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Afghan Cities Sign Up for Resilient Cities  
KABUL, Afghanistan, 16 Jun 13
Five Afghan cities have joined the Making Cities Resilient Campaign hosted by the Kabul Municipality and Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), in coordination with UN-Habitat and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR.
Australia aids Sri Lankan towns to be resilient to disasters  
Colombo, 2 May 13
The Government of Australia is providing USD 1,039,900 to improve planning and community resilience in four disaster prone cities
The world we want – UN-Habitat in Vietnam  
Hanoi, 22 Jan 13
UN-Habitat this month led a joint United Nations consultative group in Vietnam to understand better the aspirations, problems and opportunities of the urban poor in the cities of Hanoi and Danang.
UN-Habitat pledges better support as Haiti marks quake anniversary  
Port-au-Prince, 15 Jan 13
As Haiti marked the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake which claimed over 300,000 lives and left more than 1 million survivors homeless, UN-Habitat announced that it will broaden support to communities and institutions still trying to recover from the disaster.

"The earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 was an unprecedented urban crisis, highlighting chronic vulnerabilities in the city and setting back its development," said UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos in a statement marking the anniversary.

UN-Habitat launches global wastewater debate  
NAIROBI, 14 Jan 13
UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday announced the lanch of a new Global Consultation on Wastewater Management and Water Quality for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Shoring up against disaster  
Islamabad, 28 Nov 12
The Pakistan Planning Commission and UN-Habitat Pakistan this week held a conference on Creative Cities and National Urban Policy aimed at helping the country’s cities shore up better against natural disasters which have taken a heavy toll in Pakistan in recent years.
A new UN-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Programme  
Nairobi, 15 Nov 12
UN-Habitat announced on Thursday that it is seeking city partners to pilot a new integrated urban planning and management model to help cities build reslience against disasters such as the recent superstorm Sandy which crashed through coastlines from the Caribbean and north America's Atlantic seaboard, or tsunamis and earthquakes.
Shoring up cities against disaster  
Rio de Janeiro, 21 Jun 12
UN-Habitat on Wednesday launched a new programme on Wednesday calling on Heads of State and governments at the Rio +20 conference to provide a framework to help make cities around the world safer from disasters.
UN-Habitat joins hands with Myanmar  
Yangon, 20 Jun 12
UN-HABITAT and Myanmar have signed a new agreement on disaster risk management designed to help the country shore itself up better against disasters such as cyclones which have claimed tens of thousands of lives and displaced countless more people in recent years.
Driving the City Agenda in Rio  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is holding a series of events to drive home to drive home the all important urban aspect of sustainable development at a time more than half the global population lives in towns and cities.
UN-Habitat inaugurates new homes for Pakistan flood victims  
Charsadda, Northwest Pakistan, 26 Apr 12
UN-Habitat has inaugurated thousands of new single room homes for the victims of devastating floods in a country already bracing itself for further flood devastation this year
Clos concludes first official visit to Israel  
Nairobi, 10 Apr 12
Dr Joan Clos, has completed his first official visit to Israel since taking up position as UN-Habitat Executive Director.
International Criminal Court convicts Congolese child recruiter  
The Hague, 14 Mar 12
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Thomas Lubanga Diylo of war crimes for conscripting and enlisting children under 15 into the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC).
UN-Habitat and Government of Pakistan hold meeting on disasters  
Islamabad, 5 Mar 12
UN-Habitat Pakistan in coordination with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) last month organized a two day "National Conference on Learning from Disasters".
UN-Habitat expands its Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation work  
Nairobi, 23 Feb 12
UN-Habitat announced on Thursday that it is expanding its ties with the academic world in the area of urban risk reduction and rehabilitation so that a new generation of graduates undertaking field work in disaster zones around the world are better groomed in integrated urban crisis-based practice.
UN-Habitat Palestinian Advisory Board meets  
New York, 10 Feb 12
Representatives from more than 20 countries on Thursday attended the first Advisory Board of UN-Habitat’s Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People.
A post-conflict milestone in Sri Lanka  
Colombo, 30 Jan 12
A major post-conflict home reconstruction and repair project in Sri Lanka marked its first anniversary this month with the announcement that to date 3,000 internally displaced families have so far been assisted.
Strong commitment on disaster risk in Myanmar  
Yangon, 25 Oct 11
Myanmar, a country prone to natural hazards, has shown positive progress in the areas of early warning, emergency preparedness and responses in recent years. Now, the Government is stepping up cooperation with global and regional partners to reach its long-term target of becoming a disaster resilient country.
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction  
Nairobi, 10 Oct 11
Message by Dr. Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-HABITAT Executive Director
Executive Director hails humanitarian staff  
Nairobi, 19 Aug 11
 UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Friday hailed the agency's humanitarian staff and their colleagues working in disaster zones in many countries around the world.
End forced evictions in Haiti  
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 20 Jun 11
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, has made an urgent plea to put an immediate stop to all forced evictions of earthquake survivors in the Caribbean Nation.
A new set of guidelines for better cities  
Nairobi, 25 Mar 11
UN-HABITAT is issuing a handbook to guide the coordinated implementation of the two sets of international guidelines on decentralisation and access to basic services for all. While the international guidelines are available in English, French and Spanish, the handbook is currently available in English, French and Spanish.
UN-HABITAT and partners push for land reforms in Liberia  
Monrovia, 15 Mar 11
UN-HABITAT, the Liberia Land Commission and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) last week launched a new three year, USD 2.3 million dollar joint project
Haiti youth concert elicits reconstruction ideas  
Port-au-Prince, 13 Mar 11
A music competition, featuring 15 finalist bands of youth neighbourhoods was held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on 13 March 2011.
UN-HABITAT launches peace building programme in Afghanistan  
Kabul, 8 Feb 11
UN-HABITAT has launched the second phase of a peace building progamme in Afghanistan, thanks to funding of USD 28.5 million from the Government of Japan.
Making Burkina Faso safer  
Ouagadougou, 25 Oct 10
Representatives of the United Nations, the Swedish police, and some 40 national experts, government officials and academics joined Professor Georges Compaoré of the University of Ouagadougou
UN-HABITAT partners with University of Peace  
San Jose, 13 Oct 10
UN-HABITAT and the University of Peace (UPEACE) have signed an agreement offering a new course in urban governance for post-graduate students keen to contribute to a better urban future.
UN-HABITAT, WWF join hands in Congo conservation  
Nairobi, 8 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT and WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park , a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two agencies made the announcement on Tuesday.
UN-HABITAT wades into Pakistan floods with help  
Islamabad, 26 Aug 10
With the floods havoc in Pakistan reaching catastrophic levels, UN-HABITAT has joined other UN bodies in giving aid to the victims.
Watch the Haiti debate unfold  
Nairobi, 3 Jun 10
UN-HABITAT is joining hands with the Institute for Urban Design in New York to carry live a debate on the Haiti crisis which promises to give new insights into how the country is recovering following the deadliest earthquake in living memory and the need for urban planning in disaster recovery. The debate will be streamed live on this website starting 1.00 pm, New York time.
 
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