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[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 16:00
UN-HABITAT Representation Office to the European Union and Belgium has celebrated the World Habitat Day 2011 in a high-level event hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee and chaired by the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Isabelle Durant. The event was attended by experts from European institutions, Ambassadors, academics, civil society representatives and the media.... Read more
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 15:35
This is a festival organized in Brazil meant for kids who are 6 - 14 years to build solidarity, friendship and unity for peace and love among them. The children will perform cultural displays of crafts, dance and music to a diverse audience made ​​up of families, other children, teenagers, authorities invited and interested institutions. And besides, while some are involved with cultural displays... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:28
L'Institut Foyer Du Savoir (Home of Knowledge) officially broke ground August 26 2011, preceded by a quick speech, prayer and promise made by the owner Pastor Wilkesse Dorcinvil. Architecture for Humanity Regional Program Manager Eric Cesal recounts the afternoon, which could be described as "modestly majestic." NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:14
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund has featured the folks behind our school construction projects in Haiti: Élie Dubois, Dignité and Bon Berger Montrouis! Below is the feature. NB: Press Cutting Service This article is culled from daily press coverage from around the world. It is posted on the Urban Gateway by way of keeping all users informed about matters of interest. The opinion expressed in this... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 12:08
Joined by funders, partners and members of the local community the Santo Community Development Plan broke ground September 15, 2011. A humble gathering under a tent in the middle of a construction site was present to celebrate an important moment in the reconstruction of Léogâne and Haiti. The Santo Community Development Plan is the largest permanent reconstruction project in the region worst... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:51
Ring beams, elevated slabs, bamboo screens and high water tables. Almost sounds like a fast food menu, but rest assured, this is the latest progress report from the Haiti School Initiative. A synopsis on school construction status follows, with exhaustive coverage of construction and communities available on the Students Rebuild Haiti blog.
[ Event ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:36
The Young Water Professionals Conference under the theme "Water for tomorrow: A collective responsibility" will provide a forum for professionals - especially the young - working in water and wastewater research, technology and management to present their work and share their experience on the role of different stakeholders in ensuring that this fundamental resource is preserved for the next... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, October 10, 2011 - 09:59
Prepared jointly by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) in partnership with the Urban Design Lab of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, the Guidelines for developing eco-efficient and socially... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 - 15:52
AfriGrowth Foundation (AGF) with the support of TY Danjuma Foundation is currently receiving applications for the October-November session of its Youth Academy. AfriGrowth Foundation Youth Academy seeks to recruit fresh graduates who have recently concluded or yet to enroll for the National Youth Service for a two-month period of intensive training and internship on enterprise development.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Friday, October 7, 2011 - 14:52
Thank you so much for your participation and your input in enhancing the efficiency of the Gateway. We have noted them all down and are working with the developers to resolve them. It is worthwhile noting that we are seeing some of the issues resolved immediately (for example, access to Press releases). Big ups to everyone! The next training exercise kicks off on Wednesday 12th October, 2011.... Read more

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