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  • EU provides €6 million to make vulnerable cities resilient to disasters_1
    EU provides €6 million to make vulnerable cities resilient to disasters

    04 July 2016, Geneva – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial...

    • Posted July 4, 2016
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  • Pilot Project launched for Improved Urban Public Spaces in China
    Pilot Project launched for Improved Urban Public Spaces in China

    Wuhan, China 04 July 2016–UN-Habitat and the Wuhan Land Use and Urban Spatial Planning Research Center (WLSP) started a new programme to promote urban public space in China. The programme focuses on turning the largest urban lake of...

    • Posted July 4, 2016
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  • Microsoft dives in to quell crime in cities
    Microsoft dives in to quell crime in cities

    Durban 01 July 2016—Technology giant Microsoft is keen on partnering with various stakeholders to ensure that cities are made safer for all inhabitants.  At the same time a ground breaking ‘State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report...

    • Posted July 1, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and UNAIDS present new report at Africities
    Terrorism, threat to albinos and xenophobia biggest challenges to safety in urban Africa

    Durban, 01 July 29, 2016—Terrorism by Boko Haram, Al Shabab, threat to albinos as xenophobic attacks and gender based violence remain some of the biggest challenges to safety and security in African urban centres, Director of Programmes at...

    • Posted June 29, 2016
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    Government of Japan offers Hope for Internally Displaced Students in Fallujah

    28 June 2016 – With generous support from the Government of Japan, temporary premises providing 25 classrooms, 128 residential units with accommodation for 512 students, basic site infrastructure and an administration building have been constructed at Fallujah...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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    Gender Inclusion Critical for Sustainable Urbanization

    28 June 2016 – A panel discussion held in New York  this month brought together representatives of UN Women, UN-Habitat, Cities Alliance and the Huairou Commission to discuss results of the Expert Group Meeting on Gender Perspectives of...

    • Posted June 28, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat keen on addressing Africa’s dire need of planners

    Nairobi, 22 June 2016—Africa is in dire need of registered planners, a situation that is impacting negatively on the continent’s development and UN-Habitat is keen on addressing this anomaly. A meeting between Town Planners Registration Council of...

    • Posted June 23, 2016
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    UN-Habitat sets up field office in its new Kenyan refugee project site

    Kakuma, Kenya 22 June 2016– UN-Habitat is making good progress with the activities for “Supporting Planning for Integrated Refugee and Host Communities”. Consequently, UN-Habitat has set-up a field project office in Kakuma, Turkana County. Part of the...

    • Posted June 22, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and Korean experts discuss African urbanization

    Nairobi, 21 June 2016—Is the rapid urbanisation currently being witnessed a good or bad thing for Africa? This was the topic of an international exchange recently held in Nairobi between UN-Habitat experts and two leading researchers from...

    • Posted June 21, 2016
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    Korea-Vietnam Community Art Exchange Project launched

    Tam Ky City, Vietnam 20 June 2016– The Korea – Vietnam Community Art Exchange Project was launched last week at a colourful ceremony attended by artists, local leaders, representatives from sponsors as well as locals. The ceremony...

    • Posted June 20, 2016
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