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  • Afghanistan holds national urban conference

    Kabul, 9 November 2015— On the occasion of the “World Urbanism Day”, also known as “World Town Planning Day”, the government of Afghanistan held a national urban conference jointly hosted by the Minister of Urban Development Affairs,...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • Japanese Ambassador opens pre-school built through Un-Habitat Infrastructure Project

    Kilinochchi, 5 November 2015– Japanese ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mr. Kenichi Suganuma and his wife Madam Akiko, visited Kilinochchi district this week where he opened the Peptees Preschool in Vivekanadanagar East Village constructed through UN-Habitat’s post conflict...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • DiMSUR holds third Executive Board meeting

    Maputo, 5 November 2015– The Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) held its third Executive Board meeting in Maputo, Mozambique. DiMSUR was launched in 2014 by the Governments of Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and the Union of...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • Burkina Faso holds first ever National Urban Forum

    Ouagadougou 5 November 2015– Burkina Faso held its first ever National Urban Forum in late October in the capital Ouagadougou bringing together high ranking government officials, experts and representatives from the civil society, the professional associations working...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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  • The Future of the World lies within the Development of intermediate Cities

    Montería Colombia 5 November 2015– UN- Habitat, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Andalucia Agency for Development International Cooperation, and Monteria City Council collaborated to organize the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on “The Role of Intermediate...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Madrid celebrates UN at 70

    Madrid 4 November 2015—Hundreds of people gathered at the the Conde Duque cultural centre in central Madrid on the 24th of October to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter at The...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat hosts meeting on urban regeneration in Mexico City

    Mexico City, 4 November 2015 – UN-Habitat recently organized an Expert Group Meeting to provide concrete recommendations for the Urban Regeneration process of the City of Mexico. A team of eight international urban planning experts and more...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • On occasion of World Cities Day, Angola commissions UN-Habitat office

    Luanda, 4 November 2015 – To commemorate this year’s World Cities Day, Angola’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning organized a two day national celebration on human settlements, key feature of which was the official opening of...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • El Salvador launches national policy on habitat and housing

    El Salvador, 3 November 2015– During World Cities Day, the president of El Salvador, Salvador Sanchez Cerén, launched the National Housing and Habitat Policy (NHHP) that seeks to facilitate access to decent housing for families and opportunities...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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  • World Cities Day marked successfully across the globe

    Nairobi/Milan 31 October 2015—Successful events were held across the globe to mark the second World Cities Day. Dubbed ‘Designed to live together’, the highlight of this year’s event was in Milan where the celebrations marked the end...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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