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UN-Habitat and ICLEI announce Mobility festival  
Nairobi, 18 Apr 13
During the Governing Council meeting in Nairobi last week, UN-Habitat and Secretary General Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) announced the EcoMobility World Festival due in September 2013 in the city of Suwon, South Korea.

The world’s first eco-mobility festival  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25 Jun 12
UN-Habitat and ICLEI on Friday signed an agreement with the city of Suwon in Korea to host the world’s first Eco-Mobility Festival.
World leaders gather at the Rio +20 grand opening  
Rio de Janeiro, 20 Jun 12
More than 100 Heads of State and government gathered on Wednesday for the opening of the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development which seeks to shape new policies to promote global prosperity, reduce poverty and advance social equity and environmental protection.
Secretary-General to press urban agenda at Rio +20  
New York, 24 Apr 12
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday told a high-level delegation of mayors, local and regional authorities that he would ensure rapid urbanisation around the world takes high priority on the Rio +20 agenda because the battle for sustainability would be won or lost in cities.
United Nations turns to youth  
New York, 30 Jan 12
UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon has pledged to engage more firmly with young people around the world saying he will appoint a UN Special Representative on Youth.
UN-HABITAT hosts youth meeting  
Nairobi, 19 Jan 12
More than 30 youth drawn from South Korea, Kenya and Uganda converged in Nairobi this week for a meeting hosted by UN-HABITAT.
Booyoung group commits USD 3 million to UN-HABITAT  
Seoul, 27 Oct 11
UN-HABITAT said this week it had signed an agreement with the Booyoung Group of the Republic of Korea whereby the construction-centered corporation will provide the agency with USD 3 million over the next decade to promote urban development and habitat improvement in Africa.
Urban Climate Change Adaptation Course concludes in Korea  
Gangwon , 15 Oct 11
Urban planners and decision-makers from 10 Asian countries concluded a course on cities and climate change adaptation. The course which focused on vulnerability assessment and climate change action plans helps cities improve their planning and response to climate change.
UN-HABITAT and Gangwon Province of the Republic of Korea sign partnership agreement  
Nairobi , 12 Oct 11
Building on its existing collaboration with the International Urban Training Centre (IUTC) in the Korean Gangwon Province, UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos signed a new 5 year agreement with the Governor of Gangwon Province Moon-soon Choi to continue the agency's support to the Centre.
Secretary-General sorrow at Kenya explosion  
Nairobi, 12 Sept 11
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his sorrow and sympathy for the families of the victims of a petrol pipeline explosion in a dense Nairobi slum on Monday which claimed scores of lives and left many injured.
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