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  • 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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • The New Urban Agenda will be decided in Quito

    Ecuador will host the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in October 2016 New York, 19 December 2014 The United Nations General Assembly welcomed today the offer by the Government of Ecuador to host...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat hosts conference on credit ratings in Jordan

    Amman 22 December 2014 – UN-Habitat organized a conference on December 16, 2014 in Amman, Jordan to finalize the results of the first ever credit rating project conducted in Jordan. UN-Habitat organized this conference in collaboration with...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director attends the Future Saudi Cities Programme

    Riyadh 18 December 2014 – The UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira last week addressed the first World Cities Day celebration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The national event in Riyadh, co-organized in partnership...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Fukuoka, 18 December 2014 – As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami, UN-Habitat draws attention to the results achieved in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Maldives, and the lessons learned. UN-Habitat now...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Southern Africa to benefit from Risk Reduction Centre

    Lilongwe, 18 December 2014 – A new regional centre for southern Africa will help develop resilience action plans, vulnerability mapping and disaster risk reduction as well as climate change adaptation planning. The Technical Centre for Risk Reduction Management,...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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