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Ouagadougou hosts urban security meeting  
Ouagadougou, 16 Feb 11
The Joint Programme on Strengthening Urban Security in Ouagadougou (PCRSU, in French), recently held a sensitization workshop sensitization workshop on the institutionalization of integrated crime and violence prevention approach/initiative and a training on the establishment of local safety committees
UN-HABITAT, WWF join hands in Congo conservation  
Nairobi, 8 Sept 10
UN-HABITAT and WWF have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to ensure a better protection of the Virunga National Park , a World Heritage site in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The two agencies made the announcement on Tuesday.
Climbers tackle Mount Kilimanjaro  
Nairobi, 26 Feb 10
Some 35 climbers from around the world on Monday began an ascent of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro to highlight the key role of sport in fostering peace and development.
Water for African Cities  
Johannesburg, 17 Nov 09
City managers from 18 cities across Africa met in Johannesburg in recent days to review progress of UN-HABITAT’s Water for African Cities’ Programme.
UN-HABITAT to aid displaced populations in the Great Lakes Region  
Nairobi, 14 Jul 09
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT and Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday 10 July 2009.
A glittering ceremony for Dubai award winners  
Dubai, 13 May 09
Twelve lucky winners from around the world were this week each handed a USD 30,000 cash prize, a gilted wind tower and a certificate for their work in promoting a better urban future in a glittering ceremony marking the seventh Dubai International Award for Best Practices.
Ministers hail UN-HABITAT Lake Victoria project  
Entebbe, Uganda, 27 Apr 09
Ministers responsible for water in East Africa have backed a proposal to expand a UN-HABITAT initiative aimed at benefiting towns in the region.
Dubai International Awards for Best Practices to improve the Living Environment  
Dubai, UAE, 24 Nov 08
An independent international jury, chaired by Ms. Banashree Banerjee of India, has announced the winners of the 2008 Dubai International Awards for Best Pactices to improve the Living Environment.
Burundi launches urbanization policy  
Bujumbura, 17 Apr 08
The government of Burundi this week achieved a milestone when it launched the national housing and urbanization policy.
Burundi and Cyprus envoys present credentials to the Executive Director  
Nairobi, 30 Jan 07
The new permanent representatives of Burundi and Cyprus have presented their credentials to the UN-HABITAT Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
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