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  • USD 2Million grant from KOICA to improve living conditions in Sri-Lanka

    Colombo, 09 January 2017  – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed a grant agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to implement a one year project in Sri Lanka’s central province to improve...

    • Posted January 9, 2017
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  • Belmopan / UN-Habitat collaboration to update the Master Plan of the Capital of Belize

    UN-Habitat’s Urban Planning and Design team visited the City of Belmopan in Belize last week in order to approve and discuss the draft new Master Plan for the city. The team, comprising of UN-Habitat’s Climate Change Planning...

    • Posted December 23, 2016
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  • Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme Fund

    The Campaign to fight global challenge of urban poverty got major boost during the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) held in Quito, Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016.The European Commission (EC), Africa...

    • Posted December 20, 2016
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  • Publications supporting the spatial planning initiatives in Palestine launched

    Ramallah, December 19, 2016 – UN-Habitat and its national partner, State of Palestine Ministry of Local Government launched two new publications under the framework of the joint cooperation to defend and advocate for the planning rights of...

    • Posted December 19, 2016
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  • Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference Adopts the NEW DELHI DECLARATION on Housing and Urban Development

    New Delhi, 16 December 2016 – Ministers of Housing and Urban Development in Asia Pacific have endorsed the New Delhi declaration and implementation plan which outline the way forward for countries in the region to implement the...

    • Posted December 19, 2016
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  • City Profile of Mosul, Iraq: A City Under Siege

    Mosul, 8 December 2016 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Iraq has published a comprehensive urban analysis on Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city and the focus of an international military campaign to liberate it...

    • Posted December 19, 2016
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  • Call for proposals: Public space implementation projects

    Following the adoption of the New Urban Agenda, UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme is launching a call for innovative and exciting public space projects which could receive a small grant to support implementation. Local authorities and non-profit...

    • Posted December 16, 2016
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  • Crowdsourcing of public space tools

    UN-Habitat’s Public Space team is producing a new book on public space tools and we need your help! We know that there are lots of useful methodologies and approaches to public space assessment, design, planning and management...

    • Posted December 16, 2016
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  • Digital technology to increase participation of women, youth in reconstruction of Gaza Strip

    Gaza, 13 December 2016 – With financial support of the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium, UN-Habitat and UN Women have launched a new innovative Programme to advance women’s and youth’s rights to participate in reconstruction and...

    • Posted December 15, 2016
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  • Swedish Minister visits Mogadishu One Stop Youth Centre

    The Swedish Minister for International Development Cooperation, Isabella Lövin, visited the Mogadishu One Stop Youth Centre on 1 December 2016 along with a high-level delegation from the Government of Sweden. Mogadishu government and UN-Habitat representatives accompanied the...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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