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Sri Lankan women break traditional barriers by training as masons  
Northern Province, Sri Lanka , 27 Sept 13
Women from Sri Lanka’s conflict-affected Northern Province are breaking traditional barriers by moving into previously male-dominated occupations in the construction sector. By engaging in vocational skills training programmes in masonry and carpentry, both male and female youth are empowered to pursue skilled occupations. Masonry and carpentry have been traditionally dominated by men with very few women engaged in these sectors.
United Cities and Local Governments association marks 100 years  
Nairobi, 26 Sept 13
The world association of civic authorities, the United Cities and Local Governments will next week mark 100 years of existence.
UN-Habitat improving lives of the people of South Sudan  
Juba , 24 Sept 13
UN-Habitat in partnership with the Government of South Sudan and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) have embarked on a journey to make the residents of South Sudan’s dream of improved health come true
UN-Habitat Launches Global Report On Urban Mobility  
New York, 23 Sept 13
UN-Habitat has launched its biannual flagship report, the Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 - Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility at a press conference in New York in the run up to the United Nations General Assembly.
UN Chief Condemns Nairobi Terrorist Attack  
New York, 22 Sept 13
Message from the United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-Moon on attack in Nairobi
“Ordinary cities” needed to tackle climate change in cities, says UN-Habitat  
Nairobi, 11 Sept 13
A focus on “ordinary cities”, including every day practices and local knowledge, is needed to address climate change issues and explore the responses that are emerging.
Nigerian President Pledges Support for UN-Habitat on Urban Agenda  
Nairobi, 10 Sept 13
Nigerian President, His Excellency Goodluck Jonathan, has pledged his continuing support to UN-Habitat and promised to keep promoting the urban agenda in African.
Conference exploring green infrastructure and water management announced  
Nairobi, 9 Sept 13
From January 14-16, 2014 the University of South Florida Patel College of Global Sustainability will hold a conference addressing the challenges and opportunities surrounding green infrastructure.
Rwanda Prime Minister calls for collaboration on Slum Upgrading  
Kigali, 6 Sept 13
The Prime Minister of Rwanda, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Pierre Habumuremyi has called on African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to work towards improving the living conditions of people in cities by adopting a jointly developed Declaration and Action Plan, which would help them to achieve well-coordinated urban development and manage the challenges of rapid urbanisation in a sustainable manner. French
Ecomobility World Congress opens in South Korea  
Suwon, 6 Sept 13
In partnership with UN-Habitat, the City of Suwon in the Republic of Korea and ICLEI launched the 2013 edition of the Ecomobility World Congress at a colorful ceremony attended by over two hundred and fifty international participants from over forty one countries.
 
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