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Dr. Clos meets Senegal President  
Dakar, 5 Dec 12
UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos on Tuesday delivered a speech during the opening ceremony of Africities in Dakar, Senegal. Later Dr. Clos met the President of Senegal Macky Sall, during which the issue of flooding which recently affected most cities of Senegal including Dakar the Capital City, was the main topic.
Guediawaye citizens first to launch I'm a City Changer in Africa  
Guediawaye, Senegal, 4 Dec 12
On the eve of the Africities Summit in Dakar, Senegal is the first country in the world to initiate a National Urban Campaign and to launch UN-Habitat's I'm a City Changer in Africa campaign.
Strengthening Sino-African city ties  
Beijing, 12 Sept 12
China has established a USD 1.6 million (RMB 10 million) fund to help train officials and professionals in African local authorities, provide new scholarships for African students in China and build better industrial and commercial partnerships.
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. French
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 announced the Bank's interest in supporting UN-Habitat's Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme and the Palestine Housing Programme. FRENCH
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. FRENCH
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.
Gearing up for the World Urban Campaign  
Alicante, Spain, 2 Jun 10
Sonia Castedo Ramos, the Mayor of Alicante, Spain, this week hosted the fourth session of the World Urban Campaign’s steering committee. UN-Habitat designated Alicante as model of sustainable development, a recognition framed in the World Urban Campaign’s 100 Cities Initiative
UN-HABITAT signs agreement with Nigeria  
Nairobi, 11 May 10
UN-HABITAT and the government of Nigeria on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the agency and the West African nation engage in collaborative activities targeting young people.
Africities summit opens  
Marrakech, Morocco, 18 Dec 09
His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, this week opened the fifth session of the African cities summit at a glittering ceremony attended by high ranking figures from around the continent.
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