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  • Government of India supports housing efforts in Sri Lanka

    Colombo 19 February 2015 – The Government of India in June 2010 announced that it would construct 50,000 houses as part of its post-conflict rehabilitation efforts. The Project is being implemented as full grant assistance amounting to USD...

    • Posted February 19, 2015
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  • Second season ‘Global Urban Lectures’ out now!

    Following the success of the first season, which to date has gathered over 25,400 views and is one of the most shared outreach initiatives of UN-Habitat, the second season of the ‘Global Urban Lectures’ continues with 8...

    • Posted February 9, 2015
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  • Call for Nomination 2015-2017; UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board

    UN-Habitat has made a call for nominations for the 2015-2017 Youth Advisory Board. The Board will serve a two year term and comprises 12 advisors (one male and one female youth) from Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • Participatory City Workshop held in Herat City, Afghanistan

    Herat, 5 February 2015: A participatory City Workshop was held on 4 February 2015 in the Municipality of Herat. It was attended by over 80 local stakeholders, including government officials, including Mayor Ghulam Ghaws Nikbin, Municipal staff,...

    • Posted February 5, 2015
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  • UN Report Calls for Wastewater Focus in Post-2015 Agenda

    Nairobi, 2 February 2015 – Only 20 per cent of global wastewater is currently being treated, leaving low-income countries hardest hit by contaminated water supplies and disease, according to a UN report which encourages governments to see...

    • Posted February 2, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat Executive Director concludes Official Mission to Sudan

    Khartoum, 22 January 2015 – UN-Habitat, The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Environment, Forestries and Urbanisation of Sudan which outlines their commitment to work together on sustainable urban...

    • Posted January 22, 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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  • Vietnam rolls out City Development Strategies

    HA NOI, 14 January 2015 — Tam Ky and Quy Nhon will be the first cities included in the Viet Nam City Development Strategies Project (CDS), officials announced on Tuesday. The CDS project aims to create city-development...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat and ILO hold green youth entrepreneurship training in Tanzania

    Dar es Salaam, 14 January 2015 – About 50 young men and women from Dar es Salaam participated in a hands-on training on energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies and green entrepreneurship held last month. The training organized by...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Families from Sinjar, Iraq move into new UN-Habitat camp

    Dohuk, Iraq, 7 January 2015 – Days before snow was expected to fall in the foothills of Dohuk, Iraq, 900 families are moving into the new camp for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) built through the collaboration of 8...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Celebrating a decade of Making Better Cities Together in Kosovo

    Pristina, 6 January 2015 – The Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme (MuSPP) Team and Partners recently celebrated a ‘Decade of Making Better Cities Together’ in Kosovo. The MuSPP is implemented by UN-Habitat and financed by the Swedish...

    • Posted January 7, 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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  • UN-Habitat hosts conference on credit ratings in Jordan

    Amman 22 December 2014 – UN-Habitat organized a conference on December 16, 2014 in Amman, Jordan to finalize the results of the first ever credit rating project conducted in Jordan. UN-Habitat organized this conference in collaboration with...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director attends the Future Saudi Cities Programme

    Riyadh 18 December 2014 – The UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira last week addressed the first World Cities Day celebration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The national event in Riyadh, co-organized in partnership...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • Remembering the Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Fukuoka, 18 December 2014 – As we approach the ten-year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean Tsunami, UN-Habitat draws attention to the results achieved in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Maldives, and the lessons learned. UN-Habitat now...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Southern Africa to benefit from Risk Reduction Centre

    Lilongwe, 18 December 2014 – A new regional centre for southern Africa will help develop resilience action plans, vulnerability mapping and disaster risk reduction as well as climate change adaptation planning. The Technical Centre for Risk Reduction Management,...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • Speakers at Norway conference pitch for greater youth inclusion in governance

    Asker, Norway 18 December 2014 – “Youth less governance is useless governance.” This was the rallying cry that delegates at the Asker Conference on Youth and Governance held in Norway last month came up with. It was...

    • Posted December 18, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat to collaborate on risk reduction, safety in Iranian schools

    Tehran, 16 December 2014 – UN-Habitat and the State Organization of Schools Renovation, Development and Mobilization (SOSDRM) of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to improve the safety and...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat housing serves as Emergency Shelter during Typhoon Hagupit

    Panay, Philippines, 15 December 2014 – They all slept well. That was the first thing heard from many in the community when the UN-Habitat Roxas field team visited their project sites one day after Typhoon Hagupit (known...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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  • Expert meeting in Barcelona analyses affordable and inclusive housing finance for all

    Barcelona, 15 December 2014 – 30 international experts attended the Expert Group Meeting “Ways Forward to Achieving Affordable and Inclusive Housing Finance for all”, which took place at the Contemporary Culture Centre of Barcelona, organised by UN-Habitat...

    • Posted December 15, 2014
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