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International Conference on Post Emergency Shelter Reconstruction held Sri Lanka  
Colombo, 31 Mar 14
Kenya and United Nations sign a USD 1.2 billion development pact  
Nairobi, 27 Mar 14
International conference on post emergency reconstruction kicks off in Colombo  
Colombo, 24 Mar 14
An international conference on post emergency shelter reconstruction ‘Restoring Communities through Home-Owner-Driven Reconstruction: from post-Emergency to Development’ kicked off Tuesday morning in the capital city of Sri Lanka, Colombo.
Record numbers sign up for World Urban Forum 7  
Nairobi, 21 Mar 14
Nearly 25,000 people have registered as participants for the Seventh Session of the World Urban Forum that will take place in Medellin, Colombia in early April.
Kenya targets 300,000 new houses, minister tells national urban forum  
Nairobi, 21 Mar 14
Kenya is targeting to build some 300,000 new housing units in the next three years the Minister for Lands Housing and Urban Development Mrs. Charity Ngilu disclosed on Wednesday.
UN-Women calls for increased access to mobility for women in cities  
Nairobi, 20 Mar 14
Deputy Executive Director for UN-Women, Lakshmi Puri, has called for increased empowerment for women when it comes to accessing mobility.
UN-Habitat signs Memorandum of Understanding with UN Volunteers  
Nairobi, 20 Mar 14
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has expressed its interest in increasing the number of UN Volunteers it engages.  UN-Habitat Executive Director Joan Clos made the comments at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two bodies, which formalised their commitment to work together in coming years. 
Eight Nigerian cities set to benefit from UN-Habitat expertise  
Ogori, Nigeria, 18 Mar 14
Eight Nigerian cities are lined up as the first beneficiaries of far reaching structural and urban plans as a result of cooperation agreements with UN-Habitat.
Increasing women's access to land in Muslim communities  
Nairobi, 17 Mar 14
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) – a global alliance of partners contributing to poverty alleviation through land reform, improved land management and security of tenure - is developing context-specific tools and approaches to facilitate access to land for women.
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.
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