Community Development Centre and Park inaugurated in Kurani Ainkawa, Erbil

Erbil, 12 May 2016 – To mark the closure of a comprehensive informal settlement upgrading intervention in Erbil, a community development centre and a neighbourhood park were opened this week opened in Kurani Ainkawa. The Improving Housing Delivery System in Erbil - Upgrading of Kurani Ainkawa Informal Settlement project is funded by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and implemented by UN-Habitat in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, Kurdistan Minister of Planning Dr.

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United Nations’ project extends help to Iraq’s Kurdistan region

Erbil, 11 May 2016 -- The progress achieved under the project Establishing a Building Control Regime for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), was discussed in a ministerial meeting held in Ebril late last month. Minister of Planning Mr.

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Inauguration of IDP Shelter Site in Al Amal Al Mansood under UN-Habitat project funded by the Government of Japan

On 28 April 2016, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a ceremony for delivery of a new IDP shelter site in Al-Amal Al-Manshood, Baghdad funded by the Government of Japan. The ceremony took place in the newly developed IDP shelter site delivered by UN-Habitat. The new IDP site was planned and equipped with durable prefabricated shelter units, basic infrastructure and public facilities.

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UN-Habitat holds workshop on legislations and classification of the informal settlements/IDP Areas

Baghdad 26 April 2016-- UN-Habitat recently held a workshop aimed at introducing and promoting the new legislative texts to address the illegal urban sprawl, preventing future urban irregularities and introduce the investment of remote sensing technology and utilizing satellite imagery in this regard. The workshop was held in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning, within the National Programme of Rehabilitation & Regularization of Informal Settlements /IDP Area in Iraq.

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UN-HABITAT mourns death of Dame Zaha Hadid

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme mourns the death of Dame Zaha Hadid, one of the most celebrated and iconic architects and urban design figures of our time. Known as an architect who consistently pushed the boundaries of architecture and urban design, her work experimented with new spatial concepts, intensifying existing urban landscapes and encompassing all fields and levels of design.

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UN-Habitat celebrates IDP Shelter Site in Iraq, Launches two further projects

01 April 2016, Kerbala - The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) organized a ceremony to mark the delivery of a new IDP shelter site in Kerbala and to launch two projects funded by the Government of Japan to support the humanitarian response and recovery activities in Iraq; the “Gender-sensitive Durable Shelter Support” and “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq.”

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Achieving sustainable urban development through resilience and economic development in Iraq

10 March, Erbil - UN-Habitat recently organised a high-level capacity building workshop with over 60 participates from Iraqi governorates and the Ministry of Planning representatives under the Local Area Development Programme (LADP) jointly implemented by UNDP and UN-Habitat, funded by the European Union. The workshop was held in Erbil, Iraq to discuss the National Strategic Urban Development Framework within the context of the New Urban Agenda.

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Government of Japan gives USD 15 million to UN-Habitat projects in Iraq

Nairobi, 2 March 2016- The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has received USD 15 million from the Government of Japan to implement two projects in Iraq: “Gender-sensitive Durable Shelter Support for Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq” and “Promoting Urban Recovery in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq.”

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