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UN-Habitat and Burkina Faso signUrban Country Programme Agreement
Ouagadougou , 8 Nov 13
UN-Habitat on Monday signed a three-year Country Programme Agreement with Burkina Faso to support their efforts to manage urbanization.
Secretary-General’s message on World Habitat Day
New York, 7 Oct 13
Cities must boost efforts to become more resilient to natural disasters as well as provide their citizens with methods of alternative transportation to thrive, senior United Nations officials said today.
Dr. Joan Clos's message on World Habitat Day
Nairobi, 4 Oct 13
On the occasion of this year’s World Habitat Day, the Executive Director of UN-Habitat Dr. Joan Clos has called for improved accessibility and mobility in urban areas for more efficient of the world’s cities and towns.
African, Caribbean, Pacific countries adopt Kigali Declaration on Sustainable Urbanization
Kigali, 10 Sept 13
Ministers, Mayors, government officials and civil society organisations in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have pledged to increase their political will to develop and implement integrated strategies for sustainable urban development.
Rwanda Prime Minister calls for collaboration on Slum Upgrading
Kigali, 6 Sept 13
The Prime Minister of Rwanda, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Pierre Habumuremyi has called on African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to work towards improving the living conditions of people in cities by adopting a jointly developed Declaration and Action Plan, which would help them to achieve well-coordinated urban development and manage the challenges of rapid urbanisation in a sustainable manner.
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.
Youth at Kigali slum upgrading conference
Kigali, 2 Sept 13
Representatives of Rwanda’s youth community are attending an important tripartite conference in Kigali this week to contribute to global plans on sustainable urbanization for poverty eradication.
UN-Habitat calls for more participation in slum upgrading plans
Nairobi, Kenya, 29 Aug 13
UN-Habitat has held the first consultative workshop on new opportunities for slum upgrading with better governance through a Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment (PILaR) tool.
UN-Habitat joins Future Policy Modeling Consortium
Europe and Nairobi, 1 Aug 13
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has become a member of Future Policy Modeling (
), a research consortium funded by the European Commission that aims to create a comprehensive informational communication technology model to support public policy design and implementation.
Dr. Clos holds talks with the mayor of Accra
Accra, 20 May 13
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Friday paid a courtesy call on the mayor of Accra Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije during which they discussed issues of mutual interest.
Engaging slum dwellers as partners
Nairobi, 2 May 13
The involvement of slum dwellers as partners and not beneficiaries was identified as one of the main recommendations that help to empower communities as well as strengthen the effectiveness of participatory slum upgrading processes.
African slum dwellers get boost to improve living conditions
Nairobi, 18 Apr 13
Thousands of slum dwellers from eight African countries will gain access to a fund to help them improve their housing conditions.
Regional Training and Exchange Workshop for the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)
Port of Spain, 12 Mar 13
A regional training and exchange workshop on the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) is being held from 12th to 16th March in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
Africa, Caribbean Pacific ambassadors receive update on slum upgrading
Brussels, 4 Feb 13
Progress and achievements of the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme were shared with ambassadors from Africa, Caribbean and Pacific states participating in the
Sub-Committee meeting on Political, Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs
on 4 February 2013.
Slum dwellers learn how to “e-participate” in Mtwapa, Kenya
Mtwapa, Kenya, 29 Jan 13
Community members of the Mtwapa informal settlements met on the 23rdJanuary to launch a pioneering e-participation tool for participatory slum upgrading.
Rabat Declaration on Making Slums History adopted
Rabat, 4 Dec 12
The Rabat Declaration on Making Slums History was unanimously adopted by country delegations at the closing of the international conference held in Rabat, Morocco late November.
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.
Countries’ contribution to the Italian Red Cross at WUF
Naples, Italy, 6 Sept 12
As the World Urban Forum came to a close, countries participating in the
Slums Divided by Two
exhibition (Slums ÷ 2) donated 280 Jerricans to the Italian Red Cross Red Crescent.
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.
Tackling slum problems in Zambia
Lusaka, 1 Aug 12
The Zambian government last week invited a broad range of experts, central and local government officials and community representatives to discuss new ways of dealing with the country's slum problems.
Cape Verde Engages Citizens in Territorial Planning and Urban Development
Praia, Cape Verde, 20 Jul 12
The Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) inspired 22 municipalities to target and mobilize Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for territorial planning and urban development.
Zambia Urban Housing Profile Launched
Lusaka, Zambia, 11 Jul 12
The Zambian Urban Housing Sector Profile was launched last week by the Minister for Local Government and Housing Prof. Nkandu Luo.
Eight more countries join the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme
Nairobi, 13 Apr 12
Eight African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries have been selected to join the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, bringing the total number of participating countries to 37. Benin, Botswana, Lesotho, Rwanda, and Togo from Africa were selected, along with St. Lucia from the Caribbean and Tuvalu and Vanuatu from the Pacific.
Islamic Development Bank support for UN-Habitat programmes
Holy Makkah, Saudi Arabia, 2 Feb 12
The President of Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Ahmed Al-Madani, last week
the Bank's interest in supporting UN-Habitat's Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme and the Palestine Housing Programme.
Better cities, better life in Malawi
Lilongwe, 2 Feb 12
The cities of Lilongwe, Blantyre, Mzuzu and Zomba last week launched
highlighting the priorities for improving life in all four centres of the southern African nation.
Mauritius completes first phase of urban profiling
Port Louis , 28 Dec 11
Mauritius recently completed the first phase of urban sector profiling, in the capital city of Port Louis, Beau Bassin town and Black River district.
Malawi’s Mzuzu City Council launches urban profile
Mzuzu, Malawi , 20 Dec 11
Representatives from national government, local authorities, civil society, research institutions and media recently gathered for the global launch of the '
Mzuzu City Council Urban Profile
European Commission sends monitoring mission to UN-HABITAT project
Nairobi, 20 Dec 11
The European Commission (EC) was in Nairobi from 24-28 October 2011, to review the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP) implementation process as well as to discuss extended activities for the year 2012. The EC has so far given 4 million Euros to the programme. Additional resources are ear marked for the year 2012, to implement tangible response initiatives.
UN-HABITAT project in Ghana awarded for positive impact
Accra, 19 Dec 11
A UN-HABITAT slum upgrading project in Accra, Ghana has received accolades for the positive impact it has made on the life of the beneficiaries.
Regional Exchange Forum for Municipalities on Slum Upgrading in Africa
Dakar, 17 Oct 11
Thirty five participants drawn from various francophone countries from Africa recently gathered in Dakar Senegal to discuss slum upgrading issues.
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