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  • Kick off of the bicycle sharing project at the United Nations Complex in Gigiri.
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    UN-Habitat launches bicycle sharing project

    Nairobi, 6 November 2014 – UN-Habitat on Wednesday kicked off the bicycle sharing project at the United Nations Complex in Gigiri. The project aims at improving accessibility through cycling and to promote clean mode of transport. All...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • Global cities step up for the World Cities Day Challenge

    London, 1 November 2014 – Ideas on improving city life have poured in from around the globe for the World Cities Day Challenge hosted by the Guardian Online. Organised in conjunction with the first World Cities Day,...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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    Official Launch of the State of Afghan Cities Programme 2014/2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan, 4 November 2014 – UN-Habitat Afghanistan today launched the State of Afghan Cities (SoAC) Programme, co-organized by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance/General Directorate of Municipal Affairs. SoAC is a one-year initiative, generously funded by...

    • Posted November 5, 2014
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    Kuala Lumpur to host World Urban Forum in 2018

    The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, will host the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) in 2018. UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, as the convener of WUF, announced the decision on Monday 3...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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    Urban Planning and Linkages for Southern Key Economic Zone Workshop

    Ho Chi Minh City, 23 October 2014 – In order to provide technical support to improve knowledge and share experience in urban planning among Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces and cities in the Southern Key Economic...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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    World Cities Day Celebrated in Iran

    Tehran, 1st November 2014 – World Cities Day was celebrated in I.R.Iran like many other countries with the theme “Better City, Better life, Leading Urban Transformations”. The UN-Habitat office in Tehran celebrated this event jointly with the Municipality of Tehran...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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  • Photo Pledge Photobooth: Pledges ranged anywhere from more general themes like “I promise to be strong and resilient” to more personal statements like “We promise to be good educators.”
    Philippines youth dance to safe and resilient cities

    Tacloban City, Philippines 31 October 2014– In the afternoon of October 23, 2014, droves of teens and young adults headed to the Balyuan Grounds in Tacloban City despite gray skies, puddled pavements, and light but steady rain...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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    Urbanisation in the spotlight as world marks first World Cities Day

    Shanghai 31 October 2014 The first World Cities Day has been commemorated across the globe under the theme “Leading Urban Transformation”. In his statement to mark the occasion, United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon “With the decision...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • An affordable housing project in Kenya's Kibera slum
    Affordable housing should be “at the centre of cities”: Joan Clos

    Nairobi, 28 October 2014 – UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat has said that affordable housing should be put back at the centre of cities, both in terms of planning and policy, and geographical location. He...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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  • Whilst in Viet Nam, Elizabeth Ryan and Helen Scott from the Cities Programme also met with the Nguyen Trung Viet, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Climate Change Bureau (pictured centre below) and his team. HCMC is taking a proactive integrated approach to climate change, working across the urban spectrum: mobility; waste management; food; health; water.
    Tackling Climate Change and Urban Resilience in the Asia Pacific Region

    Cities Programme supports high-level workshop on environment change and urbanization in Asia Pacific The high-level event – ‘Environment Change and Urbanization in the South East Asia region’  – recently held in Viet Nam, attracted 50 leading organisations from across the...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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