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  • Brazilian state to pilot a UN-Habitat sustainable development plan

    Belem, Brazil, 25 August 2015– The state of Pará in Brazil will serve as a pilot model for a UN-Habitat sustainable development plan which aims to implement a methodology to anticipate problems in areas impacted by large...

    • Posted August 25, 2015
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  • Palestinian youth encouraged on volunteerism and civic engagement

    Hebron City, Palestine, 24 August 2015–UN-Habitat and Hebron Municipality with funding from the Saudi Committee for the Palestinian People Relief last week organized an open day for youth and children in Hebron city to strengthen the spirit...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat, ARCADIS and KULeuven help rebuilding effort in Nepal

    Kathmandu, 24 August 2015 – ARCADIS, UN-Habitat – the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, and KU Leuven are partnering to develop an urban recovery and development program for immediate action in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. In response to...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • Hundreds attend exhibition on sustainable housing

    Kathmandu 24 August 2015—Hundreds of people including practitioners, entrepreneurs, and students attended a three-day exhibition on ‘Sustainable and Safer Housing Technologies’. The feedback received from visitors showed that there is a huge demand for earthquake resilient low-cost...

    • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • Creative Lab on urban basic services infrastructure held in Kigali

    Kigali, 21 August 2015 – UN-Habitat has held an international summer school in the Rwandan capital under the motto “Interacting Infrastructures”. The Creative Lab brought together international students from Cameroon, Colombia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Nigeria and...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat promotes youth centres in search for peace in Great Lakes Region

    Kigali-Rubavu-Goma, 21 August 2015– . UN-Habitat together with the Office of the Special Envoy of the Secretary General (SESG) for the Great Lakes Region last week held a planning workshop to promote the creation of youth centers...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards reaches Inno Way

    Beijing 21 August 2015— UN-Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Awards has walked  into Inno Way in Zhongguancun, China’s silicon valley, to promote the Chinese version of the submission entry of the Awards and conduct a two-day exchange...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • Slum residents contribute to participatory design of community hall

    Nairobi, 21 August 2015 – In a landmark project initiated by UN-Habitat and coordinated by the Global Network for Sustainable Housing, the University of Cambridge has engaged a team of researchers to design a community centre in...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat goes live with global French website

    Nairobi, 20 August 2015: As part of its advocacy, outreach and communications strategy started in 2012, UN-Habitat launched its global website in French  today, alongside two new social media channels Twitter and Facebook reporting globally on UN-Habitat’s...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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  • First wave of women trainees graduate from UN-Habitat technical training centre in Palestine

    Hebron, 12 August 2015 – The first 59 women graduates from the King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Technical and Vocational Training Center in Hebron City have received their certificates of completion for their course work. The centre...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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