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  • We are ready for you; Malaysia welcomes the world to WUF9

    Nairobi, 10 May 2017—Malaysia today made an equivocal statement that they were ready to host the ninth session of the World Urban Forum next year. At a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing 26th Governing...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • ACP, EC and UN-Habitat partnership announces a new USD 11 million for improving life in slums

    Nairobi, 10 May 2017—A new USD 11 million has been secured for the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme to empower African, Caribbean and Pacific countries transform the living conditions of slum dwellers. The Programme is an initiative of...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Japan extends extra USD 9.7 million to shelter victims of Iraq crisis

    Erbil, 7 May 2017- The government of Japan has extended an extra USD 9.7 million to UN-Habitat to address the shelter needs for those affected by the ongoing crisis in Iraq. The contribution allows UN-Habitat to continue...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • New Approaches to Women’s Empowerment in a Changing Urban World

    Nairobi 9 May 2017– The 26th Session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council provided the perfect opportunity for the 2nd Gender Forum. The Gender Forum brings together women and men passionate about sustainable development, gender equality and women’s...

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • Opening UN-Habitat’s 26th Governing Council President Kenyatta wants the agency empowered

    Nairobi, 8 May 2017—The 26th Governing Council of UN-Habitat opened in Nairobi with President Uhuru Kenyatta calling for the agency’s empowerment. Some 650 delegates representing governments, partners and stakeholders are already accredited and are attending the Governing...

    • Posted May 8, 2017
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  • Youth and experts plan better public spaces in Mathare informal settlement

    Nairobi, May 4, 2017 – On the doorstep of the 26th Session of UN-Habitat’s Governing Council, youth came together with experts from around the world to improve on public spaces and informal settlements. Participating in the Urban...

    • Posted May 5, 2017
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  • Improving Knowledge on National Urban Policy to Change Mindsets

    Yaoundé, 4 May 2017 – Over 40 government officials, including 16 women, representing 10 institutions attended a day-long training on national urban policy development processes in the capital of the Republic of Cameroon, Yaoundé. In the preparation...

    • Posted May 5, 2017
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  • Revitalizing Nairobi’s railways

    Nairobi, 3 May 2017 – As part of UN-Habitat’s support in the development of a sustainable approach to redevelop the current railway station area in Nairobi – just south of the Central Business District, UN-Habitat hosted a...

    • Posted May 5, 2017
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  • UN-Habitat endorses Bellagio communique

    Bellagio, Italy 28 April 2017—Early this year, the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town asked partners including UN-Agencies such as UNECA, WPF and UN-Habitat to participate in a meeting for considering potential impacts...

    • Posted April 28, 2017
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  • Brussels hosts Expert Group Meeting on SDG indicators

    Brussels 27 April 2017– The “Expert Group Meeting on Geospatial Definitions for Human Settlements Indicators of the SDGs” organized by UN-Habitat brings together leading experts on the detection of built-up areas and on the identification and classification...

    • Posted April 27, 2017
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