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East and Central African ministers agree on a roadmap for the Lake Tanganyika Programme  
Bujumbura, 19 Jul 13
Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of five East African Nations met last week to discuss an initiative to improve the water, sanitation and environmental conditions in the Lake Tanganyika Region.
International Criminal Court convicts Congolese child recruiter  
The Hague, 14 Mar 12
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday found Thomas Lubanga Diylo of war crimes for conscripting and enlisting children under 15 into the Forces patriotiques pour la libération du Congo (FPLC).
Volunteers for peace and development in Africa  
Nairobi, 17 Jan 12
UN-HABITAT this week hosted the first Steering Committee meeting for the African Conference on Volunteer Action for Peace and Development to be held on 25-27 June 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kagame and Clos agree on new urban development for Rwanda  
Kigali, 17 Jan 12
The Government of Rwanda and UN-Habitat will start work in coming weeks on a series of pilot projects to tackle growing urbanization confronting the country in recent years.
UN-Habitat starts an official visit to Rwanda  
Kigali, 16 Jan 12
Dr. Joan Clos, UN-Habitat Executive Director, and Dr. Aisa Kirabo, UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director, this week started an official visit to Kigali, capital of Rwanda, visiting the Kigali Genocide Memorial Site for the victims of the 1994 Genocide.
Join us in quest for better cities, Clos tells students  
Nairobi, 8 Nov 11
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Tuesday told students at the University of Nairobi that he considered universities as strategic partners in the quest for sustainable urban development.
Executive Director hails humanitarian staff  
Nairobi, 19 Aug 11
 UN-HABITAT Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Friday hailed the agency's humanitarian staff and their colleagues working in disaster zones in many countries around the world.
A big boost for energy efficient building in East Africa  
Nairobi, 18 May 11
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a USD 2,853,000 for a joint UN-HABITAT / UNEP project to promote energy efficiency in the East African building sector.
African Development Bank boosts Lake Victoria urban water programme  
Mombasa, Kenya, 24 Feb 11
The African Development Bank has approved a USD 110 million grant to extend a UN-HABITAT's urban improvement programme to another 15 towns in five countries.
Twenty four graduate with diploma in urban studies  
Nairobi, Kenya, 17 Feb 11
Twenty four students comprising of town clerks, heads of departments, committee chairpersons, and council officers from the East African region last week with a Diploma in Urban Development Studies at a colorful ceremony attended by family, friends and invited guests.
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