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UN-Habitat Launches Global Municipal Database

UN-Habitat Launches Global Municipal Database

Nairobi, 24 September 2018 – A Global Municipal Database (GMD) launched by UN-Habitat provides standard indicators for municipal budgets and includes data on per capita expenditures, revenues and debt in cities worldwide. The GMD is the first database to provide standardized local level per-capita budget data and covers more than […]

UN-Habitat joins Mombasa residents for World Cleanup Day

UN-Habitat joins Mombasa residents for World Cleanup Day

Mombasa, Kenya 18 September 2018–UN-Habitat Executive Director, Maimunah Mohd Sharif, joined hundreds of Mombasa residents to take part in a clean up campaign to mark World Cleanup Day. The worldwide event  saw millions of people in over 150 countries joined hands as part of  the Let’s Do It movement to clean […]

Qatar Ambassador Jabor Bin Ali Al-Dosari and UN-Habitat Executive Director hold talks

Qatar Ambassador Jabor Bin Ali Al-Dosari and UN-Habitat Executive Director hold talks

Nairobi, 14 September 2018 — UN‐Habitat Executive Director Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif recently held talks with the Qatari Ambassador to Kenya, His Excellency Mr. Jabor Bin Ali Al-Dosari. The talks were held at the Qatari Mission offices in Nairobi and focused on the cooperation between UN-Habitat and State of Qatar […]

UN-Habitat and Shenzhen kick-start the publication of a book on the city’s transformation

UN-Habitat and Shenzhen kick-start the publication of a book on the city’s transformation

Shenzhen, China, 4 September 2018 – UN-Habitat and the city of Shenzhen recently launched a project aimed at documenting the rapid transformation of the city. The acting coordinator of UN-Habitat’s Urban and Finance Branch Marco Kamiya and Mr. Li Xiaogan, Director-General of the Publicity Department of the Communist Part of […]

Time to create safe spaces for the young generation of Kenyans

Time to create safe spaces for the young generation of Kenyans

The world celebrates International Youth Day this month with calls for the creation of safe spaces for youth. Young people in Kenya comprise the largest part of the entire population, with three quarters being under the age of 30. The provision of space is critical for their positive development.

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