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  • Colombia STDM photo
    Helping to identify neighborhood priorities in Colombia

    Bogota 9 December 2014 – Habitat for Humanity International (HfHI) and the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) recently joined efforts to implement the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM) with the aim of applying the tool to support neighbourhood...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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    Experts gather in Kenya to write a book on land readjustment

    Elementaita, Kenya 9 December 2014 – A group of experts from the GLTN/UN-Habitat and other top notch experts and thinkers in the field of land readjustment from different parts of the world gathered at Elementaita, Kenya for five...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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  • Signing Memorandum Clos Peschke
    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 to...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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  • youth-news-fetaured
    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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  • ecotourism
    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 toward...

    • Posted December 4, 2014
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  • NMT2
    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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  • Addis_Abeba12
    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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  • youth-arabs
    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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  • WASTE - Copy
    Waste management key to poverty alleviation among Africa’s youth

    Naivasha, Kenya, 27 November 2014 – As the African youth population grows steadily and with no employment to match the growth, prudent solid waste management offers a huge opportunity to address the ticking unemployment bomb, a workshop heard...

    • Posted November 27, 2014
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  • The speakers and participants of the Asia-Pacific Expert Group Meeting: Representatives from Myanmar, Lao, Cambodia, Nepal, Timor Leste, the Philippines, UN-Habitat, KU-Leuven Belgium, the Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute China, Tsinghua University China as well as the Government of Indonesia, Indonesian stakeholders and Habitat Agenda Partners.
    Indonesia hosts Asia-Pacific experts in countdown to Habitat III

    Jakarta, 26 November 2014—The government of Indonesia this week hosted the Asia Pacific Expert Group Meeting for Habitat III.Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, the meeting which took place in Jakarta...

    • Posted November 27, 2014
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  • Exhibition
    Ethiopia holds sixth national urban forum

    Dire Dawa 25 November 2014—The government of Ethiopia held its sixth edition of the National Urban Forum from 15th to 22nd November 2014 at Dire Dawa city under the motto “our cities being centres for enterprise development,...

    • Posted November 26, 2014
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  • Myanmar government
    Myanmar government banks on urban development and housing

    Nay Pyi Taw, 25 November 2014 – The president of Myanmar Mr. U Thein Sein recently emphasized urban development and housing as his government’s priority development agenda.Addressing the National Workshop on Urban and Housing Policy and Planning...

    • Posted November 25, 2014
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  • IUTC-Land_Photo
    UN-Habitat builds capacity on land management and land policies in Asia-Pacific

    Gangwon 24 November 2014 – UN-Habitat in partnership with the International Urban Training Center (IUTC), organized a training course last month on ‘Land Policy Instruments: Land Readjustment & Land-based Financing’ in Gangwon Province, Republic of Korea.The purpose...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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    Viet Nam plans launch of City Prosperity Index

    HA NOI, 21 November 2014— The Ministry of Construction and a UN agency have taken the first steps to establishing a City Prosperity Index for Viet Nam.This was announced at a workshop held yesterday in Ha Noi,...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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  • Mumbai Dharavi Slum (c) UN-Habitat
    Empowering Local Authorities in India

    Nairobi, 20 November 2014: The importance of empowering local authorities to enable them to implement concrete changes to urban development has been highlighted at a recent meeting of more than 1,000 representatives of national, state and local...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • Haiyan2
    Remembering Haiyan One Year After

    Manila, 19 November 2014— Collaborative efforts between local government units, international and national organizations, and UN agencies held sway on November 8 to commemorate the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines). UN-Habitat...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Montreal1
    A new pan American network of metropolises formed

    Montreal, 19 November 2014 – A new network was created this week bringing together metropolitan authorities of South America, Central America and North America.Known as the Network of Metropolitan Areas of the Americas (RAMA in Spanish, French and...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • Connaught Place, Delhi (c) Ville Miettinen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wili/295189351/)
    UN-Habitat ready to support India’s urban agenda – Clos

    Delhi, 14 November 2014: UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos has said that the agency is committed to help Prime Minister Modi to implement ambitious plans that he has recently announced for the sustainable development of India’s...

    • Posted November 15, 2014
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  • Singapore
    Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities on a study tour of Nairobi

     Nairobi, 14 November 2014 –A delegation from the Singapore Center for Liveable Cities (CLC) successfully undertook a one week study tour of Nairobi.During the tour, the Centre and UN Habitat initiated a new learning programme for city managers...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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