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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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  • Voting opens for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    Nairobi, 31 July 2015– UN-Habitat is now inviting young people between the ages of 16 to 32 from around the world to vote for their representatives for the 2015-2017 UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board...

    • Posted July 31, 2015
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  • PSUP Physical infrastructure projects launched as part of Phase 3 implementation in Bissighin

    Bissighin, Burkina Faso, 27 July 2015— The official launch of PSUP physical infrastructure projects took place recently in Bissighin, Burkina Faso, to mark the effective start of physical implementation of work on the ground. The launch took...

    • Posted July 28, 2015
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  • Mayors launch urban climate change alliance at Vatican symposium

    Vatican, 24 July 2015 – Mayors from cities around the world have signed a declaration at a symposium on sustainable cities which includes a commitment of mayors and other partners to contribute to implementation of the urban...

    • Posted July 24, 2015
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