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Namibian legislators tour UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, 13 Jul 11
A group of Namibian members of parliament this week made a study tour of UN-HABITAT where they learnt firsthand the workings of the agency.
UN-HABITAT launches a global youth help desk  
Nairobi, 20 Apr 11
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's first manned space flight, movie stars serving as UN-HABITAT youth envoys last week joined Norwegian Junior Minister, Mr. Arvinn Eikeland Gadgil and agency officials at the glittering launch ceremony of a new internet help desk for urban youth.
Nollywood meets Bollywood as UN-HABITAT appoints Youth Envoys  
Nairobi, 12 Apr 11
They command millions of fans in many parts of the world, and UN-HABITAT has tapped into the phenomenal popularity of these internationally acclaimed Nollywood and Bollywood film actors to empower young people in their communities.
Kicking off a new sports initiative  
Nairobi, 9 Apr 11
Soita Shitanda, Kenyan Minister for Housing and UN-HABITAT Executive Director Joan Clos presented Nairobi's slum youth with fifty footballs donated by Hyundai to promote sports development in urban areas.
Haiti youth concert elicits reconstruction ideas  
Port-au-Prince, 13 Mar 11
A music competition, featuring 15 finalist bands of youth neighbourhoods was held in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on 13 March 2011.
Scroll Winner gets Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer award  
Geneva, 25 Nov 10
Un Techo Para mi Pais (A roof for my country), a youth-led NGO and winner of the Scroll of Honour in 2009, won the Housing and Urban Development South-South Transfer award for mobilizing 250,000 young volunteers to build of more than 73,000 transitional housing for families in slums or affected by natural disasters, and for transferring its innovative approach to 19 countries across Latin America.
Youth ICT project launched in Malawi  
Blantyre, Malalwi, 9 Sept 10
An Information and Communications Technology project for young people has been officially launched in Blantyre City.
International essay competition winners announced  
Nairobi, 12 Aug 10
The winners of 2010 UN-HABITAT International Essay Competition have been announced. The three winners were announced in Nairobi on Monday ending a drawn out search that saw reviews of hundreds of interesting essays submitted by young people from around the world.
UN-HABITAT awards 51 global youth empowerment projects  
Nairobi, 11 Aug 10
UN-HABITAT has awarded grants from its Urban Youth Fund to 51 projects proposed by young people from around the world.
Nigeria launches Youth Resource Centers  
Oshogbo, 15 Jul 10
Nigeria’s Minister of Youth Development, Akinlola Olasunkanmi, announced plans for a Youth Development Fund and for eight youth centres in six regions around the country.
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