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  • Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yangon City launched in Myanmar.

    Yangon, Myanmar, 20 February, 2015 – A seismic hazard assessment for Yangon City has been launched by the Yangon Regional Government, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD),...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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  • Planning matters for the future of Palestine, international experts declare

    Jerusalem, 20 February 2015 – An integrated approach to planning, across the whole of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), is urgently needed to support the sustainable development of Palestine, an international group of planning experts have said....

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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  • Government of India supports housing efforts in Sri Lanka

    Colombo 19 February 2015 – The Government of India in June 2010 announced that it would construct 50,000 houses as part of its post-conflict rehabilitation efforts. The Project is being implemented as full grant assistance amounting to USD...

    • Posted February 19, 2015
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  • Americas City Network RAMA meets in Brazil to strengthen land use and planning principles

    São Paulo, Brazil, 11/02/2015 – Members of the Red de Áreas Metropolitanas de las Américas (RAMA, Metropolitan Areas of the Americas Network) held their first technical group meeting in São Paulo, Brazil. The major objectives of the meeting were to...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • Second season ‘Global Urban Lectures’ out now!

    Following the success of the first season, which to date has gathered over 25,400 views and is one of the most shared outreach initiatives of UN-Habitat, the second season of the ‘Global Urban Lectures’ continues with 8...

    • Posted February 9, 2015
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  • Call for Nomination 2015-2017; UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • Participatory City Workshop held in Herat City, Afghanistan

    Herat, 5 February 2015: A participatory City Workshop was held on 4 February 2015 in the Municipality of Herat. It was attended by over 80 local stakeholders, including government officials, including Mayor Ghulam Ghaws Nikbin, Municipal staff,...

    • Posted February 5, 2015
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  • UN Report Calls for Wastewater Focus in Post-2015 Agenda

    Nairobi, 2 February 2015 – Only 20 per cent of global wastewater is currently being treated, leaving low-income countries hardest hit by contaminated water supplies and disease, according to a UN report which encourages governments to see...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat marks Green Apple Day of Service

    Amman – the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) marked the green apple day of service in a joint event that was held at Princess Alia High School in cooperation with the Jordan Green Building Council, Greater...

    • Posted January 26, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat Executive Director concludes Official Mission to Sudan

    Khartoum, 22 January 2015 – UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment, Forestries and Urbanisation of Sudan which outlines their commitment to work together on sustainable urban...

    • Posted January 22, 2015
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