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    Urbanisation and land governance in the spotlight in South Sudan

    Juba 16 October 2014—The Second South Sudan Urbanisation Conference kicked off in Juba on Wednesday with speakers placing greater emphasis on better land governance practice in the urban areas. Officially opening the meeting, the Speaker of the...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    “Our voice is becoming increasingly important”

    Caserta, Italy 15 October 2014: Urban Thinkers Campus participants work on a new urban paradigm towards Habitat III. They highlighted the importance of civil society and the private sector. With high level speakers and attendees discussing a...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • UN launches handbook on human right to water and sanitation

    Nairobi, 14 October 2014 – The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, with direct support from UN-Habitat, recently presented a new publication: “Realizing the human rights to...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat donates soap to schools to celebrate Global Handwashing Day
    UN-Habitat donates soap to schools to celebrate Global Handwashing Day

    UN-Habitat has joined schools in the Lake Victoria region for soap donations and demonstrations to celebrate Global Handwashing day. Children at the schools had the opportunity through their health clubs to learn the importance of hand washing...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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    Urban Youth Fund 2014 winners announced

    Nairobi 13 October 2014—On the occasion marking this year’s World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat has announced the 2014 winners of the Urban Youth Fund. A total of 22 youth-led organizations from 18 countries have been selected for the...

    • Posted October 13, 2014
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    Social Tenure Domain Model enhanced in Zambia

    Nairobi, 10 October 2014 – A second Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) training and planning workshop with the Mungule community in Zambia was held from earlier this month to pursue the data collection process in the Model’s...

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    Paper City – an Urban Story: UN-Habitat launches video on urban challenges

    Paper City is a stop-motion video made of animated photo stills portraying today’s urban challenges and possible solutions using a paper and cardboard mock city.

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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    The Urban Governance Survey by UN Habitat, UCLG and LSE Cities

    LSE Cities, working in partnership with UN Habitat and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is inviting local government administrations to contribute to a study on ‘Governing Urban Futures’ by taking part in a short ...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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    “Invest in youth to secure social cohesion” – UN Youth Envoy in Mogadishu

    Nairobi, 7 October: In a bid to shed light on the plight of Somali youth, and emphasising the United Nations’ commitment and support to the Federal Government of Somalia, the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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    Call for action for slum dwellers as World Habitat Day is marked globally

    Nairobi, 6 October 2014—Celebrations marking this year’s World Habitat Day took places in various places across the globe with calls for urgent action to address the plight of those living in slums. In Nairobi, UN-Habitat staff members...

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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