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  • Guadalajara launches first safer cities lab and urban thinkers’ campus

    Guadalajara 6 March 2017— As a follow up of the Habitat III Special Session in Quito, last October, the City of Guadalajara (State of Jalisco) in collaboration with UN-Habitat recently launched the Laboratory of Policies for Safer...

    • Posted March 6, 2017
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  • Water and Sanitation project in Mwanza Tanzania kicks off

    Mwanza, Tanzania 22 February 2017 – Residents of Mwanza Town of Tanzania will soon start benefitting from a water and sanitation project undertaken through the UN-Habitat championed Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Programme (LVWATSAN). Gerson H. Lwege,...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • University of Nairobi launches bike share programme

    Nairobi, 21 February 2017– Supported by UN-Habitat, the Computing for Development Laboratory (C4DLab) of the University of Nairobi recently launched its new bike sharing program. In his address at the event, the university’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Peter...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • UN-Habitat hosts exhibition on consequences of rising sea levels

    Barcelona, 20 February 2017—UN Habitat’s is hosting the exhibition “Where will we go?” in the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site, in Barcelona, Spain. The audio-visual production held under the auspices of UN-Habitat’s City Resilience Profiling Programme is...

    • Posted February 20, 2017
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  • Symposium mulls how cities can improve the quality of life

    Nairobi, 15 February 2017 – A two-day conference on urban innovation in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) is underway at the UN Complex, Nairobi. This initiative is hosted by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Dates set for UN-Habitat’s Governing Council

    Nairobi, 14 February 2017 – The Executive Director of UN-Habitat has issued a statement confirming that the majority of Governing Council members have agreed that the twenty-sixth Governing Council will be celebrated in Nairobi from 8 to...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Training and Policy Dialogue on Developing a National Urban Policy for Liberia

    Monrovia, 14 February 2017 – The critical contributions a National Urban Policy could bring to safeguard Liberia’s sustainable urbanization was deliberated during two workshops in the country’s capital city Monrovia. Co-organized with Cities Alliance and the Ministry...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • Bridging the gap between national governments, partners, UN for SDG 11

    Naivasha, 14 February 2017 – UN-Habitat’s first technical meeting on human settlements indicators for SDGs opened today with more than 50 participants from the Kenya national government, national statistics agency, the private sector, academic institutions, non-profit organizations...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • Deputy Executive Director says UN-Habitat to localise global research work in refugee project

    Kalobeyei, 13 February 2014– On a mission to the Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement Development Programme (KSEDP), UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira announced that the agency would bring together policy and research work from a global...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • The Role of Housing Finance in Making the New Urban Agenda a Reality in Africa

    Nairobi, 13 February 2017– During a working meeting held at UN-Habitat headquarters recently, the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF) presented the key findings of its 2016 Yearbook on Housing Finance in Africa. CAHF Executive...

    • Posted February 13, 2017
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