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Norwegian minister visits UN-HABITAT Myanmar cyclone projects  
Yangon, 2 Jun 10
Norwegian Development and Environment Minister, Mr. Erik Solheim, this week visited villages being rehabilitated by UN-HABITAT and its partners following the devastation caused by a cyclone two years ago.
Stepping up assistance in Haiti  
Port-au-Prince, 11 Feb 10
UN-HABITAT said on Wednesday it was stepping up plans to help an estimated 2 million people left homeless in Haiti after the most devastating earthquake to hit the Caribbean island nation in 250 years.
Shelter problems still persist after Myanmar cyclone  
Rangoon, 10 Feb 10
More than one year since the devastating Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, shelter provision for the victims still remains a huge challenge, UN-HABITAT says.
UN-HABITAT comes to the aid of Haiti  
Nairobi, Kenya, 19 Jan 10
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has sent a message of condolence to the President and people of Haiti following last week’s massive earthquake in that country.
Land Coordination Groups  
North Kivu, 16 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT had set up land coordination groups in North Kivu Province and in Ituri District (Province Oriental). Under the leadership of the Minister of Land Affairs of North Kivu and the Land Commission of Ituri, the land coordination groups are seeking to consolidate and harmonise land reform and policies for each province.
New African cities climate change initiative  
Nairobi, 15 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT this week announced a new drive to raise awareness in African cities about climate change problems so that proper mitigation and adaptation plans can be put in place. A pilot programme for local authorities will start in five cities – Mombasa (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda), St Louis (Senegal), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso).
Assisting the disabled in Lebanon  
Tyre, Lebanon, 11 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union, setting out the framework under which the two organizations will collaborate to promote and develop the concept of inclusive environment for people with special needs.
New peace building programme in Serbia  
Bujanovac, 2 Dec 09
Mayors of 13 municipalities in the Pèinja and Jablanica districts of South Serbia have agreed to implement a peace building programme funded by the Spanish Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund.
Awareness Campaign on Land Conflict prevention and mitigation  
North Kivu, 11 Nov 09
In November and December 2009, UN-HABITAT conducted a joint campaign on land conflict prevention and resolution within territories in North Kivu (Masisi and Rutshuru). The campaign was conducted in partnership with the Provincial Minister of Land Affairs in North Kivu, the National Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, MONUC, NRC and “Aide et Action pour la Paix”.
UN HABITAT support for Serbian peace building  
Belgrade, 25 Sept 09
UN-HABITAT will introduce its Safer Cities programme to 13 municipalities to Serbia as part of a joint UN project to promote peace in the south of the country.
 
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