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UN-Habitat holds urban mobility event at high-level Women’s Commission  
Nairobi, 17 Mar 14
UN-Habitat’s Deputy Executive Director, Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, will chair an important session on access to urban mobility for women and girls at the 58th session on the Commission for the Status of Women.
UN-Habitat statement for International Women’s Day  
Nairobi, 7 Mar 14
Nowhere else can equality for women produce more progress for all than in cities.

Cities are an urban construct and can be developed and shaped for the benefit of the entire population. This is both necessary and possible now more than ever. A city cannot become full economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable, as long as there are barriers to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
A new UN-Habitat City Resilience Profiling Programme  
Nairobi, 15 Nov 12
UN-Habitat announced on Thursday that it is seeking city partners to pilot a new integrated urban planning and management model to help cities build reslience against disasters such as the recent superstorm Sandy which crashed through coastlines from the Caribbean and north America's Atlantic seaboard, or tsunamis and earthquakes.
Making cities safer for girls  
Naples, 12 Sept 12
UN-Habitat joined hands with Plan International and Women in Cities International at the World Urban Forum this month to launch a new programme at making cities safer for girls. 
UN-Habitat establishes advisory group on gender issues  
Nairobi, Kenya, 3 Sept 12
UN-Habitat has established an advisory group aimed at advising the Executive Director on all issues related to gender matters in the work of the agency.
UN-Habitat and UN Women sign MoU to strengthen partnership  
Naples, Italy, 2 Sept 12
UN-Habitat and UN Women have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the two agencies’ collaboration in areas of common interest.
UN-Habitat Advisory Group on Gender Issues – request for nominations  
Nairobi, 4 Jun 12
UN-Habitat is seeking proposals for candidates to serve on its Advisory Group on Gender Issues established to advise the Executive Director on all matters related to gender mainstreaming in the agency's work. The Group will also provide strategic guidance and policy advice.
Clos presents youth initiative to Secretary-General  
New York, 8 Feb 12

UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos, accompanied by senior Norwegian and United States officials, on Tuesday presented a new youth initiative to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The passing of a giant – Nobel Peace Laureate Wangari Maathai  
Nairobi, Kenya, 26 Sept 11
The first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai of Kenya, died overnight at a Nairobi hospital. Her organization, the Green Belt Movement, said Wangari had been undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71.
Call for gender equity in land distribution  
Nairobi, 12 Apr 11
Only three per cent of the land in the world is owned by women, UN-HABITAT’s Deputy Executive Director, Inga Bjork-Klevby said.
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