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Engaging slum dwellers as partners  
Nairobi, 2 May 13
The involvement of slum dwellers as partners and not beneficiaries was identified as one of the main recommendations that help to empower communities as well as strengthen the effectiveness of participatory slum upgrading processes.
Dr. Clos addresses an international development conference  
Cambridge, Boston, 2 May 13
Dr. Joan Clos, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director, on Thursday participated as a keynote speaker at an international development conference in the United States.
International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization, UN-Habitat in a USD2 million deal  
Nairobi, 24 Apr 13
The partnership between UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization was strengthened with the signing of an agreement of cooperation focusing on youth empowerment and urban ecological safety.
Twenty-fourth Governing Council draws to a close  
Nairobi, 19 Apr 13
The twenty-fourth biennial meeting of governments in the Governing Council of UN-Habitat came to a close in Nairobi on Friday with a broad consensus on the relevance of sustainable urban development and the important role the agency is playing in the United Nations system.
Nigeria contributes USD 5 million to UN-Habitat  
Nairobi, 19 Apr 13
The Federal Government of Nigeria and the Government of Ondo State, Nigeria, this week announced a contribution totaling USD 5 million to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
The City of Medellín and UN-Habitat pilot inclusive land readjustment  
Nairobi, Kenya, 18 Apr 13
The city of Medellín, Colombia and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have launched an innovative programme to enhance the processes of urban redevelopment in the city.
UN-Habitat releases two landmark reports on women and youth  
Nairobi, 18 Apr 13
UN-Habitat released on Wednesday two landmark reports on women and youth which reveal that cities must resolve the issues affecting the two segments of society.
UN-Habitat announces ten partner cities for the City Resilience Profiling Programme  
Nairobi, 18 Apr 13
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) announced today, the ten partner cities for its City Resilience Profiling Programme (CRPP). Working through partnerships with stakeholders including international agencies such as UNISDR, academic and research institutes, private sector actors, and NGOs, the CRPP will develop a comprehensive and integrated urban planning and management approach for profiling and monitoring the resilience of any city, to all plausible hazards.
African slum dwellers get boost to improve living conditions  
Nairobi, 18 Apr 13


Thousands of slum dwellers from eight African countries will gain access to a fund to help them improve their housing conditions. 
UN-Habitat and ICLEI announce Mobility festival  
Nairobi, 18 Apr 13
During the Governing Council meeting in Nairobi last week, UN-Habitat and Secretary General Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) announced the EcoMobility World Festival due in September 2013 in the city of Suwon, South Korea.

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