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  • Myanmar celebrates World Habitat Day

    Yangon 5 October 2016– Myanmar celebrated this year’s World Habitat Day, with the government reaffirming its commitment to make affordable housing a priority. UN Habitat representatives joined members of communities from a slum area in Hlaing Tharyar...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Somaliland town’s master plan targets agriculture and bus terminal

    Hargeisa, 5 October 2016–On 20 September 2016, UN-Habitat conducted a technical workshop in Hargeisa, Somaliland, to present and discuss the urban master plan of Gabiley, a small but important agricultural town in Somaliland. The plan is the...

    • Posted October 5, 2016
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  • Putting housing at the centre this World Habitat Day

    Njamena, 3 October 2016 – As the world celebrates World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Joan Clos, has called on the development community to put housing at the centre of the urban policy – both metaphorically, and...

    • Posted October 4, 2016
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  • Rapid Planning Studio Workshop Boosts Local Planning Capacity in Turkana

    Eldoret, 04 October 2016 – UN-Habitat organized a two day workshop on urban planning for technical officers from different Ministries and line departments of County Government of Turkana. The workshop took place in Eldoret Town and contributed to...

    • Posted October 3, 2016
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  • Government of Afghanistan issues occupancy certificates to strengthen tenure security

    Kabul, 03 October 2016 – During a ceremony at the Presidential Palace earlier this month, H.E President Ashraf Ghani handed over the first 10 occupancy certificates to women and men of District 1 in the Kabul municipality,...

    • Posted October 3, 2016
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  • Habitat III National Report for Lebanon launched

    Beirut, 30 September 2016- The Habitat III National Report for Lebanon was launched during an event organized by the UN-Habitat Office in Lebanon and the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) recently at the General Directorate of Urban...

    • Posted September 30, 2016
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  • International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning discussed at ISOCARP Congress

    Durban, 28 September 2016 – Planners from around the world engaged in discussing the application of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning Guidelines; a new tool being developed to provide a global reference framework for...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Inspiring solidarity between nations, cities, citizens at the Silk Road Mayors Forum

    Qazvin, Iran 2016 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has thanked the city of Qazvin for inspiring solidarity and exchange between nations, cities and citizens. The city recently hosted the Silk Mayors Forum at the World...

    • Posted September 23, 2016
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  • Policy Dialogue with OECD looks at financing cities, the New Urban Agenda, and SDG 11

    New York, 21 September 2016 – UN-Habitat hosted a dialogue with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on financing cities to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11. UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director,...

    • Posted September 23, 2016
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  • Call for Lecturers Attending Habitat III

    Nairobi, 21 September 2016 – UN-Habitat is looking for new potential lecturers for the 4th season of the Global Urban Lectures. Experts interested in participating in the lectures who are already travelling to Quito for Habitat III...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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