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  • Women contributing to Afghan Safer Cities, thanks to donors’ support

    Herat, Afghanistan 12 October 2017– The Dutch ambassador to Afghanistan, Geoffrey van Leeuwen, recently made a visit to five project sites of the Afghanistan Urban Peacebuilding Programme (AUPP) in District 13th of Herat City. It is an...

    • Posted October 23, 2017
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  • New countries and cities to benefit from low emission development support

    Nairobi, 20 October 2017 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), are expanding their work on low emission planning to a further four countries. A second phase of...

    • Posted October 20, 2017
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  • UN-Habitat and partners launch the Urban Pathway project

    Berlin, 18 October 2017-UN-Habitat, together with its partners, the Wuppertal Institute of Climate, Energy and Environment and UN Environment launched the “ Urban Pathways-Supporting Low Carbon Plans for basic services at a two-days’ workshop in Germany. The...

    • Posted October 19, 2017
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  • Promoting land governance for peace and stability in DRC

    Kinshasa, 13 October 2017 – UN-Habitat in close collaboration the Ministry of Land Affairs through the National Commission on land reform (CONAREF) recently organised a national workshop in Kinshasa on the “elaboration of provincial strategies for improving...

    • Posted October 13, 2017
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  • Building resilience to support restitution of displaced persons with Displacement Solutions

    Barcelona, 11 October 2017 – A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between UN-Habitat and Displacement Solutions, an organisation working on rights-based land solutions to climate displacement, outlining a framework for collaboration between the two organisations; globally,...

    • Posted October 11, 2017
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  • Public space improves lives of youth living in slums says newly released report finds

    Nairobi, 5 October 2017 – A newly released report on the Mathare Slum in Kenya finds that public space can provide access to education, generate income generating activities and increased political engagement. When one imagines public space,...

    • Posted October 5, 2017
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  • Achieving SDG 11: One city at a time

    Gaborone, 05 October 2017 – The Government of Botswana in partnership with UN-Habitat and UNECA held an inception workshop to kick-start the process of monitoring and reporting on Sustainable Development Goal 11. Botswana is one of the four...

    • Posted October 5, 2017
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  • World Habitat Day starts thirty days of promoting sustainable urban development

    Nairobi, 3 October 2017 – Thirty days of promoting issues, challenges and solutions around urbanization got underway yesterday with the celebration of World Habitat Day in UN-Habitat’s host city, Nairobi, and in global centres around the world....

    • Posted October 3, 2017
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    Nairobi, 26 September 2017 – Registration for the world’s premier conference on cities and urbanization, the World Urban Forum, has now opened. UN-Habitat, which coordinates the biennial event, is inviting stakeholders and partners from across the spectrum...

    • Posted September 26, 2017
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  • Guangzhou to host global observance of 2017 World Cities Day

    Guangzhou, 22 September 2017 – The global observation of 2017 World Cities Day will be held in Guangzhou on 31 October, as recently announced in a media briefing in the city. The event is organized by United Nations...

    • Posted September 22, 2017
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