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  • Swiss support in Cuba to benefit one million people

    Havana, 11 August 2015 – Citizens of thirteen municipalities of Cuba will benefit from an agreement signed between representatives of the Swiss Development Cooperation and UN-Habitat to improve housing infrastructure and living conditions. In addition, the cooperation...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • UNI portal to provide new outlook for partnerships with academia

    Nairobi, 10 August 2015 – A new portal launched by UN-Habitat promotes universities becoming closer partners of cities, actively engaged in problem solving, thus closing the gap between academia and practice and encouraging collaborative learning. The portal,...

    • Posted August 10, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat releases International Guidelines on Urban Territorial Planning

    Nairobi, 10 August 2015– UN-Habitat has released guidelines to provide national governments, local authorities, civil society organizations and planning professionals with a global reference framework that promotes more compact, socially inclusive, better integrated and connected cities and territories...

    • Posted August 10, 2015
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  • Forum calls for post conflict urban agenda for Colombian cities

    Bogota 7 August 2015— UN-Habitat in conjunction with its partners, the National Savings Fund (FNA) and Portfolio recently hosted a forum in Bogota during which the participants agreed for a post conflict urban agenda for Colombian cities....

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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  • Vienna hosts first mayoral conference on City Prosperity Initiative

    Vienna 30 July 2015– Over 100 participants, including more than 20 mayors and other high ranking municipal and national officials, last week participated in the first Mayoral Conference on the City Prosperity Initiative held at the United...

    • Posted August 7, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat publishes a training pack on pro-poor housing in Africa

    Nairobi, 5 August 2015– UN-Habitat has published a Training Pack on housing the poor in Africa. The pack is a resourceful training companion that is made available on-line for download from UN-Habitat website.  Training and Capacity Building...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and partners launch a new planning initiative in the State of Palestine

    Ramallah, 5 August 2015— UN-Habitat and its partners on Tuesday launched a new city-region planning initiative for three Governorates in the State of Palestine.  The Plans will be prepared with the support of UN-Habitat and a consortium...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and UNESCAP to strengthen Asian and Pacific partnerships

    Bangkok, 4 August 2015– Fifty multi-sector participants from 14 Asia-Pacific countries and development partners in the region recently converged at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand for a Partners Workshop on strengthening partnerships for sustainable...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Switzerland and Netherlands to support safe and inclusive cities

    Kabul, 4 August 2015 – The Afghanistan Ministry of Urban Development (MUDA), the Independent Directorate of Local Government (IDLG)/ General Directorate of Municipal Affairs (DGMA), the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and UN-Habitat signed a protocol today which lays...

    • Posted August 4, 2015
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  • Supporting communities in Nepal

    Kathmandu, 3 August 2015 – Martha Ramtel, 41, who lost her husband fifteen years ago and also lost her father, who has been assisting her since then, during the devastating earthquake in April this year, comes from...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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