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Conference on Sustainable Urbanization begins in Kigali  
Kigali, 4 Sept 13
The Second International Tripartite Conference on "Sustainable Urbanization as Response to Urban Poverty Eradication" opened on Tuesday 5th September in Kigali, Rwanda with a call on nations and development partners to rise to the challenge of unsustainable urbanisation as the international community articulates the global post-2015 development agenda. French
East and Central African ministers agree on a roadmap for the Lake Tanganyika Programme  
Bujumbura, 19 Jul 13
Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of five East African Nations met last week to discuss an initiative to improve the water, sanitation and environmental conditions in the Lake Tanganyika Region.
A new strategic partnership on urban mobility  
Addis Ababa, 25 Oct 12
Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, UN-Habitat's Deputy Executive Director, on Monday 22 October signed an MOU with Mr. Jean Louis Leonard, President the Conference on Urban Mobility in the Developing World(CODATU) to strengthen UN-Habitat’s outreach and advocacy in sustainable urban mobility. 
Global slum upgrading programme moves into high gear  
Naples, Italy, 5 Sept 12
UN-Habitat this week announced the implementation of its Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme in member countries of the Brussels-based Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group (ACP) thanks to the support of the European Commission. French
UN-Habitat at the World Cities Summit  
Singapore, 19 Jun 12
UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director, Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, will address the World Cities Summit 2012 in Singapore next month when she will have the opportunity to meet world leaders, mayors and the business community to discuss new ideas on liveable and sustainable cities.
International Criminal Court convicts Congolese child recruiter  
The Hague, 14 Mar 12
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Thomas Lubanga Diylo of war crimes for conscripting and enlisting children under 15 into the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC).
UN-Habitat Palestinian Advisory Board meets  
New York, 10 Feb 12
Representatives from more than 20 countries on Thursday attended the first Advisory Board of UN-Habitat’s Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People.
Volunteers for peace and development in Africa  
Nairobi, 17 Jan 12
UN-HABITAT this week hosted the first Steering Committee meeting for the African Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development to be held on 25-27 June 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kagame and Clos agree on new urban development for Rwanda  
Kigali, 17 Jan 12
The Government of Rwanda and UN-Habitat will start work in coming weeks on a series of pilot projects to tackle growing urbanization confronting the country in recent years.
UN-Habitat starts an official visit to Rwanda  
Kigali, 16 Jan 12
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director, and Dr. Aisa Kirabo, UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director, this week started an official visit to Kigali, capital of Rwanda, visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site for the victims of the 1994 Genocide.
Former Mayor of Kigali, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, New UN-HABITAT Deputy Executive Director  
New York, 11 Oct 11
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ms. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira of the Republic of Rwanda as Deputy Executive Director and Assistant Secretary-General for UN-HABITAT. She succeeds Ms. Inga Björk-Klevby in the position.
Lake Victoria Initiative launches Capacity Building Programme in Rwanda  
Kigali, 22 Aug 11
A capacity building programme for Rwanda, as part of the second phase of Lake Victoria Water Initiative, was officially launched at a Stakeholders Workshop in Kigali on August 11th, 2011.
A big boost for energy efficient building in East Africa  
Nairobi, 18 May 11
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a USD 2,853,000 for a joint UN-HABITAT / UNEP project to promote energy efficiency in the East African building sector.
African Development Bank boosts Lake Victoria urban water programme  
Mombasa, Kenya, 24 Feb 11
The African Development Bank has approved a USD 110 million grant to extend a UN-HABITAT's urban improvement programme to another 15 towns in five countries.
Twenty four graduate with diploma in urban studies  
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Feb 11
Twenty four students comprising of town clerks, heads of departments, committee chairpersons, and council officers from the East African region last week with a Diploma in Urban Development Studies at a colorful ceremony attended by family, friends and invited guests.
Urban youth fund beneficiaries attend training course  
Nairobi, 14 Dec 10
A week of training by UN-HABITAT is underway for beneficiaries of the Urban Youth Fund from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Safer cities for women  
New Delhi, 2 Dec 10
UN-HABITAT and UNIFEM have announced that they plan to launch a new programme aimed at stopping sexual harassment and violence against women and girls.
UN-HABITAT, WWF join hands in Congo conservation  
Nairobi, 8 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT and WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park , a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two agencies made the announcement on Tuesday.
UN-HABITAT and partners hold training on urban policing  
Barcelona, 11 Aug 10

Some 15 participants from six African countries were the beneficiaries of a landmark training seminar on urban policing held in Barcelona last month.

New African cities climate change initiative  
Nairobi, 15 Dec 09
UN-HABITAT this week announced a new drive to raise awareness in African cities about climate change problems so that proper mitigation and adaptation plans can be put in place. A pilot programme for local authorities will start in five cities – Mombasa (Kenya), Kigali (Rwanda), St Louis (Senegal), Walvis Bay (Namibia), and Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso).
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