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  • Myanmar poor to benefit from Japan supported UN-Habitat initiative

    Naw Pyi Taw, 24 March 2015– UN-Habitat will assist vulnerable communities on reconstructing community infrastructure in ethnic minority areas, and on reconstructing houses in Yangon region with a grant contribution of USD 5.3 million by the Government...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and UN-Women host event on Public Space

    New York, 24 March 2014– During the 59th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, the Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira and the Deputy Executive Director of UN Women Lakshmi Puri...

    • Posted March 24, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and Red Cross To Partner on Post-Disaster Housing

    Sendai, 19 March 2015 – UN-Habitat and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they will work together on promoting adequate shelter and settlements for all,...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Sendai marks start of new framework on urban resilience towards New Urban Agenda

    Sendai, 18 March 2015- This week, the international community has been meeting in the city of Sendai, Japan, to discuss a new Framework for Action on Disaster Risk Reduction and political declaration within the United Nations World Conference on...

    • Posted March 19, 2015
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  • Mayors from Africa in China to discuss greener cities and South-South cooperation

    Shanghai, 18 March 2015- Tongji University, in collaboration with UN-Habitat and UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, has held a workshop on Planning for Greener Cities and South-South Cooperation in Africa. 25 representatives from 8 African cities attended...

    • Posted March 18, 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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  • City Climate Action Plans spotlight at Oslo workshop

    Oslo, 17 March 2015 – More than 30 experts from around the world met in Oslo, Norway last week 2-3 March for a two-day expert group meeting on global Guidelines for City Climate Action Plans. The meeting...

    • Posted March 17, 2015
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  • Japan Provides USD 4.2 million to Improve Learning in Sri Lanka

    Colombo, 12 March 2015– The Government of Japan is providing funding of USD 4,201,541 through the UN-Habitat for the sustainable resettlement of conflict affected people through community-driven improvement of the learning environment in Mannar District. Over the...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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  • Kick-off workshop on Rapid Planning in Danang City

    Danang, Vietnam 12 March 2015 –UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Danang Institute for Social Economic Development this week organized a workshop to launch rapid planning in the city and which brought together national and foreign experts. According...

    • Posted March 12, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat trains Ethiopian mayors on leadership and planned urbanization

    Addis Ababa 11 March 2015 – Thirty-five mayors from Ethiopia’s Oromia Region last month benefited from a 5 day training programme organised by UN-Habitat. The training was part of the “Capacity Building for City Leaders in Ethiopia” programme...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and Thailand WASH project kicks off

    Kisumu and Kakamega, Kenya 11 March 2015 – UN-Habitat in partnership with the Royal Kingdom of Thailand together with the County Governments of Kakamega and Kisumu last month launched the Thailand and UN-Habitat partnership for WASH in schools...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • French President visits Guiuan and meets local leaders, fisherfolk and the youth

    Manila 6 March 2015—On his Philippines tour, French President Francois Hollande’s made a whistle stop visit of Guiuan, meeting local leaders, fishermen and the youth. Guiuan, a second-class municipality at the southern tip of Eastern Samar, facing...

    • Posted March 6, 2015
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  • Rwanda: from Emergency Response to Sustainable Urbanisation

    Kigali, 5 March 2015 – A delegation from the Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) to UN-Habitat joined by the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat recently visited Rwanda to learn about the work UN-Habitat has...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat reaches out to Lamu County of Kenya

    Nairobi 4 March 2015 – UN-Habitat last week hosted a consultative meeting in Gigiri with officials from Lamu County Government. The aim of the meeting was to explore possible areas of collaboration to support the county government in...

    • Posted March 5, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and AfDB in joint efforts to address Africa’s housing challenges

    Nairobi 4 March 2014 – More than 200 participants from 40 African countries took part in three consultation workshops organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB) in collaboration with UN-Habitat to discuss the challenges and opportunities to...

    • Posted March 4, 2015
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  • Public space in spotlight at Manila conference

    Manila, 2 March 2015 – An Interactive Conference on “Public Space and the New Urban Agenda” took place in Pasay City, Manila, jointly organized by UN-Habitat, League of Cities of the Philippines and Future of Places in...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat launches call for Urban Youth Fund applications

    Nairobi, 26 February 2015- UN-Habitat on Thursday launched call for applications for the Urban Youth Fund. In its seventh year, the Fund provides grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years who are piloting innovative...

    • Posted February 26, 2015
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  • Asia and Pacific region mayors call for efforts towards resilient cities

    Bangkok 24 February 2015 – The first Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2015 was organized on 11-13 February 2015 in Bangkok, bringing together over 300 participants from the region, mainly mayors and local authorities. It was a lead up...

    • Posted February 24, 2015
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  • Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yangon City launched in Myanmar.

    Yangon, Myanmar, 20 February, 2015 – A seismic hazard assessment for Yangon City has been launched by the Yangon Regional Government, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD),...

    • Posted February 23, 2015
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  • Planning matters for the future of Palestine, international experts declare

    Jerusalem, 20 February 2015 – An integrated approach to planning, across the whole of the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), is urgently needed to support the sustainable development of Palestine, an international group of planning experts have said....

    • Posted February 20, 2015
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