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UN-HABITAT proposes National Urban Policies to face the increase of urban population, poverty and inequality  
New York, 14 Jul 11
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director and UN Under Secretary General, called today for national urban policies to help countries to face rapid urbanization without economic growth, resulting in increasing poverty and inequality.
New Sudanese envoy presents credentials  
Nairobi, 26 May 11
The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of the Sudan to Kenya, Mr. Kamal Ismail Saeed, on Thursday presented his credentials as Permanent Representative to UN-HABITAT's Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos.
Algerian envoy presents credentials  
Nairobi, 25 May 11
The Ambassador of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Saad Maandi presented his credentials as Permanent Representative to UN–HABITAT to the Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on 25 May 2011.
New Namibia envoy presents credentials  
Nairobi, 23 May 11
Namibia's new Permanent Representative to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Japhet Isaack, this week presented his credentials to Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos.
A new Tunisian envoy  
Nairobi, 19 May 11
Tunisia's new Ambassador to Kenya and Permanent Representative to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Mokhtar Chaouachi last week presented his credentials to the Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos.
Clos assures Ethiopia of support in urban planning  
Nairobi, 4 May 11
The Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Joan Clos, has expressed the organization’s  willingness to cooperate with the Government of Ethiopia to establish a proactive urban policy and urban planning in the country. Dr. Clos praised Ethiopia for its emphasis on the development of secondary cities in the country, which is part of its decentralization policy.
Spanish winner receives the Scroll of Honour  
Madrid, 18 Mar 11
The third Vice President of Spain Mr. Manuel Chaves, on Monday this week received the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour (Special Citation) on behalf of the Spanish organisation FEIL.
Clos pledges support for Eritrea  
Nairobi, 18 Mar 11
The new Permanent Representative of Eritrea to UN-HABITAT, H.E. Mr. Beyene Russom, presented his credentials to Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, who assured the Republic of Eritrea of the organization's support in the country's development efforts, particularly in the areas of human settlements and urban development.
UN-HABITAT assures Ghana of support in land reform  
Nairobi, 18 Mar 11
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has assured the Republic of Ghana of the organization's support in land reform and city development. Dr Clos gave the assurance today while receiving the credentials from the new Permanent Representative of Ghana to UN-HABITAT, Mr. Kingsley Karimu.
UN-HABITAT responds to criticism  
Nairobi, 10 Mar 11
The current economic climate calls for increased accountability, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency. In view of this, UN-HABITAT welcomes any constructive criticism.
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