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  • Government of Afghanistan issues occupancy certificates to strengthen tenure security

    Kabul, 03 October 2016 – During a ceremony at the Presidential Palace earlier this month, H.E President Ashraf Ghani handed over the first 10 occupancy certificates to women and men of District 1 in the Kabul municipality,...

    • Posted October 3, 2016
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  • Habitat III National Report for Lebanon launched

    Beirut, 30 September 2016- The Habitat III National Report for Lebanon was launched during an event organized by the UN-Habitat Office in Lebanon and the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) recently at the General Directorate of Urban...

    • Posted September 30, 2016
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  • International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning discussed at ISOCARP Congress

    Durban, 28 September 2016 – Planners from around the world engaged in discussing the application of the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning Guidelines; a new tool being developed to provide a global reference framework for...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Inspiring solidarity between nations, cities, citizens at the Silk Road Mayors Forum

    Qazvin, Iran 2016 – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has thanked the city of Qazvin for inspiring solidarity and exchange between nations, cities and citizens. The city recently hosted the Silk Mayors Forum at the World...

    • Posted September 23, 2016
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  • Policy Dialogue with OECD looks at financing cities, the New Urban Agenda, and SDG 11

    New York, 21 September 2016 – UN-Habitat hosted a dialogue with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on financing cities to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11. UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director,...

    • Posted September 23, 2016
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  • #URBANHACK: An Urban Art Hack

    What’s the big deal about urbanization? Everyone knows why we should care about climate change.  But do you know why you should care about urbanization?  By 2050 it is estimated that two thirds of the world will...

    • Posted September 22, 2016
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  • Call for Lecturers Attending Habitat III

    Nairobi, 21 September 2016 – UN-Habitat is looking for new potential lecturers for the 4th season of the Global Urban Lectures. Experts interested in participating in the lectures who are already travelling to Quito for Habitat III...

    • Posted September 21, 2016
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  • Experts discuss ICT as a solution for mobility

    Kiambu, Kenya 15 September 2016– Experts from UN-Habitat, telecommunications giant Ericsson, Mat Q- a leading transport sectors’ web based ERP System – and the County Government of Kiambu among other stakeholders held a consultative meeting in Nairobi which...

    • Posted September 15, 2016
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  • Addressing the needs of slum dwellers a top priority for Government of Botswana

    Gaborone, 15 September 2016—The government of Botswana has reiterated its commitment to making the needs of slum dwellers a top priority. Towards this end, Botswana’s Ministry of Lands and Housing convened a national workshop to discuss the...

    • Posted September 15, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and IUTC to hold a training workshop

    Nairobi, 15 September 2016—UN-Habitat and the International Urban Training Centre are organizing a workshop ‘Action Planning for Cities Supported by the Cities Prosperity Index’ to run between November 7-12 November, 2016. The workshop is tailored to the...

    • Posted September 15, 2016
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  • Dr. Clos visits Japan to promote Habitat 3 and sustainable urbanization

    Tokyo 14 September 2016—On an official mission to Japan, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos met with the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Mr. Keiichi Ishii and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Koichi Aiboshi. The purpose...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • Joint programme continues to see real results in second phase

    The United Nations Joint Programme on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG) in Somalia involves UN-Habitat and four other UN agencies. The first phase of JPLG began in 2008 and ended in 2012. JPLG II (2013–2017)...

    • Posted September 12, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat youth forum on urban economy in the refugee settlement

    Kakuma, Kenya 12 September 2016—UN-Habitat and its partners recently hosted a forum to train a group of youths from Kakuma and Kalobeyei on urban economy. Mr. Geidon Loitalem Angelei, delegate from the Ministry of Trade, Industrialization and Enterprise...

    • Posted September 12, 2016
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  • Chengdu and UN-Habitat revive their environmental partnership

    Nairobi, 12 September 2016 – A delegation from the municipality of Chengdu, located in the Sichuan region of China, visited the UN-Habitat headquarters to agree on a newly developed project. This project will be developed by the Greener...

    • Posted September 12, 2016
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  • Localizing the International Guidelines on Urban and Territorial Planning (IG-UTP) in China

    Wuhan, 09 Septemebr2016 – UN-Habitat and the Wuhan Land Use and Urban Spatial Planning Research Center (WLSP) organised an Expert Group Meeting to pilot the implementation of the IG-UTP in China. The Meeting brought together experts from...

    • Posted September 9, 2016
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  • Nairobi meeting stresses synergy between airports and city stakeholders

    Nairobi 08 September 2016– Over 40 experts representing aviation and city constituencies agreed to explore ways of strengthening collaboration and cooperation between airports and urban areas. The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) was recently co-convened by UN-Habitat and International...

    • Posted September 8, 2016
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  • World Cities Report launched in Nigeria

    Akure Ondo, Nigeria 08 September 2016— The Director of UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Africa, Professor Oyebanji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka recently presented agency’s newly published World Cities Report at the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Akure Ondo State, Nigeria....

    • Posted September 8, 2016
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  • Country Profile – Syria

    The UN-Habitat country profile provides an overview of the major country specific housing and urban issues, the country’s latest urban statistics, and UN-Habitat’s programmes and outputs sorted by focus areas. The country profile document also sets out...

    • Posted September 8, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and stakeholders conduct site visit for data validation on refugee site

    Kaloyebei, 06 September 2016— A delegation from the Turkana County’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, comprising of senior planners, cartographers and surveyors, joined the UN-Habitat researchers in Kalobeyei to jointly confirm the agreed boundary and provide...

    • Posted September 6, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat and Sri Lanka strengthen cooperation

    Colombo, 5 September 2016 —UN-Habitat last week strengthened its partnership with the Government of Sri Lanka by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Housing and Construction. Mrs. W.K.K Athukorala, Secretary Ministry of Housing...

    • Posted September 5, 2016
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