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UN-Habitat donor representatives visit Kibera  
Nairobi, 16 Oct 12
Delegates from the Governments of Sweden, Spain and Norway made a special field visit to Kibera as part of the recent Joint Annual Consultation (JAC) 2012. The objective of the field visit was for the donors to learn more about some of UN-Habitat’s projects and to have the opportunity to dialogue with external partners of the organization.
UN-Habitat donates soap to schools to celebrate Global Handwashing Day  
Kisumu, 15 Oct 12
UN-Habitat has joined schools in the Lake Victoria region for soap donations and demonstrations to celebrate Global Handwashing day.
UN-Habitat head and CPR members on official tour of Mozambique  
Nairobi, 12 Oct 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos will from Monday accompany members of the agency’s Committee of Permanent Representatives (CPR) on a working tour to Mozambique.
Be a City Changer, Join the Movement at Africities  
Africa, 12 Oct 12
This new critical phase of urbanization presents tremendous opportunities for strengthening Africa's foundations towards a new level of development. But the Continent's overall transformation will largely depend on the way we plan, build and manage urban growth, deliver basic services, provide the best environment to contribute to prosperity, enable the civil society to have a voice and participate in the decision-making of the African city of tomorrow.

Africities news
New Siemens award empowers people developing low-tech innovations  
Nairobi, 10 Oct 12
Siemens Stiftung, a lead partner of the World Urban Campaign, has announced the jury members for its newly established "empowering people. Award"
World Habitat Day celebrations in Bangkok  
Bangkok, 9 Oct 12
Bangkok World Habitat Day was marked by peaceful marches of two groups to the United Nations building.
Nanning hosts meeting on cities  
Nanning, 9 Oct 12
The city of Nanning recently hosted a conference on cities.
Burkina Faso, Kenya and Niger provide funds for slum upgrading initiatives  
Nairobi, 4 Oct 12
In order to support the implementation of tangible actions that will help in the improvement of the living conditions for slum dwellers, Burkina Faso, Niger and Kenya recently made financial contributions to the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme. French
Land reform in DR Congo gets a shot in the arm  
Kinshasa, 3 Oct 12
UN-Habitat’s land reform programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo has received a major shot in the arm following two additional fundings.
Pomp and colour mark World Habitat Day celebrations  
Embu, Kenya, 3 Oct 12
Traditional dances, songs by a local a choir as well as a march past by a Kenya’s National Youth Service Band marked the international celebrations of this year’s World Habitat Day that were marked in Embu town, some 110 kilometers to the east of the capital Nairobi.
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