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    Record downloads of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning

    Nairobi 13 April 2016–The English version of the International Guidelines on Urban Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) has been downloaded over 100,000 times from the UN-Habitat website, making these Guidelines the most popular publications ever  in less than a year of...

    • Posted April 15, 2016
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  • Toronto hosts roundtable discussion on connecting SDGs to City Prosperity Initiative

    Toronto, 13 April 2016– A roundtable discussion on the prospect to connect the monitoring of urban Sustainable Development Goals to UN-Habitat City Prosperity Initiative (CPI) was held in Toronto, Canada. The meeting was hosted by International City...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • Nairobi County makes Public Spaces a priority

    Nairobi, 13 April 2016 – Over 100 participants from Nairobi County recently gathered at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi to validate the recently concluded Nairobi Open Public Spaces Assessment and Inventory. This is the first ever inventory...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • Bossaso road project breathes new life into port area

    Bossaso, 11 April 2016– The Bossaso “Lot 2” road project commenced on 12 October 2015 and was completed in February 2016. This road construction project, funded by Italian Cooperation, provides a vital link in the ongoing improvement...

    • Posted April 12, 2016
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  • Government of South Africa and UN-Habitat hold meeting on women

    Pretoria, 11 April 2016—On the sidelines of the Habitat III Thematic Conference on Informal Settlements, held in Pretoria, South Africa, the Government of the Republic of South Africa and UN-Habitat, jointly hosted the Women’s Caucus for engendering...

    • Posted April 11, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director visits Angola to strengthen partnership

    Luanda, 7 April 2016 – UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira last week visited Angola where she held high level meetings with government officials aimed at strengthening the partnership between the agency and the African...

    • Posted April 8, 2016
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  • first batch of Emerging Community
    UN-Habitat unveils the first batch of Emerging Community Champions

    Nairobi, 8 April 2016—UN-Habitat last month hosted and honored the first cohort of Emerging Community Champions.These are young people who have made remarkable achievements and continue to inspire hope, provide leadership both at the community level and...

    • Posted April 8, 2016
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  • UP-for-Slum-Dwellers1
    Campaign to improve the lives of slum dwellers launched in South Africa

    Pretoria, 9 April 2016: UN-Habitat’s Participatory Slum Upgrading Progamme (PSUP) has launched the ‘Up for Slum Dwellers – Transforming a Billion Lives’ campaign. In the presence of people living in slums, local and national governments, the private...

    • Posted April 8, 2016
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  • Signature MOU UNHabitat UfM (4)
    UfM and UN-Habitat join forces to promote sustainable urban development in the Mediterranean

    Barcelona, 6 April 2016. UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr Joan Clos and UfM Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development Ambassador Yigit Alpogan signed a Memorandum of Understanding to undertake joint actions for an integrated approach to socially...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • Zaha Hadid
    UN-HABITAT mourns death of Dame Zaha Hadid

    The United Nations Human Settlements Programme mourns the death of Dame Zaha Hadid, one of the most celebrated and iconic architects and urban design figures of our time. Known as an architect who consistently pushed the boundaries of...

    • Posted April 4, 2016
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