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    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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    Incorporating ecotourism in sustainable development planning in Vietnam

    Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, 4 December 2014- Ly Son Island’s leaders hope to transform it into an ecotourism centre, Tran Ngoc Nguyen, Chairman of the island’s People’s Committee, said at a seminar yesterday. The event, titled Eco-planning...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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    UN-Habitat and partner launch a publication on mobility

    New Delhi 3 December 2014 - During the 7th Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo ( 24-28 November 2014) organised by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, UN-Habitat and Clean Air Asia launched a publication :...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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    Inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa Puts Land Tenure Security High on the African Development Agenda

    Addis Ababa 3 December 2014 — The inaugural Conference on Land Policy in Africa was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 11 to 14 November 2014, on the theme “The next decade of land policy in Africa:...

    • Posted December 3, 2014
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  • Telehealthcare
    Tele-Health Clinic Launched in Kibera Slums

    Nairobi, Kenya 29 November 2014- The opening of a state-of-the-art medical clinic in Soweto East, one of Kibera’s 13 villages marked another milestone for Kibera’s slum-upgrading effort. Housed in the Kibera Soweto East Resource Centre, a multi-use...

    • Posted December 2, 2014
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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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