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  • UN-Habitat joins forces with International Tunnelling Association

    UN-Habitat and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration in urban drainage management. The MOU was signed by the Executive Director of the association, Mr. Olivier Vion,...

    • Posted June 8, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat and UNIDO to promote cleaner urban industries and technologies

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will work closely to promote cleaner urban industries and technologies, as well as sustainable human settlements for the poor and low-income people....

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Gender mainstreaming a priority for UN-Habitat

    UN-Habitat and several key stakeholders recently held a five day meeting on gender mainstreaming and capacity building workshop in Kisumu, Kenya. The meeting brought together UN-Women, Association of Local Government Authorities of Kenya, Joint Programme on Gender...

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • Dr. Clos gives keynote address at international transport meeting

    UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, on Sunday delivered the main keynote speech on the occasion of the 60th World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Geneva. The speech followed the opening address from Mrs...

    • Posted May 8, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat Launches the bicycle sharing concept in Africa

    UN-Habitat- Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday jointly  launched one of the first Bicycle sharing concepts in Africa at the United Nations Headquarters in Gigiri. This...

    • Posted April 16, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat Governing Council kicks off

    The 24th Session of UN-Habitat’s Governing kicked off in Nairobi with calls to better the lives of the world’s poor. The week-long meeting was officially opened by Kenya’s newly elected President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Governing Council meets every...

    • Posted April 15, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat and Korean Institute in a partnership

    UN-Habitat and The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) on Tuesday signed a Partnership Agreement which aims at supporting cities in developing sustainable urban transport systems with a focus on public transport. The UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa...

    • Posted April 8, 2013
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  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme Celebrates the World Water Day

    World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended...

    • Posted March 22, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat launches a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre

    UN-Habitat launched the construction of a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre at St. Christine Community School Centre in Kibera Kenya. The project which is funded by DANIDA and UN-Habitat, is a joint initiative by the local community, Under...

    • Posted February 19, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat launches Global Wastewater Debate

    UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday announced the launch of a new Global Consultation on Wastewater Management and Water Quality for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. “The global population is expected to exceed nine billion by...

    • Posted January 14, 2013
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