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    Africa Heads of State summits to discuss urbanisation, says AU Chair

    Addis Ababa 31 March 2015 – The Africa Union Chairperson Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has said that African Heads of State shall give a focused attention to the subject of urbanization at their next two Summits to be held...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    Iraqi IDPs to get shelter and basic services, thanks to Japanese funding

    Baghdad 30 March 2015 – Through the support of the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat launched a project in Iraq to support internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country to enhance self-reliance and improve their living conditions through...

    • Posted March 30, 2015
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    Government of Japan gives USD 51 million for UN-Habitat executed projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa

    Nairobi, 27 March 2015—With the contribution of USD50.93 million from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat will implement projects in Asia, Arab States and Africa. The projects set to benefit from the generous contribution are in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan,...

    • Posted March 27, 2015
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    Experts from Eastern Europe discuss preparations for Habitat III

    Minsk, 25 March 2015 – National coordinators and experts from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Russia met in the Republic of Belarus, earlier this month to discuss preparations for the Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on...

    • Posted March 27, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat trains managers from Asia-Pacific on housing police and practice
    UN-Habitat trains managers from Asia-Pacific on housing policy and practice

    Seoul, 24 March 2015—UN-Habitat in partnership with the International Urban Training Center (IUTC) and the Provincial Government of Gangwon, Republic of Korea, recently organized a training programme for senior managers and decision makers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries...

    • Posted March 26, 2015
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  • Kenya’s county pilots semi-aerobic landfill
    Kenya’s county pilots semi-aerobic landfill

    Kiambu, Kenya 24 March 2015—Kiambu County of Kenya made history by becoming the first place in Africa to pilot a landfill based on the “Fukuoka method”. The County Governor Hon. William Kabogo was beaming with joy saying...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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    Panamá and UN-Habitat sign cooperation agreements

    Rio de Janeiro, 24 March 2014– To promote urban renewal and revitalization, the cities of Colon and Panama will work with UN-Habitat in the generation of plans and projects including the revitalization of local economic development, planning...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • Myanmar poor to benefit from Japan supported UN-Habitat initiative

    Naw Pyi Taw, 24 March 2015– UN-Habitat will assist vulnerable communities on reconstructing community infrastructure in ethnic minority areas, and on reconstructing houses in Yangon region with a grant contribution of USD 5.3 million by the Government...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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    UN-Habitat and UN-Women host event on Public Space

    New York, 24 March 2014– During the 59th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira and the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Lakshmi Puri...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • Elhadj As Sy, IFRC Secretary-General and Joan Clos, UN-Habitat, sign an MoU at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
    UN-Habitat and Red Cross To Partner on Post-Disaster Housing

    Sendai, 19 March 2015 – UN-Habitat and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they will work together on promoting adequate shelter and settlements for all,...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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