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Water operators at Waterlinks forum  
Bangkok, 30 Sept 09
The Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance attended the 2009 WaterLinks Forum held in Bangkok.
UN-HABITAT fund awards 67 youth projects around the world  
Nairobi, 30 Sept 09
UN-HABITAT has awarded grants from its new Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development to 67 projects proposed by young people from around the world.
Pollution and unemployment top city residents’ concerns  
Nairobi,Kenya, 29 Sept 09
Unemployment, lack of affordable housing as well as road and traffic congestion are some of the key concerns for urban dwellers, a new online survey by UN-HABITAT has revealed.
UN-HABITAT trains youth in participatory urban planning  
Nairobi, 28 Sept 09
UN-HABITAT has launched a program to train youth on how to �map� their cities. Using participatory planning techniques combined with the latest in spatial technologies, youth from the One Stop Youth Resource Centre sites in Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, and Kampala will over the next three months map youth services and other important sites in their communities.
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.
Water Operators Alliance co-hosts training  
Johannesburg, 25 Sept 09
Nine African water utilities were introduced to Water Safety Planning during a five-day training in Johannesburg from the 21st to 25th of September.
UN-HABITAT and the Volkswagen Foundation launch a research programme on urban violence prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa.  
Nairobi, 23 Sept 09
Urban Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Its impacts, coping strategies and peace building (U-Care Programme) is a three year research programme funded by the Volkswagen Foundation.
Announcing winners of Habitat Scroll of Honour Awards as Countdown to World Habitat Day continues  
Nairobi, Kenya, 22 Sept 09
As part of the countdown to the World Habitat Day celebrations, on 5 October 2009, UN-HABITAT this week announced the winners of its prestigious Scroll of Honour Award.
UN-HABITAT Youth Opportunities Fund Advisory Committee Meets  
Nairobi, 18 Sept 09
The UN-HABITAT Advisory Committee of the Opportunities Fund for Urban Youth-Led Development met for the first time at the organization headquarters in Nairobi on September 18, 2009.
Tears of joy as Nairobi slum dwellers move  
Nairobi, 17 Sept 09
John Kiarie was ecstatic. For the first time in his life he was going to live in a self contained house with running water and electricity.
Training for youth on low cost housing launched in Dar  
Dar es Salaam, 17 Sept 09
The Dar es Salaam Habitat Youth Centre and its subcontractor, the National Housing Research and Building Agency together with City Temeke municipality have started a professional training for youth on low cost construction.
UN-HABITAT backs innovative funding for eastern Europe  
Warsaw, 14 Sept 09
Facing financial turmoil, countries of central, eastern and southeast Europe have asked UN-HABITAT’s support for innovative funding solutions for affordable housing.
Nigerian police, experts discuss urban safety  
Abuja, 9 Sept 09
Over 200 Nigerian police officers are gathered in Abuja for a training aimed at bettering their skills in maintaining law and order in urban areas.
New German Envoy Presents Credentials to Tibaijuka  
Nairobi, 9 Sept 09
The new Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to UN-HABITAT, who is also the country’s Ambassador to Kenya, Mrs. Margit Hellwig-Bötte, presented her credentials to the Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on 4 September.
UN-HABITAT renews cooperation with Israel  
Nairobi, 7 Sept 09
UN-HABITAT and Israel’s National Agency for International Development Cooperation – MASHAV have renewed their cooperation agreement.
Gender training on local governance takes off in Israel  
Haifa, 3 Sept 09
A comprehensive two-week gender course for trainers of local governments is underway in Haifa, Israel.
Kenyan youth trained in Hydraform building technology  
Kitui,Kenya, 1 Sept 09
Some 30 youths drawn from Kenyan slums have started a training course in a low cost building technology, the result of partnership between UN-HABITAT and a local children’s home.
 
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