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    UN-Habitat launches Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning at the Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris

    04 Dec 2015, Paris, France. As the world heads to a new climate agreement, parties and participants at the United Nations Climate Change Conference Cop21 in Paris highlighted the role of cities as the place where the...

    • Posted December 5, 2015
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    Buildings day proves a hit at COP21

    Paris 4 December 2015— At the Paris Climate Summit, currently drawing decision-makers, experts and organisations from all over the world, 3 December was officially named ‘Buildings Day’ and for the first time put the building sector at...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat representative vows support for Mexican women

    Mexico City, December 4, 2015 — “We will strengthen the strategies of care for women and children victims of violence.” The phrase was said by the representative of UN-Habitat in this country, Erik Vittrup, during the signing...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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    Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning

    04 Dec 2015, Paris, France. UN-Habitat launched the ‘Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning’ on Friday at the Climate Change Conference COP-21 in Paris. The principles establish benchmarks for action planning in cities, based on international...

    • Posted December 4, 2015
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    UN-Habitat and UN CC:Learn launch an e-learning module on climate change and cities

    Nairobi, o3 December 2015 – UN-Habitat has developed together with UN CC:Learn, the One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership, an e-learning module on climate change and cities. This module responds to the need for climate change education...

    • Posted December 3, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and UNAIDS present new report at Africities
    Africa Forum for Urban Safety Launched

    Johannesburg 1 December 2015—The African Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS) was launched Monday on the sidelines of the Africities2015 summit with speakers hopeful that it would be a catalyst for better security for dwellers and visitors to...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • Kenya’s Kisumu County extends USD 100,000 contribution to UN-Habitat
    Kenya’s Kisumu County extends USD 100,000 contribution to UN-Habitat

    Kisumu, Kenya 1 December 2015– Kisumu County Government has contributed USD 100,000 to the on-going joint Kisumu County/UN-Habitat initiative on the Kisumu Lakefront development. The Contribution Agreement was signed by the Governor of Kisumu County, Mr. Jack...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • The 2015 Urban October Design Competition Winners Announced
    The 2015 Urban October Design Competition Winners Announced

    Nairobi, 01 December 2015- ‘Justicia Urbana’ by Fabian Todorovic from Chile, an illustration of inequality of the urban space, is the winner of the 2015 Urban October Design Competition. The image illustrates the inequality of the urban space...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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    UN-Habitat and DiMSUR present projects on urban resilience

    Johannesburg 1 December 2015—UN-Habitat and the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) presented two innovative projects for building urban resilience in Southern Africa this morning at the Africities Conference in Johannesburg. In his...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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    New Programme to assist Urban Economic Development

    Johannesburg, 01 December 2015 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies of the Rotterdam Erasmus University (HIS/Erasmus) and Oxford Economics today revealed, at the AfriCities Conference in Johannesburg, a...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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