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Assisting Kenyans most in need  
Nairobi, 29 Oct 10
A new UN-HABITAT health, rehabilitation and community learning centre for disabled slum children is set to open on schedule thanks to funding and support from the social fund of the German chemical giant, BASF.
“Help restore the Marshlands in Iraq” – Envoy  
Nairobi, 29 Oct 10
The new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Iraq to UN-HABITAT, H.E. Dr. Adel Mustafa Kamil Al-Kurdi, has appealed to the organization to help restore the marshlands in the country. Dr. Al-Kurdi made the appeal today while presenting his credentials to the Executive Director, Mr. Joan Clos.
Presenting credentials to the Executive Director  
Nairobi, 29 Oct 10
Two new Permanent Representatives today presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mr. Joan Clos. They are from the Republic of Yemen, H.E. Mr. Yassine Admed Mokbel; and from the Kingdom of Denmark, H.E. Mr. Geert Angaard Andersen.
Envoys from India and Norway present credentials to Clos  
Nairobi, 28 Oct 10
Two new Permanent Representatives to UN-HABITAT today presented their credentials to the Executive Director, Mr. Juan Clos. They are H.E. Mr. Sababrata Tripathi of the Republic of India, and H.E. Mr. Per Ludvig Magnus of the Kingdom of Norway.
Clos appeals for support from Member States  
Nairobi, 28 Oct 10
UN-HABITAT’s new Executive Joan Clos has appealed to Member States for support to enable the organization achieve its mandate.
UN-HABITAT launches Urban Energy Network in Latin America  
San Jose, Costa Rica, 26 Oct 10
UN-HABITAT launched its Global Energy Network for Urban Settlements (GENUS) in Latin America this week at a meeting convened to help find innovative solutions for waste management and ways of converting waste into a source of energy.
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, European Union unite to prevent land and natural resources conflict  
Brussels, 25 Oct 10
Land issues are at the heart of many of today’s violent conflicts. In countries as diverse as Afghanistan, Colombia, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Timor L’Este, unequal access to land and insecurity of tenure remain critical challenges to peace. Now a new initiative by the UN and the European Union (EU) will support countries to address land and natural resource issues more systematically within an overall framework of conflict prevention and peace-building.
Cartoon outlines benefits of disaster management  
Nairobi, 22 Oct 10
UN-HABITAT has launched an educational video on the benefits of preparing for natural disasters.
United Nations Pavilion welcomes 3 millionth visitor  
Shanghai, 22 Oct 10
The United Nations has welcomed its 3 millionth visitor to its Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo.
 
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