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  • ECOSOC’S first integration meeting to focus on sustainable urbanisation

    Nairobi, 27 May 2014: The first integration segment for 2014, which opens today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, will focus on sustainable development; recognition of the importance of urban development in the overall push...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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    Partners in disaster risk reduction align around Medellin Collaboration

    Barcelona, 21 May 2014: The High Level Committee of Programming’s Senior Management Group meeting on the UN Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction closed its 6th Meeting yesterday at the UN-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Office in...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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    Experts convene on urban safety indicators

    Barcelona, 21 May 2014: Fifty-five international experts on urban development and security gathered in Barcelona for a two-day meeting on the Urban Safety Monitor; a new initiative that promotes the use of indicators for evidence-based policy and...

    • Posted May 21, 2014
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    AFRICA MAKES REGIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO GLOBAL DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

    Abuja, 19 May 2014: Attendees at a regional conference on disaster risk reduction in Nigeria have made recommendations for input to the upcoming World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in March 2015. Emerging from the Special Session...

    • Posted May 19, 2014
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    UN-Habitat and partners hold dialogue on housing rights in Vietnam

    Hanoi, 19 May 2014—UN-Habitat and its partners last week held a policy dialogue on housing rights in Vietnam. The Policy Dialogue “Right to Adequate Housing: Roles of Communities in Housing Process” was organised by UN-Habitat, Associations of...

    • Posted May 19, 2014
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    Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment

    UN-Habitat and the Dubai Municipality offer you an opportunity for global recognition of your Best Practice through the Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment. Best Practices are outstanding contributions to improve the...

    • Posted May 15, 2014
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    Action Platform on Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI)

    The transport sector is a vital enabler of economic activity and social connectivity, but is also the second largest and one of the fastest growing energy end-use sectors, representing 23% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. The...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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    UN-HABITAT CALLS FOR WUF9 HOST CITY

    Nairobi, 12 May 2014: Cities interested in hosting the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF) in 2018 have been invited to register their official expression of interest to the convening body, UN-Habitat. In the first...

    • Posted May 12, 2014
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    Experts gather in Spain to promote national urban policies

    Madrid, 12 May 2014: In collaboration with Barcelona City Council, UN-Habitat recently organized two Experts Group Meetings in Madrid and Barcelona on National Urban Policies and on Sustainable Urban Mobility, respectively. The meetings were held under the...

    • Posted May 12, 2014
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    Fourth Annual Shelter Academy

    Adapting & Mitigating Climate Change: Options for Cities Amsterdam and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1-4, September 2014. This exciting opportunity is aimed at (but not limited to) high-level local officials and senior-level policy and decision makers.  It will...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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