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UN-Habitat and partners in second phase of housing Sri Lankan conflict victims  
Colombo, 28 Jan 13
UN-Habitat is extending its partnership with the European Union (EU), Government of Australia (AusAID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to implement the second phase of the housing recovery project for conflict affected families. The project “Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing” will be implemented over the next 30 months- to mid-2015- in the North and East. The project will assist 4,000 conflict affected families in the districts of Killinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Batticaloa to reconstruct and repair their damaged houses.
The world we want – UN-Habitat in Vietnam  
Hanoi, 22 Jan 13
UN-Habitat this month led a joint United Nations consultative group in Vietnam to understand better the aspirations, problems and opportunities of the urban poor in the cities of Hanoi and Danang.
UN-Habitat pledges better support as Haiti marks quake anniversary  
Port-au-Prince, 15 Jan 13
As Haiti marked the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake which claimed over 300,000 lives and left more than 1 million survivors homeless, UN-Habitat announced that it will broaden support to communities and institutions still trying to recover from the disaster.

"The earthquake in Haiti in January 2010 was an unprecedented urban crisis, highlighting chronic vulnerabilities in the city and setting back its development," said UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos in a statement marking the anniversary.

UN-Habitat launches global wastewater debate  
NAIROBI, 14 Jan 13
UN-Habitat’s Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Monday announced the lanch of a new Global Consultation on Wastewater Management and Water Quality for the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Winners of Dubai Award announced  
Dubai, 20 Dec 12
An independent jury of international experts has announced the 12 winners of the 2012 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
African Youth conference on the Post 2015 Development Agenda  
Nairobi, 20 Dec 12
Young people from across Africa are meeting at United Nations headquarters in Africa to review the progress made towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals and discuss the future and plight of youth in the period post 2015.
Fourth Session of APMCHUD concludes in Amman  
Amman, 12 Dec 12
The Fourth Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) was concluded in Amman, Jordan after the adoption of Amman Declaration and Implementation Plan.
Asian Housing Ministers’ Meeting Underway in Jordan  
Amman, 11 Dec 12
Under the Patronage of H.E. Dr. Abdullah Ensour, the Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, The Fourth Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) was inaugurated today in Amman, Jordan with the participation of ministers and heads of delegation from Member Countries. 
Dr. Clos meets Senegal President  
Dakar, 5 Dec 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Tuesday delivered a speech during the opening ceremony of Africities in Dakar, Senegal. Later Dr. Clos met the President of Senegal Macky Sall, during which the issue of flooding which recently affected most cities of Senegal including Dakar the Capital City, was the main topic.
Rabat Declaration on Making Slums History adopted  
Rabat, 4 Dec 12
The Rabat Declaration on Making Slums History was unanimously adopted by country delegations at the closing of the international conference held in Rabat, Morocco late November.
 
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