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UN-HABITAT homes draw female teachers in Uganda trouble spot  
Lira, Uganda, 15 Jul 09
New homes built by UN-HABITAT for teachers in the district of Lira in northern Uganda will attract female teachers in a community recovering from two decades of war and in need of strong female role models, say local school inspectors.
New UN-HABITAT library initiative for poor communities  
Nairobi,Kenya, 13 Jul 09
UN-HABITAT and the Kenya National Library Services have signed a new library deal whereby cargo containers will be used to serve poor communities. The idea of the Container Library Project, a first of its kind in Kenya, is to help people living in informal settlements get access to reading material, business and education opportunities.
Arab Youth speak out on Urban Issues  
Aleppo, 8 Jul 09
Arab youth, researchers and practitioners from across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Aleppo, Syria last week to share lessons learned and best practices related to vulnerable and margnalized children and youth in the region.
Innovative fund proves a big hit with global youth groups  
Nairobi, 30 Jun 09
The innovative youth fund launched by UN-HABITAT has proved immensely popular, attracting applications from youth groups scattered from nearly all corners of the globe.
UN sports envoy visits UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi,Kenya, 22 Jun 09
The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, held talks with officials at UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi last week to explore new ways of using sports to help improve the lives of young people living in poverty.
Youth from informal settlements get business and organizational skills  
Nairobi, 8 Jun 09
Over the past years, the urban population has continued to rise at unprecedented rates as more and more people move from rural to urban areas in search of better opportunities and “living standards”, majority of who are the youth.
Using the Olympics to promote a better urban future  
Lausanne, 13 May 09
The Olympic movement last week committed itself at a meeting with UN agencies to use its influence to promote peace and development through sports events it organizes around the world.
Speaking out on urbanisation, food and cities  
New York, 12 May 09
UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, hosted a special meeting for delegates attending the 17th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development this month at which she explained that the urbanization of our planet is unstoppable.
Young people lobby governments hard  
Nairobi, 7 Apr 09
Young people joined UN-HABITAT and its partners for a week of hard lobbying of member governments in the Governing Council that oversees the agency’s work programme. Their message: with ever growing numbers of young people in the world’s growing cities, young voices must be heeded.
Kenyan musician new Messenger of Truth  
Nairobi, 3 Apr 09
Kenyan songbird Sara Mitaru is the new UN-HABITAT Messenger of Truth.
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