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    Clos meets Egypt PM, key urban development Ministers

    Cairo, 15 December 2014 – UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos, has met with Mr Ibrahim Mahlab, Prime Minister of Egypt, during an official visit to the country to promote the importance of sustainable urban planning and...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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    UN-Habitat signs agreement with City of São Paulo

    Rio de Janeiro, 11 December 2014 – UN-Habitat and the City of São Paulo have entered an agreement to promote debate around the challenges to sustainable urban development. The Mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, and the...

    • Posted December 11, 2014
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    Two South Sudan counties benefit from UN-Habitat water project

    Juba 9 December 2014 - UN-Habitat is providing safe water to people of South Sudan within a short period of time while having a positive impact in the lives of the residents. Ezo Kapoeta, Gok Machar counties...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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    Mama Sarah Obama bets on youth resource centres to fight unemployment

    Kogelo, Kenya 10 December 2014—The grandmother to United States President Mama Sarah Obama has thrown her weight behind the UN-Habitat pioneered One Stop Youth Centres to help addressing unemployment. According to Mama Sarah, the problem of youth...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Colombia STDM photo
    Helping to identify neighborhood priorities in Colombia

    Bogota 9 December 2014 - Habitat for Humanity International (HfHI) and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) recently joined efforts to implement the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) with the aim of applying the tool to support neighbourhood...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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    Experts gather in Kenya to write a book on land readjustment

    Elementaita, Kenya 9 December 2014 - A group of experts from the GLTN/UN-Habitat and other top notch experts and thinkers in the field of land readjustment from different parts of the world gathered at Elementaita, Kenya for five...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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  • Signing Memorandum Clos Peschke
    Germany bolsters support for UN-Habitat through additional funding

    Nairobi, 8 December 2014 – The Government of Germany has strengthened its support for long term partner UN-Habitat through new funding totalling EUR 1.8 million (USD 2.2 million). Part of the funding (EUR 1 million) was allocated...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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    African civil society and politicians meet on youth policies

    Nairobi, 5 December 2014: The Director of Youth Affairs from the Kenyan Ministry of Devolution and Planning, Mr. Stephen Jalenga, opened a three-day workshop on Evidence-Informed Policies on Youth Development in Africa at the UN in Nairobi...

    • Posted December 5, 2014
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    News from the Local Government and Decentralization Unit (LGDU)

    Global Consultation on Localizing SDG’   Turin, Italy 13th -15th October 2014 - The Local Government and Decentralization Unit (LGDU) attended, the global consultation on localizing SDG’s in Turin, Italy. This was the last event amongst many of...

    • Posted December 5, 2014
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  • Dubai Municipality designates 11 winners of urban award

    Dubai Municipality press release — Dubai Municipality has announced the 11 winners of the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment (DIABP) at its 10th  cycle. Dubai will host a special ceremony to...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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