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UN-Habitat’s Executive Director visits Myanmar  
Nairobi , 28 Oct 13
Myanmar is going through rapid transformation through political, economic and administrative waves of reform. As the economy of Myanmar opens up, the pace of urbanization is bound to increase.
Nigeria charts new operational framework at National Housing and Slum Summit  
Nigeria , 28 Oct 13
The Government of Nigeria has pledged to give priority attention to the challenge of inadequate housing and rapid slum growth in the country by taking actions to make the human settlements sector the bedrock and centre-piece of national development.
Women and rights activists in Kabul hold a protest march against sexual harassment  
Kabul, 28 Oct 13
Over 200 women"s rights and civil society activists marched in the streets of the Afghan capital, Kabul on Sunday in order to raise awareness about sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in public places in Afghanistan.
MINURVI supports New Urban Agenda towards Habitat III  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24 Oct 13
The General Assembly of Ministers and High Authorities of Housing and Urban Development of Latin America and the Caribbean (MINURVI) agreed among other things, to encourage the development of urban policy that considers the population of informal settlements and provide access to land with urban infrastructure, community facilities and sanitation to strengthen human and social capital.
Colombia warms up for World Urban Forum 7  
Medellin, 23 Oct 13
On World Habitat Day this year, the Colombian Minister of Housing, Luis Felipe Henao Cardona, the Mayor of Medellin, Anibal Gaviria and the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Dr. Joan Clos, oversaw _
UN Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy on busy Kenyan tour  
Nairobi , 22 Oct 13
On a tour of Kenya this week hosted by UN-Habitat, UN Secretary-General’s envoy on youth Mr. Ahmad Alhendawi had a busy schedule that saw him meet with several youth-led groups
UN-Habitat launches regional Report on the State of European Cities in transition 2013  
Brussels , 22 Oct 13
During the 11th European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels, UN-Habitat launched its latest regional report - The State of European Cities in transition 2013: Taking Stock After 20 Years of Reform.
Sri Lanka launches commemorative stamp for World Habitat Day  
Colombo, 22 Oct 13
Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapaksa led the national World Habitat Day Celebrations at a ceremony held at the Soysapura Housing Scheme grounds in Moratuwa. The event, which drew the participation of thousands from the busy suburb of Colombo, marked the launch of a stamp commemorating the day.
Australia supports UN-Habitat to make Balangoda, Batticaloa, Ratnapura and Kalmunai resilient to disasters  
Colombo, Sri Lanka, 21 Oct 13
The Government of Australia provided AUD 1,000,000 (LKR 126 million) to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to support Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Preparedness Plans for the cities of Ratnapura, Batticaloa, Kalmunai and Balangoda. The plans for each city were officially launched at the BMICH in Colombo today.
UN-Habitat joins Open Aid Partnership in steps to increase transparency  
Nairobi, 18 Oct 13
UN-Habitat has joined the Open Aid Partnership, a World Bank-led initiative that brings together development partners, governments, civil society organizations, foundations, and the private sector to improve aid transparency and effectiveness.
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