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  • Experts debate water and sanitation in Brazil

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 02/12/2014 — The lack of water in Brazil was the theme of the second seminar on ” Challenges of Sanitation for All,” organized last November by the Water, Sewage and Environment Workers Union...

    • Posted December 2, 2014
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    Youth from Arab region discuss sustainable urbanisation

    Cairo 1 December 2014 – As part of a series of regional consultations lining up to the 3rd United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (HABITAT III), the UN-Habitat Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) facilitated...

    • Posted December 1, 2014
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    Waste management key to poverty alleviation among Africa’s youth

    Naivasha, Kenya, 27 November 2014 – As the African youth population grows steadily and with no employment to match the growth, prudent solid waste management offers a huge opportunity to address the ticking unemployment bomb, a workshop heard...

    • Posted November 27, 2014
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  • The speakers and participants of the Asia-Pacific Expert Group Meeting: Representatives from Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia, Nepal, Timor Leste, the Philippines, UN-Habitat, KU-Leuven Belgium, the Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute China, Tsinghua University China as well as the Government of Indonesia, Indonesian stakeholders and Habitat Agenda Partners.
    Indonesia hosts Asia-Pacific experts in countdown to Habitat III

    Jakarta, 26 November 2014—The government of Indonesia this week hosted the Asia Pacific Expert Group Meeting for Habitat III. Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, the meeting which took place in...

    • Posted November 27, 2014
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    Ethiopia holds sixth national urban forum

    Dire Dawa 25 November 2014—The government of Ethiopia held its sixth edition of the National Urban Forum from 15th to 22nd November 2014 at Dire Dawa city under the motto “our cities being centres for enterprise development,...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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    Myanmar government banks on urban development and housing

    Nay Pyi Taw, 25 November 2014 - The president of Myanmar Mr. U Thein Sein recently emphasized urban development and housing as his government’s priority development agenda. Addressing the National Workshop on Urban and Housing Policy and...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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    UN-Habitat builds capacity on land management and land policies in Asia-Pacific

    Gangwon 24 November 2014 – UN-Habitat in partnership with the International Urban Training Center (IUTC), organized a training course last month on ‘Land Policy Instruments: Land Readjustment & Land-based Financing’ in Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea. The...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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    Mauritius launches slum upgrading project

    Port Louis: A workshop was held last week to launch the Participatory Slum Upgrading Project in Mauritius. Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific SecretariatThe “Lansman Rezional” (Regional Launch), aptly dubbed “Anu Amelyor Nu Kartier” (Let’s...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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    Viet Nam plans launch of City Prosperity Index

    HA NOI, 21 November 2014— The Ministry of Construction and a UN agency have taken the first steps to establishing a City Prosperity Index for Viet Nam.This was announced at a workshop held yesterday in Ha Noi,...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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    Empowering Local Authorities in India

    Nairobi, 20 November 2014: The importance of empowering local authorities to enable them to implement concrete changes to urban development has been highlighted at a recent meeting of more than 1,000 representatives of national, state and local...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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