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Kigali hosts meeting on energy efficiency  
Kigali, 17 Jun 13
The city of Kigali in Rwanda two months ago hosted a regional workshop on energy efficiency in building codes.
DRC land disputes resolution experience: from mediation to land reform.   
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Jun 13
The UN-Habitat land program in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is an innovative example of a community based approach to raise awareness on how addressing tenure security in post-conflict settings is critical for achieving peace. The program started conducting a land conflict mitigation strategy through mediation “as an entry point for a national reform of the land tenure legislation” to contribute to stability, said Mr. Oumar Sylla, Chief Technical Adviser (CTA).
Afghan Cities Sign Up for Resilient Cities  
KABUL, Afghanistan, 16 Jun 13
Five Afghan cities have joined the Making Cities Resilient Campaign hosted by the Kabul Municipality and Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA), in coordination with UN-Habitat and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction UNISDR.
Southern Africa Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Technical Centre is launched  
Maputo, Mozambique, 15 Jun 13
A new Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) Technical Centre for Southern Africa, called DIMSUR was launched early this month in Maputo attended by high level government officials from Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and the Union of Comoros.
UN-Habitat joins forces with International Tunnelling Association  
Geneva, 2 Jun 13
UN-Habitat and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration in urban drainage management. The MOU was signed by the Executive Director of the association, Mr. Olivier Vion, and Mr. Andre Dzikus, the Coordinator of Urban Basic Services at UN-Habitat.
Liberia’s first land rights policy presented to the government  
Monrovia, 30 May 13
The Land Commission of Liberia has completed the nation’s first land rights policy, after consultation with and endorsement by all Liberian constituencies.
UN-Habitat and UNIDO to promote cleaner urban industries and technologies  
Vienna, 29 May 13
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will work closely to promote cleaner urban industries and technologies, as well as sustainable human settlements for the poor and low-income people.
UN-Habitat embarks on new projects in Nigeria after funding commitment  
Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria, 28 May 13
Following the Nigeria and UN-Habitat commitment during the recent 24th session of the UN-Habitat Governing Council towards the implementation several joint projects, a UN-Habitat team conducted a successful scoping mission in the west African country this month.
Dr. Clos gives keynote address at international transport meeting  
Geneva, 28 May 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, on Sunday delivered the main keynote speech on the occasion of the 60th World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Geneva.
Local and regional governments re-affirm stand on poverty  
New York, 28 May 13
Local and Regional organizations, in their capacity as governmental stakeholders and gathered in a Global Taskforce for Post 2015 Development Agenda and Towards Habitat III, on Tuesday emphasized their commitment to end extreme poverty in all its forms, to reduce inequalities, in the context of sustainable development, and to contribute to put in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all.
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