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    UN-Habitat commemorates International Day for Disaster Reduction with Government and Partners in Myanmar

    Nay Pyi Daw, 16 October 2014 – The International Day for Disaster Reduction was commemorated at the National and Regional levels in Myanmar on 13 October 2014 by the Government of Myanmar, UN Agencies, International and National...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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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 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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    Hyderabad hosts Metropolis meeting

    Hyderabad 14 September 2014 -The XI World Congress of Metropolis, the leading world association of major metropolises took place in the city of Hyderabad, India, last month . The theme of the Congress, Cities for All, represented the...

    • Posted October 10, 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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