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  • Viet Nam plans launch of City Prosperity Index

    HA NOI, 21 November 2014— The Ministry of Construction and a UN agency have taken the first steps to establishing a City Prosperity Index for Viet Nam.This was announced at a workshop held yesterday in Ha Noi,...

    • Posted November 21, 2014
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  • Empowering Local Authorities in India

    Nairobi, 20 November 2014: The importance of empowering local authorities to enable them to implement concrete changes to urban development has been highlighted at a recent meeting of more than 1,000 representatives of national, state and local...

    • Posted November 20, 2014
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  • Remembering Haiyan One Year After

    Manila, 19 November 2014— Collaborative efforts between local government units, international and national organizations, and UN agencies held sway on November 8 to commemorate the first anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda in the Philippines). UN-Habitat...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • A new pan American network of metropolises formed

    Montreal, 19 November 2014 – A new network was created this week bringing together metropolitan authorities of South America, Central America and North America. Known as the Network of Metropolitan Areas of the Americas (RAMA in Spanish, French...

    • Posted November 19, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat ready to support India’s urban agenda – Clos

    Delhi, 14 November 2014: UN-Habitat’s Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos has said that the agency is committed to help Prime Minister Modi to implement ambitious plans that he has recently announced for the sustainable development of India’s...

    • Posted November 15, 2014
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  • Singapore Centre for Liveable Cities on a study tour of Nairobi

     Nairobi, 14 November 2014 –A delegation from the Singapore Center for Liveable Cities (CLC) successfully undertook a one week study tour of Nairobi. During the tour, the Centre and UN Habitat initiated a new learning programme for city...

    • Posted November 14, 2014
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  • Expert Group propose International Guidelines to shape the Sustainable Development of Cities

    Fukuoka, Japan, 12 November 2014: Over 35 experts met from 11 to 12 November 2014 in Fukuoka, Japan to finalise the drafting of international  guidelines on urban and territorial planning . In accordance with the Resolution 24/3...

    • Posted November 12, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director addresses ACP Subcommittee meeting

    Brussels, 11 November 2014— UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Kacyira Kirabo last Friday attended a meeting of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States meeting in Brussels where she appraised the ambassadors and representatives present on...

    • Posted November 11, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat takes part in South Africa’s National Human Settlements Indaba and Exhibition

    Johannesburg, 6 November 2014- The Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo took part in South Africa’s Indaba  and Exhibition aimed at building partnerships for accelerated human settlements delivery. The meeting specifically considered South Africa’s progress in enhancing...

    • Posted November 7, 2014
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  • Urban meetings bring together specialists in Mexico

    Mexico, 31 October 2014 – Urban experts met in the Mexican cities of Zapopan and Monterrey during the “Planning Dense Cities in the 21st Century: Tools for Redevelopment” conferences held between 29 and 31 October 2014. In...

    • Posted November 6, 2014
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