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    Cities in spotlight at Climate Change Summit COP21

    Paris, 8th December 2015. City leaders can become critical actors in addressing the global challenges of climate change. The effects of urbanisation and climate change are converging in very threatening ways: Cities consume 78 per cent of...

    • Posted December 11, 2015
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    Experts meet on role of metropolitan development in New Urban Agenda

    Guadalajara, 10 December 2015— About 30 international experts last week participated in a Global Experts Group Meeting (EGM) “The Role of Metropolitan Development in Supporting the New Urban Agenda”, in Guadalajara (Mexico). The participants included representatives of...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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    Arcadis and UN-Habitat extend partnership to improve urban quality of life

    Paris 9 December 2015— Leading global Design and Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, Arcadis and UN-Habitat today announced a two year extension of their collaboration until the end of 2017. The contract was signed at a...

    • Posted December 10, 2015
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    UN-Habitat and Kingdom of Bahrain hold a strategic meeting

    Manama 8 December 2015— A strategic partnership meeting between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and UN-Habitat was held in Manama on Monday. UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kacyira-Kirabo represented the agency in the meeting...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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    COP21: Ministers and Leaders Call for a Quick Move the Zero Emissions Vehicles

    Paris, 8 December 2015—At a meeting at the COP21 in Paris, ministers and senior representatives from the vehicles industry, civil society and international organizations have called for a swift move to zero emissions vehicles as a key...

    • Posted December 9, 2015
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  • Cities take climate action
    UN-Habitat and partner host ‘Cities Take Climate Action’ session at COP21

    Paris 7 December 2015—UN-Habitat and Cities Alliance on Monday hosted a “Cities Take Climate Action” event at the Climate Change Summit COP21. The session convened representatives of cities, non-governmental organizations, NGOs, national governments and international organizations for...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and IUTC train Asian urban practitioners in water management and sanitation

    Seoul 7 December 2015— Throughout and intensive training course representatives from local governments, utilities and public works recently gained understanding on comprehensive IUWM planning and sanitation.  26 participants (including 10 women) from Sri Lanka, Nepal, Lao PDR,...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • Myanmar delegation presents progress report at COP21

    Paris, 7 December 2015– The Myanmar delegation to COP21 presented the important progress in addressing climate change, achieved with the implementation of the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance Programme, executed by UN-Habitat in partnership with UNEP at the...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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    Youth and City Session held at Africities

    Johannesburg 4 December 2015–  Youth and the City session was held at the Africities2015 aimed to explore different models for youth-led empowerment and participation in urban governance and development processes in Africa. UN- Habitat Youth and Livelihood...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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  • Deputy Executive Director decries inequality in African cities

    Johannesburg 4 December 2015, The Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Aisa Kacyira Kirabo has warned that the wide inequality witnessed in African cities was the greatest threat to sustainable urbanization on the continent. “It is good...

    • Posted December 7, 2015
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