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  • Online platform to track impact of programming in Afghanistan

    Kabul, 23 July 2014 – UN-Habitat has launched an innovative online monitoring tool employing Google Maps to document the progress of community and municipal-led development projects in Afghanistan. The initiative has been undertaken as part of programming...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • Nigeria to work with UN-Habitat to promote youth empowerment

    Nairobi, 22 July 2014—The Federal Republic of Nigeria on Tuesday signed an agreement with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) which seeks, among other objectives, to promote urban youth empowerment. The agreement was penned at the UN-Habitat...

    • Posted July 22, 2014
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  • Second phase of Lake Victoria projects kicks off next month

    The second phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative will kick off next month, it has been announced. A meeting of the Regional Policy Steering Committee met in Nairobi on 29th-30th June 2011 and agreed...

    • Posted July 21, 2014
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  • Dr. Joan Clos re-elected by General Assembly Decision

    New York, 18 July 2014: Following the recommendation of the Secretary-General, after consultation with Member States, the General Assembly re-elected Joan Clos ( Spain) as Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for a...

    • Posted July 19, 2014
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  • Kenyan university offers post-graduate degree in sustainable urban development

    Nairobi, 15 July 2014: With support from UN-Habitat, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology has launched a Masters in Sustainable Urban Development, as well as Doctoral programmes by research and thesis in areas of urban...

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • Global cities come together on city resilience profiling

    Barcelona, 12 July 2014: The first meeting of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP) took place earlier this month with four member cities meeting in Spain. The Programme brought together representatives from Beirut, Concepción-Talcahuano, Wellington, and the...

    • Posted July 15, 2014
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  • Landless returnees in South Sudan benefit from UN-Habitat housing project

    Juba 10 July 2014—Mr. Andrew Loggali is a very grateful man. After several years renting a house, he has achieved what is to almost all human beings a great dream- he is the proud owner of a...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Philippines engages urban stakeholders in preparing Habitat III National Report

    Manila, 11 July 2014 – The Philippines has been conducting a series of extensive sub-national and national consultation workshops since April this year with diverse urban actors such as national government officials, local authorities, civil society, private...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • New agreement establishes Myanmar climate change alliance

    Nay Pyi Taw, 10 July 2014 – A Memorandum of Understanding was signed today at Amara Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and...

    • Posted July 11, 2014
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  • Harness IT to improve urban governance – Kacyira

    Barcelona, 9 July 2014: UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Aisa Kacyira, has said that we can improve governance in our cities and urban areas by harnessing the power of information technology. Speaking at...

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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