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habitat

the place where something or someone lives. In ENVIRONMENTAL LAW the focus of European Union and UK legislation affecting conduct in relation to certain habitats. The EU Habitats Directive requires the establishment of a series of high-quality Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) across Europe that will make a significant contribution to conserving the habitat types and species identified in Annexes I and II of the Directive. It has been held that the Directive extends UK obligations beyond the 12-mile limit to the UK continental shelf
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NEW YORK, Feb 10, 2011 (TUR) -- The mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbas, met with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Executive Director Joan Clos as part of his visit to New York as the president of the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).
Anna Tibaijuka, the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director of United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT); and accompanying delegation.
Dizayee has left for the Jordanian capital Amman to attend the meetings of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN HABITAT).
According to Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities: Local Action for Global Goals, a March 2003 report by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, 83% of African city dwellers lack toilets connected to sewers; for Asia's cities, the proportion is 55%.
IBM and the Future of our Cities" discusses Habitat JAM, a unique and historic online event sponsored by the government of Canada in partnership with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and IBM.
From 2007 to 2010, she served as Australias High Commissioner to Kenya and Ambassador to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), as well as non-resident accreditation High Commissioner to Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania and Uganda, and Ambassador to the African Union, Burundi and Djibouti.
Spearheaded by the Ministry of Climate Change with technical assistance of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and funded by the Government of Australia, the report will support planners, administrators, and decision makers by provision of information to help them design effective urban solutions without leaving out vital segments of urban society.
The "His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development" was first announced in Geneva in July 2007 during a ceremony in which HRH the Prime Minister was bestowed with the Prestigious 2006 Special Citation of the Habitat Scroll of Honor Award from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
According to Foreign Office press release, Pakistan's mission in Nairobi is accredited as permanent mission to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat).
In a message addressed to the sixth World Urban Forum being held in Naples, Italy, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa pointed out that the Khalifa Bin Salman Award for Human Settlements demonstrated the importance the kingdom accorded to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme to improve its performance and implement its vision related to Millennium Development Goals.

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