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UNEP and UN-HABITAT Launch Publications extending “Local Action for Biodiversity”  
Nairobi, 29 May 08
UN-HABITAT and UNEP, in collaboration with the Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) on Wednesday launched two publications with selected case studies from around the world on cities, ecosystems and biodiversity.
ICT key driver for city growth  
Shanghai, 29 May 08
UN-HABITAT’s latest research, presented at the 7th annual Asoa-Pacific ‘City Informatization’ in Shanghai, China, shows that information and communication technology is a key driver for city growth. The international meeting was attended by over 400 delegates from all sectors including the private sector, academia, city authorities, and the United Nations.
Nairobi staff members hold prayers for China and Myanmar disaster victims  
Nairobi, 28 May 08
Top officials from the United Nations Office at Nairobi, members of staff from UN-HABITAT and UNEP together with the diplomatic community on Wednesday
Expert Meeting on Slum Identification Mapping and Monitoring  
Enschede, 21 May 08
Some 20 key scientists and practitioners will this week convene in Enschede in the Netherlands for a three-day expert group meeting on slum identification, mapping and monitoring.
Commission on Sustainable Development meeting concludes  
New York, 19 May 08
The 16th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development which came to a close in New York at the weekend recognized the importance of sustainable urbanization for overall sustainable development.
Mrs. Tibaijuka speaks out for Persons with Disabilities  
New York, 16 May 08
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this week celebrated the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as "a new dawn” in the fight to redress what he called “glaring inequalities”.
China promises a successful World Urban Forum  
Nairobi, 15 May 08
China has given the assurance that the fourth session of the World Urban Forum scheduled 3-7 November
Fresh action on sustainable urban development in the Asia-Pacific  
Tehran, 15 May 08
The second Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) held in the Iranian capital Tehran
Italian government comes to the rescue of Somalia IDPs  
Nairobi, 14 May 08
The Italian government this week announced a donation of EUR 600,000 to UN-HABITAT which will go towards improving the living conditions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Somalia.
In a statement of appreciation to the Italians, UN-HABITAT said shelter and settlement was an important component in the agency’s response to humanitarian and emergency needs in the Somali regions. The new funding will go towards an ongoing IDP project currently financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Jowhar/Baidoa in south-centre Somalia.
New Turkish envoy presents credentials to Tibaijuka  
Nairobi, 12 May 08
The new Permanent Representative of Turkey to UN-HBITAT, Mr. Salim Levent Sahinkaya, on Friday presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
 
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