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Stakeholders validate Liberia National Urban Policy paper


Between, April and June 2017, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Liberia led three validation sessions targeted at different urban stakeholder groups. During the workshops, participants reviewed the National Urban Policy (NUP) Discussion Paper for Liberia which covers key proceedings developed so far from the NUP process in the country. The completion of the NUP Discussion Paper for Liberia marks ...

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Niger State to benefit from UN-Habitat’s urban development support


The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has disclosed that it will partner with the Niger State Government in Nigeria on an urban assistance programme. The scope of activities and projects will contribute to the achievement of sustainable urban management and development in Niger State. During a recent scoping mission, UN-Habitat visited towns and emirates of Minna and Suleja and ...

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Russia forum elicits interest in New Urban Agenda


A two-day international conference recently held in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg highlighted the importance of public space for wellbeing in cities. “Public space as a place for dialogue: Promoting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Russia and the CIS region” was organised by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, United Nations ...

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Italy funds solid waste feasibility study in Kenya’s Ngong town


The Government of Italy is providing a soft loan to the Government of Kenya to improve solid waste management in Ngong town, a satellite urban centre of the capital city, Nairobi. The project will allow the introduction of sanitary landfill technology and resource recovery facilities at a new site in Ngong town that will replace the illegal dumpsite that is ...

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Kenya community refugee resettlement plan handed over to authorities

Kalobeyei Refugee Settlement

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 invited ministers, Chief officers, directors and expert officers to discuss the content of the draft plan for Kalobeyei Refugee Resettlement in Kenya, including potential issues and development projects leading up to implementing the settlement development. Mr. Mark Ewoi Ewesit, Chief Officer from The Ministry of Lands, Shelter and ...

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Urban development: Egypt to adopt citywide upgrading approach

Egypt UN-Habitat

As Egypt continues to exert all efforts for enhancing living conditions of its inhabitants, and in line with the Egyptian development vision 2030 and its urban development targets, the Ministry of Housing – represented in the Informal Settlement Development Fund – together with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in Egypt are initiating a new cooperation entitled “Participatory Citywide ...

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Japan bankrolls $3.7m infrastructure, livelihood overhaul in Sri Lanka


The Government of Japan has announced that it is providing funding amounting to $3,678,178 (Japanese Yen 377 million) through the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for the rehabilitation of community infrastructure, livelihood improvement and women’s empowerment in Sri Lanka’s Northern and Eastern Provinces over the next two years. This initiative is an extension of the Japanese funded Phase I ...

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Belize: UN-Habitat launches new Master Plan for capital city, Belmopan


Officials meeting in Belize’s largest city, Belize City, have unveiled an updated masterplan for Belmopan, the country’s capital, based on good urban practice and design that will shape development of the city over the coming years. The launch was done recently by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) at the Seventh Caribbean Urban Forum 2017 (CUF7), which was designed to ...

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UN-Habitat, ACP, EC to improve life in slums with $11m

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Succour may be in the offing for slum dwellers in African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, thanks to the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, in respect of which $11 million has been secured. The Programme is an initiative of the Secretariat of the ACP Group of States, funded by the European Commission and implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme ...

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UN-Habitat set to implement New Urban Agenda

Joan Clos

Delegates from around the world will converge at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi for the 26th Session of United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-Habitat) Governing Council from Monday 8 to Friday May 12, 2017. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will formally open the biennial gathering that is aimed at examining the UN body’s work plan. The Governing Council meeting ...

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