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  • National Report for Habitat III English & Arabic

    The annual rate of population growth in the last census period (2001-2010) has reached 7.6%, the country’s population is projected to reach 2.2 million by 2030. The youth population aged between15-30 years comprises 30% of the total...

    • Posted December 2, 2018
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  • Habitat III opens with calls for commitment, implementation of the NUA

    Quito, 17 October 2016 – Making the New Urban Agenda a cornerstone of participatory, integrated and  sustainable urban development is the core message from the opening of Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • Indigenous peoples call for a seat at the urban table

    Otavalo, Ecuador, 13 October 2016 – With just days to go until the opening of the Habitat III conference in Quito, stakeholders have come to together to discuss the importance of including indigenous peoples, and especially youth...

    • Posted October 13, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat Goes Global with New Arabic Website

    Cairo, 12 October 2016 – Today UN-Habitat launches its global website in Arabic, ar.unhabitat.org, as well as two new social media channels on Twitter and Facebook reporting globally on UN-Habitat’s updates and activities in Arabic. The Arabic...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • Discussions push ever closer to adoption of a New Urban Agenda

    Nairobi, 5 August 2016 – In preparation for the Habitat III conference to be held in Quito in October, the third session of the Preparatory Committee – PrepCom3 – closed with strong progress towards the adoption of...

    • Posted August 5, 2016
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  • UN-Habitat presents global tool to measure sustainable urban development

    Surabaya, 25 July 2016 – UN-Habitat has developed a tool that can measure the prosperity of a city through its City Prosperity Initiative. Eduardo Moreno, Director of the Research and Capacity Development at UN-Habitat presented the new...

    • Posted July 25, 2016
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  • Building sustainable cities major factor in meeting SDGs says Clos

    Surabaya, 25 July 2016 – UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos has said that much of the success in achieving the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda will depend on “building sustainable cities.” Dr Clos made the...

    • Posted July 25, 2016
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  • Urban Dialogues Open Up Electronic Platform For Debate On New Urban Agenda

    New York, 6 July 2015 – A new electronic platform allowing people from all over the world to contribute to the debates around the New Urban Agenda has been launched as part of the activities leading up...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat Executive Director meets Ecuadorian President on Habitat III

    Quito, Ecuador, 10 June 2015 – UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos last week undertook a two day mission to Ecuador where he held high level meetings with President Rafael Correa and the Minister of Urban Development...

    • Posted June 10, 2015
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  • More than 400 participants converge in Quito to debate sustainable construction

    Quito 28 April 2015– More than 400 participants recently converged in Quito, Ecuador for the first International Forum on Sustainable Cities and Buildings that addressed various topics around sustainable construction. The event was organized by the Secretariat...

    • Posted April 28, 2015
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  • Experts from Eastern Europe discuss preparations for Habitat III

    Minsk, 25 March 2015 – National coordinators and experts from Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Russia met in the Republic of Belarus, earlier this month to discuss preparations for the Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on...

    • Posted March 27, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat hosts a side event on cities in New York

    New York, 17 March 2015 – During the 59th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, the side event Habitat III, Beijing+20 and the City We Need was hosted by the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat,...

    • Posted March 18, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat at the World Conference on Disaster and Risk Reduction (WCDRR)

    The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for sustainable urban development. It is mandated to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities while advocating adequate shelter for all. As the lead...

    • Posted March 13, 2015
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  • Call for Regional and Thematic meetings for Habitat III

    As part of the preparatory process towards Habitat III, Member States, local organizations and other institutions are encouraged to organize regional or thematic meetings to ensure an inclusive and focused discussion on sustainable urban development for a...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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  • Regional and Thematic meetings

    Regional and thematic meetings for the preparatory process of Habitat III A number of official regional and thematic high level meetings involving a wide range of participants will debate priorities for the New Urban Agenda and policy...

    • Posted January 16, 2015
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  • The New Urban Agenda will be decided in Quito

    Ecuador will host the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in October 2016 New York, 19 December 2014 The United Nations General Assembly welcomed today the offer by the Government of Ecuador to host...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Urban Thinkers Campus: Towards a Participatory and Inclusive Habitat III

    Caserta, Italy, 17 October 2014; This week, UN-Habitat convened the first Urban Thinkers Campus: an innovative, inclusive, and intimate gathering of a diverse array of urban thinkers convened as the next step in The City We Need...

    • Posted October 18, 2014
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  • We committed ourselves to implement the Habitat Agenda – Ban Ki-moon

    New York, 17 September 2014 – The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, told member state representatives that guided by the principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and considering that human beings are at...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • Opening Statement of the Secretary-General of the Conference

    New York, 17 September 2014 – Habitat III PrepCom 1 Excellences, Distinguished delegates, Ladies and gentlemen, It is an honour for me to open the first session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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  • First session of Preparatory Committee of Habitat III opens in New York

    New York, 17 September 2014—The first session of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) opened in New York on Wednesday with calls for urgent action towards achieving...

    • Posted September 17, 2014
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