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UN-HABITAT wades into Pakistan floods with help  
Islamabad, 26 Aug 10
With the floods havoc in Pakistan reaching catastrophic levels, UN-HABITAT has joined other UN bodies in giving aid to the victims.
Re-building Liberia in a "small-small" way  
Gbarnga, Liberia, 20 Aug 10
At a workshop on Local Economic Development in Gbarnga this week, Liberia's Internal Affairs Minister Harrison Karnwea Sr. challenged local government participants to develop strategies that target the common man and woman.
Tibaijuka calls for more investment in housing and urban infrastructure  
Nairobi, Kenya, 11 Aug 10
The Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, has called for greater government and private sector investment in housing and urban infrastructure in order to improve the living conditions of the poor.
EGM Kicks Off Transparency in Land Administration Training in Asia  
Jogyakarta, Indonesia, 27 Jul 10
In preparation for the upcoming training events on Transparency in Land Administration (TLA) in South and South East Asia, about twenty-five land experts representing the academia, professional groups, members of civil society and government authorities participated in the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 20-21 July 2010.
Independent Review Commends GLTN Achievements  
Nairobi, 16 Jun 10
An independent Mid-Term Assessment (MTA) has commended the Global Land Tool Network for its performance and also recommended stronger staffing and funding in view of future challenges.
FIG Congress Launches the Social Tenure Domain Model  
Sydney, Australia, 27 Apr 10
A pro-poor land rights recording system - the Social Tenure Domain Model (STDM), was launched in a Special Event during the 24th International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) Congress, 11-16 April 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
Launch of community-led initiatives for up-scaling land tools  
Nairobi, 27 Apr 10
As part of the Grassroots Mechanism, GLTN is providing support to four grassroots-led projects in India, Peru, Tanzania and the Philippines. The aim of the projects is to enable a process of learning and communication to take place, to help get grassroots solutions to land policy implementation problems and to make the leap from pilots to large scale impact.
Régistre Foncier Urbain (RFU) workshop in Cotonou  
Cotonou, Benin, 1 Apr 10
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) and the Government of the Republic of Benin organised a Workshop to review the documentation of the Urban Land Registry or Régistre Foncier Urbain (RFU) in Cotonou, Benin, 25-26 February 2010.
Serbia holds conference on affordable housing  
Belgrade, 17 Feb 10
The Government of Serbia last week hosted a national conference aimed at sharing experiences on social and affordable housing policies in Serbia and other European countries. The event was organized with UN-HABITAT, the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration.
Rapid urbanization a major challenge for Africa  
Wilton Park, 16 Feb 10
Five years after the Commission for Africa presented its recommendations to world leaders at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles and five years before the target date for the Millennium Development Goals, a conference was held during the first week of February at Wiston House in Wilton Park to focus on the challenges facing Africa.
 
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