Integration of Refugee Communities at Kalobeyei New Site, Turkana County.” Turkana County...

    • Posted March 8, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat hosts rapid planning studio in Nampula, Mozambique1
    UN-Habitat hosts rapid planning studio in Nampula, Mozambique

    Nampula, 07 March 2016– UN-Habitat last month organized a Rapid Planning Studio in Nacala corridor with 25 participants. Nacala corridor is one of the designated economic corridors in Mozambique that connects the main cities of Tete, Nampula and...

    • Posted March 8, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and Kiambu to show case solid waste facility during TICAD VI
    UN-Habitat and Kiambu to show case solid waste facility during TICAD VI

    Kiambu, 07 March 2016 – When Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Kenya and indeed Africa would host the first ever Tokyo International Conference on Africa’s Development outside Japan in August, he observed: ”TICAD is promoting the principles...

    • Posted March 7, 2016
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  • Government of Japan gives USD 15 million to UN-Habitat projects in Iraq
    Government of Japan gives USD 15 million to UN-Habitat projects in Iraq

    Nairobi, 2 March 2016- The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has received USD 15 million from the Government of Japan to implement two projects in Iraq: “Gender-sensitive Durable Shelter Support for Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq” and...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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  • Building Back Better – Supporting Spatial Planning in Gaza’s Khuza’a Municipality_3
    Building Back Better – Supporting Spatial Planning in Gaza’s Khuza’a Municipality

    Gaza, 02 March 2016– UN-Habitat through a partnership with the Dutch Creative Industries Fund deployed a team of four planning and architectural experts from Belgium, Netherlands, and Germany for a technical exchange with Gazan planners, engineers and community...

    • Posted March 2, 2016
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    Vietnam’s city hosts an international workshop on tourism

    Tam Ky, Vietnam 26 February 2016- Tam Ky People’s Committee, UN-Habitat, the Cities Alliance and International Urban Training Centre this week held an international workshop “Community based eco-cultural tourism development for Tam Ky City” “The central region...

    • Posted February 26, 2016
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  • The State of Israeli to support youth enterprise development in Africa
    The State of Israeli to support youth enterprise development in Africa

    26 February 2016- UN-Habitat hosted the Ambassador Yahel Vilan, and Deputy Ambassador Nadav Peldman from the Embassy of Israel in Kenya, at the UN headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya on 15 January 2015. The Ambassador and his delegation were...

    • Posted February 26, 2016
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  • Kajiado Governor David Nkedianye (second L) and Kiambu county officials at Kang’oki dumpsite in Thika town on Wednesday. Photo: The Star, Kenya
    Kenyan counties share experiences from UN-Habitat’s work

    Kiambu, Kenya 26 February 2016- The county government of Kajiado in Kenya is exploring ways in which UN-Habitat and UNEP can help it address waste management issues. Governor David Ndekenyie last month met with UN-Habitat and UNEP...

    • Posted February 26, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and partners complete Pakistani project
    UN-Habitat and partners complete Pakistani project

    Islamabad, 26 February 2016, – UN-Habitat and Muslim Hands International (MHI), in close collaboration with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and FATA Disaster Management Authority (FDMA) and funding from the Government of Japan, have held a ceremony to...

    • Posted February 26, 2016
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