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[ News ] Posted on Friday, November 25, 2011 - 10:27
In a rare visit to the Somali capital by a senior United Nations official, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, announced on Thursday that she had secured a commitment from the Prime Minister and President of Somalia to end the recruitment of children by the Transitional Federal Government. "Completion of an action plan... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 09:25
Is there a conflict between the green agenda and the poor? The green agenda is future-oriented after all, while the poor need help right away. MIT has produced a chart that shows what the two groups have in common--and where their differences lie. Both are concerned with we interact with nature. Both want to make our lives better. But in some areas, there could be conflict: one group may need... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:24
November 21 - 27 marks the Road Safety Week organised by the accident-prevention charity, Brake. Focusing on the theme, "Too Young to Die," this year's event seeks to raise awareness of how to improve road safety...and the charity has materials to get you started. These include an introductory guide to teaching road safety, online games for early years and primary, and videos suitable for use... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 11:06
Mercy Housing has started construction on Bluff Lake Apartment Homes, an affordable housing project that will house 92 families. Designed by KTGY Group Inc., the $11.5 million project is located at the intersection of East 31st Avenue and Hanover Street in Stapleton. Half of the apartments will be dedicated to helping families in transition as part of Denver's Road Home initiative to end... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 10:16
UN-HABITAT has agreed with the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of the Islamic Republic of Iran on a strategic framework of co-operation for the coming four years. The announcement was made following a UN-HABITAT visit to Iran 12-14 November. The framework expands the current disaster risk reduction work of the UN-HABITAT Tehran Office to the surrounding region. UN-HABITAT also joins... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 09:51
Montreal, 21 November 2011 – On 18 November 2011, Vanuatu, became the sixty-eighth signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Nagoya Protocol, which was opened for signature in February 2011, will enter into force 90 days after deposit of the... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 09:46
Montreal, 21 November 2011 – At the first meeting of the Convention’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical, and Technological Advice since the adoption of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, held last October in Nagoya, Japan, representatives of government, indigenous and local communities, non-governmental... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 11:11
In collaboration with German partners, UN-HABITAT has unveiled a new initiative aimed at addressing youth employment and empowerment. Dubbed “WorldyouthXchange for Employability & Empowerment “, the project has been developed in close collaboration with Art Consulting Agency Riegelsberger and the German Association for Post, Information Technology and Telecommunication (DVPT). It was... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:59
UN-HABITAT announced Friday (11November 2011) it will be expanding its successful Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative to fifteen more cities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, with support of US$4.2 million from the African Development Bank. The announcement came during a visit to the sites by key international government representatives to see first-hand the work in Kenya'... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 10:53
Montreal, 16 November 2011 – Yesterday, 15 November 2011, Argentina became the sixty-seventh signatory of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Nagoya Protocol, which was opened for signature in February 2011, will enter into force 90 days after deposit... Read more

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