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URI- Africa partners with UN-Habitat to promote World Urban Campaign  
Nairobi, 31 Jul 13
The United Religions Initiative (URI) - Africa last week signed an agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to become an Associate Partner of the World Urban Campaign. 
OPEC Fund to support the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance  
Nairobi , 30 Jul 13

A fund of the Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (OPEC) has agreed to lend support to nine African water operators.

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) will lend the support under UN-Habitat’s Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance. Consequently, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has written to OFID Director General Mr. Suleiman J. Al-Herbish committing to see that the venture became successful.

Working group on decentralisation and local governance holds annual meeting  
New York, 25 Jul 13
The Development Partners Working Group on Decentralisation & Local Governance (DeLoG) held its 8th Annual Meeting in New York last month, hosted by UN-Habitat, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).
European Union reaffirms its recognition of local authorities  
Brussels, 25 Jul 13
A joint communication for the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions was issued last week.
Mayors for Peace to promote World Urban Campaign as City Changers  
Nairobi, 25 Jul 13
The representative of Mayors for Peace to the African Union this week signed an agreement with UN-Habitat inviting African mayors  to be Associate Partners of the World Urban Campaign.
East and Central African ministers agree on a roadmap for the Lake Tanganyika Programme  
Bujumbura, 19 Jul 13
Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of five East African Nations met last week to discuss an initiative to improve the water, sanitation and environmental conditions in the Lake Tanganyika Region.
Lebanon hosts conference on regional and urban planning reforms  
Beirut, 16 Jul 13
The Ministry of Public Works of Lebanon and UN-Habitat last week held a  conference on “Reforming Urban and Regional Planning System in Lebanon” in Beirut.
UN-Habitat trains East African youth on energy efficiency  
Nairobi, 16 Jul 13
Some 30 young people drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda gathered in Karen, Nairobi, last week for a training organized by UN-Habitat called ‘Hands-on training course on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Youth Empowerment’.
Dr. Clos named in top 100 on armed violence reduction  
Nairobi, 15 Jul 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr Joan Clos has been named as one of the top 100 most influential actors in the global fight against armed violence.

The list, which was compiled by Action On Armed Violence, features prominent United Nations leaders, government officials, executives of non-governmental organisations and non-profit bodies, celebrities and survivors of violence who work in various capacities to reduce and prevent armed violence. According to the organisation armed violence which kills more than half a million people each year.

UN-Habitat hosts roundtable on urbanization and youth bulge  
Geneva, 11 Jul 13
UN-Habitat hosted a high-level Segment Ministerial Breakfast Roundtable last week on “Harnessing the Dual Global Trends of Urbanization and Demographic Youth Bulge” during the ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. The roundtable was chaired by UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and participants included ECOSOC member states, Vice President of ECOSOC ambassador Martin Sajdik, representatives of United Nations agencies, high level business officials and representative from international organizations.
 
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