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  • Expert Group
    Expert Group propose International Guidelines to shape the Sustainable Development of Cities

    Fukuoka, Japan, 12 November 2014: Over 35 experts met from 11 to 12 November 2014 in Fukuoka, Japan to finalise the drafting of international  guidelines on urban and territorial planning . In accordance with the Resolution 24/3...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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    UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director addresses ACP Subcommittee meeting

    Brussels, 11 November 2014— UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Kacyira Kirabo last Friday attended a meeting of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States meeting in Brussels where she appraised the ambassadors and representatives present on...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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    UN-Habitat takes part in South Africa’s National Human Settlements Indaba and Exhibition

    Johannesburg, 6 November 2014- The Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo took part in South Africa’s Indaba  and Exhibition aimed at building partnerships for accelerated human settlements delivery. The meeting specifically considered South Africa’s progress in enhancing...

    • Posted November 7, 2014
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  • Kick off of the bicycle sharing project at the United Nations Complex in Gigiri.
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    UN-Habitat launches bicycle sharing project

    Nairobi, 6 November 2014 – UN-Habitat on Wednesday kicked off the bicycle sharing project at the United Nations Complex in Gigiri. The project aims at improving accessibility through cycling and to promote clean mode of transport.All United...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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  • AfghanMap
    Official Launch of the State of Afghan Cities Programme 2014/2015

    KABUL, Afghanistan, 4 November 2014 – UN-Habitat Afghanistan today launched the State of Afghan Cities (SoAC) Programme, co-organized by the Independent Directorate of Local Governance/General Directorate of Municipal Affairs. SoAC is a one-year initiative, generously funded by...

    • Posted November 5, 2014
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    Kuala Lumpur to host World Urban Forum in 2018

    The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, will host the Ninth session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) in 2018. UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, as the convener of WUF, announced the decision on Monday 3...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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  • IranHeader
    World Cities Day Celebrated in Iran

    Tehran, 1st November 2014 – World Cities Day was celebrated in I.R.Iran like many other countries with the theme “Better City, Better life, Leading Urban Transformations”.The UN-Habitat office in Tehran celebrated this event jointly with the Municipality of Tehran in...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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  • Photo Pledge Photobooth: Pledges ranged anywhere from more general themes like “I promise to be strong and resilient” to more personal statements like “We promise to be good educators.”
    Philippines youth dance to safe and resilient cities

    Tacloban City, Philippines 31 October 2014— In the afternoon of October 23, 2014, droves of teens and young adults headed to the Balyuan Grounds in Tacloban City despite gray skies, puddled pavements, and light but steady rain...

    • Posted November 3, 2014
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    Urbanisation in the spotlight as world marks first World Cities Day

    Shanghai 31 October 2014 The first World Cities Day has been commemorated across the globe under the theme “Leading Urban Transformation”.In his statement to mark the occasion, United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon “With the decision by...

    • Posted October 31, 2014
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  • An affordable housing project in Kenya's Kibera slum
    Affordable housing should be “at the centre of cities”: Joan Clos

    Nairobi, 28 October 2014 – UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-Habitat has said that affordable housing should be put back at the centre of cities, both in terms of planning and policy, and geographical location.He made...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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    Nigeria and Cameroun hold premier National Urban Forums

    Nairobi, 28 October 2014– Nigeria and Cameroun recently held their first ever urban forums, underpinning the importance of such events as the world heads to the Habitat III Conference.It was remarkable that the two national urban forums...

    • Posted October 23, 2014
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    Urban Thinkers Campus: Towards a Participatory and Inclusive Habitat III

    Caserta, Italy, 17 October 2014; This week, UN-Habitat convened the first Urban Thinkers Campus: an innovative, inclusive, and intimate gathering of a diverse array of urban thinkers convened as the next step in The City We Need...

    • Posted October 18, 2014
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  • Youth conclave
    Youth celebrated for their role in social innovation in India

    Mumbai, 16 October 2014 – The role of youth as social innovators in sustainable development has been highlighted by speakers at a conference in India.The comments were made by UN-Habitat’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Oyeyinka Oyebanji as he...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    UN-Habitat commemorates International Day for Disaster Reduction with Government and Partners in Myanmar

    Nay Pyi Daw, 16 October 2014 – The International Day for Disaster Reduction was commemorated at the National and Regional levels in Myanmar on 13 October 2014 by the Government of Myanmar, UN Agencies, International and National...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    Urbanisation and land governance in the spotlight in South Sudan

    Juba 16 October 2014—The Second South Sudan Urbanisation Conference kicked off in Juba on Wednesday with speakers placing greater emphasis on better land governance practice in the urban areas.Officially opening the meeting, the Speaker of the Council...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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    “Our voice is becoming increasingly important”

    Caserta, Italy 15 October 2014: Urban Thinkers Campus participants work on a new urban paradigm towards Habitat III. They highlighted the importance of civil society and the private sector.With high level speakers and attendees discussing a new...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • Youth Fund story
    Urban Youth Fund 2014 winners announced

    Nairobi 13 October 2014—On the occasion marking this year’s World Habitat Day, UN-Habitat has announced the 2014 winners of the Urban Youth Fund.A total of 22 youth-led organizations from 18 countries have been selected for the Urban...

    • Posted October 13, 2014
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  • Paper City
    Paper City – an Urban Story: UN-Habitat launches video on urban challenges

    Paper City is a stop-motion video made of animated photo stills portraying today’s urban challenges and possible solutions using a paper and cardboard mock city.

    • Posted October 10, 2014
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  • MOGADISHU-ENVOY
    “Invest in youth to secure social cohesion” – UN Youth Envoy in Mogadishu

    Nairobi, 7 October: In a bid to shed light on the plight of Somali youth, and emphasising the United Nations’ commitment and support to the Federal Government of Somalia, the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr. Ahmad...

    • Posted October 7, 2014
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  • WHD Story
    Call for action for slum dwellers as World Habitat Day is marked globally

    Nairobi, 6 October 2014—Celebrations marking this year’s World Habitat Day took places in various places across the globe with calls for urgent action to address the plight of those living in slums.In Nairobi, UN-Habitat staff members gathered...

    • Posted October 6, 2014
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