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Gender mainstreaming a priority for UN-Habitat  
Kisumu, 28 May 13
UN-Habitat and several key stakeholders recently held a five day meeting on gender mainstreaming and capacity building workshop in Kisumu, Kenya.
UN-Habitat Executive Director roots for smarter streets patterns in cities  
Nairobi, 27 May 13
Well planned street systems in cities hold the key to better mobility, provision of urban basic services as well as economic productivity, UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has said.
Youth call for more engagement in local government  
Kampala, 27 May 13
The Commonwealth Local Government Young People’s Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference (CLGC) . 
New interactive tools for measuring cities’ resilience  
Geneva, 27 May 13
The City Resilience Profiling Programme is collaborating with ten cities all over the world to develop more effective tools to measure and manage a city’s resilience to risk.
Arab states change agents to meet on land and tenure security options  
Cairo, Egypt, 27 May 13
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) partners, UN-Habitat, the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and the University of East London (UEL) are set to hold a learning event on land and tenure security in the Muslim World in Cairo, Egypt between 27-30 May 2013.
Urbanization : Catalyst or Impediment for Women’s Empowerment  
Nairobi, 26 May 13
A side event at the UN-Habitat’s Governing Council and convened by the Huairou Commission  examined how women are taking advantage of the urban landscape.
Urban planning as key priority in addressing risk and disasters  
Geneva, 26 May 13
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Joan Clos co-hosted a mayors’ lunch during the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva on 22 May, with noting concern the increasing trend globally of diminishing finance for local authorities combined with increasing demand arising from urbanisation defines a 'perfect storm' for urban failures.
Ghana’s president to champion efforts on better urbanisation  
Accra, 21 May 13
Ghana's President John Mahama has said he will join efforts on the international campaign for better urbanization.
Dr. Clos holds talks with the mayor of Accra  
Accra, 20 May 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Friday paid a courtesy call on the mayor of Accra Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije during which they discussed issues of mutual interest. French
UN-Habitat mulls over extending partnership with Kampala  
Kampala, 17 May 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has said that the agency would be willing to extend its rich pool of expertise to the city of Kampala to help it grapple with urbanization challenges.
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