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  • Refugees and host communities to benefit from community centre

    Kalobeyei, Kenya 7 November 2017– With funding from the Government of Japan, UN-Habitat is seeking to support sustainable livelihoods development complementing the Turkana County Government efforts geared towards improving livelihoods of the host community and refugees in...

    • Posted November 7, 2017
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  • Palestinian Urban Forum Recommends National Spatial Plan Completion

    Birzeit, West Bank, 6 November 2017 – The Second Palestinian Urban Forum was launched on Monday, 30 October, at Birzeit University under the theme “Localizing the New Urban Agenda: Shaping the Future of Palestinian Cities”. The preliminary...

    • Posted November 6, 2017
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  • Supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction process in Ecuador

    Quito, 6 November 2017—The project “Supporting the post-earthquake reconstruction process in Ecuador” was initiated as an answer to the disaster caused by Ecuador’s earthquake which occured April of 2016 leaving in its wake a chain of destructions....

    • Posted November 6, 2017
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  • Key partners discuss reconstruction and recovery of Mosul after liberation fro ISIL

    Baghdad,6 November 2017 – UN-Habitat, under the patronage of the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, hosted a seminar in Baghdad to discuss Planning Prospects for the Reconstruction and Recovery of Mosul. The event gathered a wide...

    • Posted November 6, 2017
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  • Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 launched

    Guangzhou, 2 November 2017 – The Global Urban Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 –Housing Prices: changing World Cities has been launched. The launch was done on 30 October, 2017, during the World Cities Day – Global Urban Competitiveness Forum...

    • Posted November 2, 2017
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  • SDGs adopted as framework for Norwegian municipality

    New Asker, Norway, 31 October 31, 2017– New Asker, a municipality located just North of Oslo, is adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework for the reformulation of the new municipality. Norwegian municipalities are in...

    • Posted October 31, 2017
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  • Innovative governance celebrated on World Cities Day

    Guangzhou, 31 October 2017 – UN-Habitat joined partners around the world in celebrating World Cities Day under the theme Innovative Governance, Open Cities. The global celebration was marked in Guangzhou, China, where Dr Joan Clos, UN-Habitat’s Executive...

    • Posted October 31, 2017
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  • First evaluation for the Dubai International Award submissions begins

    Dubai 31, October 2017 – The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Dubai International Award is meeting in Dubai from 30th October to 2nd November 2017 to undertake the first selection stage of the 11th round of...

    • Posted October 31, 2017
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  • Berlin hosts The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on transport’s SDG target

    Berlin 31 October 2017—The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on“Refining the Metadata Methodology for Monitoring SDG 11.2: by 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all”, was recently held in Berlin, Germany (http://www.urban-pathways.org/conference-agenda.html)....

    • Posted October 31, 2017
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  • National workshop on climate-resilient urban plans and designs brings “Aha!” moments

    Quezon City, Philippines., October 27, 2017— Despite the recent suspension of work and classes due to a public transport strike affecting all of Metro Manila, about 40 representatives from five Philippine national government agencies showed up for...

    • Posted October 27, 2017
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