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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.
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