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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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    South Sudan joins UN-Habitat / Coca-Cola water partnership

    Nairobi 9 May 2014—The partnership between UN-Habitat and The Coca-Cola company which seeks to promote water sustainability in selected countries around the world has been expanded to twelve after South Sudan signed up as a member of...

    • Posted May 9, 2014
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  • MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON THE DEATH OF MS DAPHNA BEERDSEN

    UN-Habitat regrets to confirm the death of one of our colleagues, Ms Daphna Beerdsen,on the night of Sunday 27 April 2014 at her residence in Phnom Penh. Her partner, Mr Joris Oele, is currently an international consultant...

    • Posted April 30, 2014
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  • European Commission President, J. M. Durao Barroso, receives the State of African Cities Report 2014 from UN-Habitat's Maria-01
    Public space and culture emphasised at Visionary Urban Africa

    Brussels, 24 April 2014: The important relation between public space and culture and the significance that it has for people, prosperity and peace were strongly emphasised at the fourth European Union-Africa Summit that took place earlier this...

    • Posted April 25, 2014
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    7th World Urban Forum Medellín Declaration

    Equity as a foundation of sustainable urban development. We, the participants of theSeventh World Urban Forum — governments, private sector, international organizations, academia, professionals and civil society — reaffirm our commitment to integrate urban equity into the...

    • Posted April 15, 2014
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    Records broken as curtains fall on WUF7

    Medellin 11 April 2014—A record 22,000 people had attended the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF7) as it came to a close in Medellin Colombia on Friday evening with many describing it as the best...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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  • Michael Berkowitz; Dr Joan Clos; Margareta Wahlstrom; Dr Judith Rodin; Stephen Hammer; Kathryn Vines; Catherine Lynch; James Newman; Andres Blanco
    New Global Collaboration for Urban Resilience Announced At WUF7

    Medellín, 11 April 2014: This year’s World Urban Forum has resulted in the creation of a new alliance between nine of the world’s largest UN and non-UN organizations joining forces to build urban resilience and to strengthen...

    • Posted April 12, 2014
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