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UNHABITAT: SANI News, July-December 2015 #2

10 February 2016

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National level interaction on rebuilding Bungamati

16 September 2015

14 September 2015 | The participants at the national level interaction on rebuilding Bungamati voiced for adopting people’s process to ensure inclusive and participatory rebuilding approach so that the local culture can be conserved and people will get benefits through innovative economic activiti

‘Greening the Re-building’

24 August 2015

The three-day long exhibition on ‘Sustainable and Safer Housing Technologies’ concluded with an overwhelming number of visitors including practitioners, entrepreneurs, and students.The feedback received from visitors showed that there is a huge demand for earthquake resilient low-cost appropriat

Sani-News (July-December 2014) Volume 3 Issue 2

12 January 2015

The declaration of Bajura and Arghakhachi as the 16th and 17th Open Defecation Free (ODF) districts in the country was a major milestone for the GSF Programme in Nepal as it meant that half of the original six GSF supported districts are now ODF (Bhaktapur was declared ODF on the occasion of 5th SAC

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"Give Slum Dwellers a Voice", Secretary General Says

7 October 2014

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on World Habitat Day, to be observed on 6 October:Over the past decade, efforts under the Millennium Development Goals have cut the proportion of people living in slums by more than half. Yet, over the same period, rapid urbanization, e

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World Habitat Day 2014 Message of the UN-Habitat Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos

7 October 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014Every year on the first Monday of October we reflect on the state of our human settlements and what we want the cities of our future to look like. This year, the United Nations has chosen to turn the spotlight on the people who live or have lived in informal settlements, listen

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CityApp Kathmandu 2014

17 February 2014

CITYNET and Microsoft invite government officials, urban planners, and software developers to join CityApp Kathmandu 2014: Innovative Solutions for Cities. This unique event brings together stakeholders from across the Kathmandu valley region to examine common urban challenges and build technology-b

UN-HABITAT: Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) Programme e-bulletin SANI-News Vol 1 Issue 3

11 January 2013

As we head towards 2013, it is important to recall three key events from this last quarter of 2012. The first happened on 10 October 2012. Exactly two years after the launching of the GSF programme in Nepal, the first GSF supported Village Development Committee (Bhudhiganga VDC of Bajura distri

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Call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Cooperation Partners Pilot Project for Sustainable Mobility in Kathmandu, Nepal

28 November 2012

UN Habitat is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI’s) for implementing a pilot project for promoting sustainable mobility in Kathmandu in partnership with different stakeholders and in coordination with existing and planned initiatives such as the Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Transportation Projec

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Nepali Version of Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies Launched

5 October 2012

The Nepali version of the “Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies” was launched by the Vice Chairman of Nepal’s National Planning Commission, Honorable Deependra B. Kshetry, on the occasion of World Habitat Day on 1st October 2012 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Secretaries from the Ministry o

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Marking World Habitat Day 2012 in Nepal

5 October 2012

Under the banner of "Changing Cities Building Opportunities", Nepal joined hands with global community in celebrating World Habitat Day, 2012 on October 1st this year. UN-Habitat and Ministry of Urban Development, Government of Nepal together with partner agencies hosted a programme in Kathmandu to

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UN-HABITAT: Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) Programme e-bulletin SANI-News Issue 2

14 September 2012

The Global Sanitation Fund recently evaluated the performance of UN-HABITAT as the Executing Agency (EA) for the GSF programme in Nepal and came to the conclusion that the EA’s performance “meets their requirements.” Although there were some initial delays in implementing the GSF programme in

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Asia-Pacific forum to discuss making cities pro-poor, environment-friendly and climate safe

24 June 2011

Bangkok (UN ESCAP Strategic Communications and Advocacy Section) – More than 300 representatives of governments, civil society, private sector and academia in the region are meeting in Bangkok this week to discuss ways to ensure that booming Asia-Pacific urban prosperity is friendly to both the po

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