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  • Four start-ups launched in Jubbaland following intensive training of youth in construction skills

    March 2019 Kismayo, Somalia – As part of the Somalia Strengthening Institutions for Public Works Project RAJO (SSIPWP) and Youth Employment Somalia (YES), 280 young Somali women and men have graduated from three months of comprehensive training...

    • Posted March 25, 2019
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  • UN-Habitat gives life back to Mogher Tehine

    Baalbek, Lebanon, 25 March 2019– In the old tiny alleys of Baalbek, enthusiastic workers dig into the rich caves of what is commonly known as Mogher Tehine, an archaeological site encompassing natural caves and manmade tunnels built...

    • Posted March 25, 2019
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  • As the World Water Day is celebrated, access to water and sanitation is still a human right

    Nairobi, 22 March 2019 – As the World Water Day is marked today, it is worth noting that billions still lack safe water and sanitation facilities. These people are being left behind for reasons related to their...

    • Posted March 22, 2019
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  • Russian smart city Concept promotes sustainable urban development

    Kaluga, Russia, 15 March 2019 – UN -Habitat and the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation (Minstroy), the Kaluga Region Government, and a non-profit organization Digital economy have jointly convened an international...

    • Posted March 22, 2019
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  • Youth Waste groups and Private Sector Gather for Training and Partnership

    Nairobi, 20 March 2019— On the last day of the just concluded 4th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA), 24 young men and women from the Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group (MECYG) hosted Precious Plastics, a group of young...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • UN-Habitat and Tongji University launch publications on rehabilitating urban rivers and net zero carbon villages

    Nairobi, 19 March 2019—UN-Habitat Executive Director Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif and Prof. Wu Jiang, the Executive Vice President of Tongji University last week jointly launched two publications on rehabilitation of polluted urban rivers and guidelines for net...

    • Posted March 19, 2019
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  • UN-Habitat Assembly Booklet

    UN-Habitat is holding its first ever UN-Habitat Assembly bringing together all 193 member states from 27 – 31 May 2019. The Assembly, which meets every four years, will be in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi where UN-Habitat is headquartered....

    • Posted March 15, 2019
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  • Urban Impact March 2019 Edition

    Nairobi March 2019 –  The latest new-look edition of UN-Habitat’s quarterly newsletter –  Urban Impact – is out now. The newsletter presents stories about the UN-Habitat’s work to improve the lives of people living in towns, cities...

    • Posted March 15, 2019
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  • UN Environment Assembly hosts inaugural Cities Summit

    Nairobi, 13 March 2019 – UN-Habitat and UN Environment, together with ICLEI, UCLG and Cities Alliance, co-hosted the first Cities Summit during the Fourth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA4) in Nairobi. Held under the theme Innovation for...

    • Posted March 15, 2019
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  • Platform to promote sustainable recovery and resilience launched in Iraq

    Baghdad, Iraq – 11 March 2019 – The Ministry of Planning and the Council of Ministers Secretariat in Iraq have launched the National Platform for Reconstruction and Development jointly with UN-Habitat. The platform provides up-to-date information on...

    • Posted March 13, 2019
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