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    Participatory City Workshop held in Herat City, Afghanistan

    Herat, 5 February 2015: A participatory City Workshop was held on 4 February 2015 in the Municipality of Herat. It was attended by over 80 local stakeholders, including government officials, including Mayor Ghulam Ghaws Nikbin, Municipal staff,...

    • Posted February 5, 2015
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  • Schools sanitation project launch in Bondo, Kenya. 2010 © UN-Habitat
    UN Report Calls for Wastewater Focus in Post-2015 Agenda

    Nairobi, 2 February 2015 – Only 20 per cent of global wastewater is currently being treated, leaving low-income countries hardest hit by contaminated water supplies and disease, according to a UN report which encourages governments to see...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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    UN-Habitat marks Green Apple Day of Service

    Amman – the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) marked the green apple day of service in a joint event that was held at Princess Alia High School in cooperation with the Jordan Green Building Council, Greater...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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    UN-Habitat Executive Director concludes Official Mission to Sudan

    Khartoum, 22 January 2015 – UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment, Forestries and Urbanisation of Sudan which outlines their commitment to work together on sustainable urban...

    • Posted January 22, 2015
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  • Call for Regional and Thematic meetings for Habitat III-1
    Call for Regional and Thematic meetings for Habitat III

    As part of the preparatory process towards Habitat III, Member States, local organizations and other institutions are encouraged to organize regional or thematic meetings to ensure an inclusive and focused discussion on sustainable urban development for a...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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  • Vietnam rolls out City Development Strategies
    Vietnam rolls out City Development Strategies

    HA NOI, 14 January 2015 — Tam Ky and Quy Nhon will be the first cities included in the Viet Nam City Development Strategies Project (CDS), officials announced on Tuesday. The CDS project aims to create city-development...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and ILO holds green youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania
    UN-Habitat and ILO hold green youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania

    Dar es Salaam, 14 January 2015 – About 50 young men and women from Dar es Salaam participated in a hands-on training on energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and green entrepreneurship held last month. The training organized by...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Phase Two of the PSUP is launched in Ivory Coast
    Slum upgrading moves to next stage in Ivory Coast

    Abidjan, 8 January 2015 – UN-Habitat’s Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) has moved into its second phase in the Ivory Coast, celebrated with a launch ceremony at the end of 2014 at the Bureau National d’Etudes Techniques...

    • Posted January 8, 2015
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  • Families from Sinjar, Iraq move into new UN-Habitat camp1
    Families from Sinjar, Iraq move into new UN-Habitat camp

    Dohuk, Iraq, 7 January 2015 – Days before snow was expected to fall in the foothills of Dohuk, Iraq, 900 families are moving into the new camp for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) built through the collaboration of 8...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Celebrating a decade of Making Better Cities Together in Kosovo1
    Celebrating a decade of Making Better Cities Together in Kosovo

    Pristina, 6 January 2015 – The Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme (MuSPP) Team and Partners recently celebrated a ‘Decade of Making Better Cities Together’ in Kosovo. The MuSPP is implemented by UN-Habitat and financed by the Swedish...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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