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Lebanon hosts conference on regional and urban planning reforms  
Beirut, 16 Jul 13
The Ministry of Public Works of Lebanon and UN-Habitat last week held a  conference on “Reforming Urban and Regional Planning System in Lebanon” in Beirut.
“Safe and Friendly Cities for All” Project launched in Beirut  
Beirut, Lebanon, 4 Jul 12
In the framework of building cities with an enabling environment for women, their families and children, UNICEF, UN-HABITAT and UN Women in collaboration with the Municipality of Beirut joined forces for the implementation of “Safe and Friendly City for All” project.
Bahrain provides USD 1 million for UN-Habitat Palestinian support  
Bahrain, 29 Jun 12
The Government of Kingdom of Bahrain has made a donation of USD 1 million to the Technical Cooperation Trust Fund of the Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People. The contribution came in response to a resolution of Member States in the Governing Council which oversees UN-Habitat’s work programme and budget.
Dr. Mahathir Mohamad Wins 2012 Rafik Hariri UN-Habitat Memorial Award  
Paris, 29 Jun 12
Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad has been named the recipient of 2012 Rafik Hariri UN-Habitat Memorial award, recognizing leadership, statesmanship and good governance.
The Lebanon Municipal Forum 2012  
Beirut, 12 Jun 12
The winners of three prize-winning urban projects which came out on top at the Lebanon Municipal Urban Forum 2012, will be sent to the sixth session of the World Urban Forum in Naples in September to share their best practices.
Clos concludes first official visit to Israel  
Nairobi, 10 Apr 12
Dr Joan Clos, has completed his first official visit to Israel since taking up position as UN-Habitat Executive Director.
Urban plans needed for better Palestinian development  
Nablous, 29 Mar 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos has encouraged the Palestinian authorities to develop comprehensive urban planning so that growing cities can expand in a way which promotes economic development and provides sustainable, affordable housing for all of its people.
Better transport for better cities  
Brussels, 30 Nov 11
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) and UN-HABITAT have joined hands to help improve urban mobility in cities around the world many of which are growing increasingly polluted by vehicle exchaust often because of poor public transport.
Second cycle of Rafik Hariri-UN-HABITAT award launched  
Jeddah, 4 Nov 11
The second cycle of the Rafik Hariri UN-Habitat Memorial Award has been launched, the steering committee announced last week.
Executive Director hails humanitarian staff  
Nairobi, 19 Aug 11
 UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Friday hailed the agency's humanitarian staff and their colleagues working in disaster zones in many countries around the world.
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