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UN-Habitat and partners in second phase of housing Sri Lankan conflict victims  
Colombo, 28 Jan 13
UN-Habitat is extending its partnership with the European Union (EU), Government of Australia (AusAID) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to implement the second phase of the housing recovery project for conflict affected families. The project “Improving Living Conditions in Returnee Areas of Sri Lanka through Housing” will be implemented over the next 30 months- to mid-2015- in the North and East. The project will assist 4,000 conflict affected families in the districts of Killinochchi, Mullaitivu, Mannar and Batticaloa to reconstruct and repair their damaged houses.
UN-Habitat and Swiss Cooperation in a joint Cuban project  
Havana, 6 Jul 12
UN-Habitat signed a cooperation agreement with the Swiss Cooperation in the last week of June, for the production of a "Cuba Housing Profile".
A post-conflict milestone in Sri Lanka  
Colombo, 30 Jan 12
A major post-conflict home reconstruction and repair project in Sri Lanka marked its first anniversary this month with the announcement that to date 3,000 internally displaced families have so far been assisted.
Back to the future - a gathering of UN-HABITAT veterans  
Nairobi, 15 Feb 11
A group of 25 retired UN-HABITAT veterans from countries around the world returned to the agency’s headquarters this week to share their experiences and insights with a view to helping establish a new direction for the agency.
UN-HABITAT extends housing support in Sri Lanka  
Colombo, 15 Feb 11
UN-HABITAT in Sri Lanka has just launched USD 28 million housing programme to support internally displaced war survivors in the north of the country.
A tense countdown on global climate talks  
Copenhagen, 16 Dec 09
As world climate talks heated up to a tense finale on Friday, a group of UN agencies warned world leaders gathering in Copenhagen that the cities, now home to most of humanity, are the key battle fronts where the war against the impacts of climate change must be fought and won.
UN agencies discuss climate change effect on cities  
Copenhagen, 15 Dec 09
Cities are one of the battle fronts where the war against the effects of climate change must be fought and won, a discussion forum bringing together several UN agencies said Monday.
World mayors pledge more action on climate change  
Copenhagen, 15 Dec 09
World mayors congregated at the Copenhagen City Hall Tuesday to discuss challenges and opportunities of climate change for their cities.
World leaders need education on climate change - Maldives President  
Copenhagen, 14 Dec 09
World leaders are in urgent need of education on climate change and how it is affecting their countries and populations, Maldives President Mr. Mohamed Nasheed said Monday.
Mrs. Tibaijuka signs climate petition  
Geneva, 22 Jul 09
The Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, signed the “Seal the Deal” climate change petition to reminding world leaders to negotiate a fair, balanced and effective agreement at the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Copenhagen in December 2009.
UN sports envoy visits UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi,Kenya, 22 Jun 09
The Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, held talks with officials at UN-HABITAT headquarters in Nairobi last week to explore new ways of using sports to help improve the lives of young people living in poverty.
Countdown to Expo 2010  
Geneva, 5 Jun 09
The Mayor of Shanghai, Mr. Han Zheng, visited Geneva at the weekend to promote Expo 2010 and meet with senior officials responsible for the Expo's giant United Nations pavilion.
UN-HABITAT and UNHCR assist the displaced and host families in Pakistan  
Islamabad, 29 May 09
UN-HABITAT and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have joined forces to provide shelter and other supplies to hundreds of thousands of people displaced by fighting in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province.
Using the Olympics to promote a better urban future  
Lausanne, 13 May 09
The Olympic movement last week committed itself at a meeting with UN agencies to use its influence to promote peace and development through sports events it organizes around the world.
UN agencies to discuss Expo 2010  
Geneva, Switzerland, 26 Mar 09
Representatives of United Nations bodies participating in Expo 2010 will meet in Geneva March 26-27, 2009, for a briefing with officials from Shanghai which is hosting what promises to be one of the biggest and most glittering events of its kind ever held.
UN-HABITAT and Olympic body sign historic cooperation pact  
Lausanne, 5 Feb 09
UN-HABITAT and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday signed Memorandum of Understanding.
UN-HABITAT co-hosts International Shelter Centre Conference  
Geneva, Switzerland, 20 Dec 06
A bi-annual meeting of the International Shelter Center Group, jointly hosted by UN-HABITAT and CARE International, was held from 16 to 17 November 2006 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Urban development meeting adopts new declaration on cities  
Geneva, 2 Nov 05
The International Platform on Sustainable Urban Development, has adopted the “Geneva Declaration for a viable future in cities” with the objective of creating a world solidarity network for better human settlements.
UN-HABITAT seeks better coordination against rural and urban poverty  
, 14 Jul 03
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Anna Tibaijuka told the high-level segment of this year’s annual session of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that there had to be better coordination against the twin problems of rural and urban poverty and under-development in developing countries.
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