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  • National seminar marks first year of the new cooperation programme between UN-Habitat and Morocco

    Rabat 17 June 2015– Within a two year programme, UN-Habitat has been partnering with the Moroccan Ministry of Housing and Urban Policy and Al Omrane Holding, the state company for urban and social housing projects with the...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and UNDP develop spatial visioning for Palestine

    Jerusalem 17 June 2015 – UN-Habitat and UNDP joined forces to curate and facilitate a spatial visioning exercise between the 6th and the 14th of June 2015. The International Society for City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP), which...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • Kenya validating its urban development policy

    Naivasha, Kenya, 17 June 2015—Kenya’s Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development is conducting a series of consultation workshops with all the 47 county governments to validate the draft National Urban Development Policy (NUDP). UN-Habitat is supporting...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • The Caribbean holds fifth Urban Forum

    Castries, Saint Lucia, 16 June 2015 – The fifth edition of the Caribbean Urban Forum held in Castries (Saint Lucia) drew to a close on Friday 12 June, after three days of intensive discussions on sustainable urbanization....

    • Posted June 16, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and Special Envoy for the Great Lakes pilot youth project

    Goma, 15 June 2015– UN-Habitat and the Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes are piloting a project aimed at addressing the many challenges facing young people in the region. The overall goal of the...

    • Posted June 15, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat takes part in Velo-City 2015 Conference

    Nantes, 15 June 2015– UN-Habitat participated in the “Velo-City 2015 Conference, held in Nantes, France from 2-5 June 2015, organised by the “European Cycling Federation” (ECF). Widely recognized as a major global platform for the exchange of...

    • Posted June 15, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat Executive Director meets Ecuadorian President on Habitat III

    Quito, Ecuador, 10 June 2015 – UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos last week undertook a two day mission to Ecuador where he held high level meetings with President Rafael Correa and the Minister of Urban Development...

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat side event at Bonn Climate Change Conference

    Bonn 10 June 2015—UN-Habitat hosted a side event at the Bonn Climate Change Conference where participants discussed cities as well as the new urban agenda. The Bonn conference was organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and government of Ceará sign an agreement on social and urban development

    Fortaleza 9 June 2015— UN-Habitat and the Brazilian state of Ceare have signed an agreement on social and urban development. Under the terms of this agreement, the work will be in the towns that are near the...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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  • European Development Days root for urbanization

    Brussels, 8 June 2015– The European Development Days, Europe’s leading forum on global development and cooperation, came to a close with a strong emphasis on the linkage between urbanization and economic development of countries. The event, held...

    • Posted June 9, 2015
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