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  • UN-Habitat Launches the bicycle sharing concept in Africa

    UN-Habitat- Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday jointly  launched one of the first Bicycle sharing concepts in Africa at the United Nations Headquarters in Gigiri. This...

    • Posted April 16, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat Governing Council kicks off

    The 24th Session of UN-Habitat’s Governing kicked off in Nairobi with calls to better the lives of the world’s poor. The week-long meeting was officially opened by Kenya’s newly elected President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Governing Council meets every...

    • Posted April 15, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat and Korean Institute in a partnership

    UN-Habitat and The Korea Transport Institute (KOTI) on Tuesday signed a Partnership Agreement which aims at supporting cities in developing sustainable urban transport systems with a focus on public transport. The UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa...

    • Posted April 8, 2013
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  • United Nations Human Settlements Programme Celebrates the World Water Day

    World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended...

    • Posted March 22, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat launches a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre

    UN-Habitat launched the construction of a Multifunctional Clean Energy Centre at St. Christine Community School Centre in Kibera Kenya. The project which is funded by DANIDA and UN-Habitat, is a joint initiative by the local community, Under...

    • Posted February 19, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat launches Global Wastewater Debate

    UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday announced the launch of a new Global Consultation on Wastewater Management and Water Quality for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. “The global population is expected to exceed nine billion by...

    • Posted January 14, 2013
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  • Tanzania Celebrates the United Nations 67th Anniversary

    UN-Habitat last Wednesday joined the government of Tanzania and other United Nations agencies in celebrating the 67th United Nations Day at Karimjee grounds in Dar es Salaam. The celebrations were crowned with raising of the UN flag...

    • Posted October 29, 2012
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  • Urban Energy Unit discusses energy efficient buildings with Kenya architects

    UN-Habitat presented the ‘Energy Efficiency in Buildings in East Africa’ (EEBEA) project to approximately 100 architects and town planners of the Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK). The architects had gathered in Nairobi for their annual breakfast to...

    • Posted October 26, 2012
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  • A new strategic partnership on urban mobility

    Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach...

    • Posted October 25, 2012
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  • Lake Victoria Initiative gets Acknowledgement

    The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative (LVWATSAN)has been acknowledged in a publication by a body that coordinates water issues in the United Nations wide system. The Initiative’s approach to capacity building has now been recognized as...

    • Posted May 24, 2012
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