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The report of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators is now available for download.

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung, in partnership with Fabulous Urban and colleagues from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos, has published a report on urban planning processes in the city of Lagos.

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Read an article by Jane Battersby, Principal Investigator of the Consuming Urban Poverty research project, calling for a re-framing of food insecurity and policy responses in light of the changing realities of food insecurity in Africa.

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The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has published a handbook entitled Foreign investment, law and sustainable development: A handbook on agriculture and extractive industries.

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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is seeking to recruit two land and natural resources experts to work on African contexts.

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The global advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) has released the Informal Economy Monitoring Study Sector Report: Waste Pickers, written by Sonia Maria Dias and Melanie Samson.

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We are delighted to invite applications for an one-year postdoctoral fellowship within the Consuming Urban Poverty project, hosted by the University of Cape Town.

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The Indonesian organization Kota Kita, one of the partners of the Global Platform for the Right to the City (GPR2C), has released the 3rd Urban Social Forum report. The event occurred on 19 December 2015 in Surubaya, Indonesia.

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IIED is inviting proposals for original research that improves understanding of how to promote the protection of particularly vulnerable groups in the context of urban humanitarian crises and responses. The closing date is 29 February 2016.

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The zero draft outline for the Habitat III outcome document, which will ultimately frame 'The New Urban Agenda' for sustainable development, is available for download.

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From 25 January to 5 February 2016, the Land Portal Foundation will be holding a debate on the Global Land Tool Network’s Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC), which was created to assess the effectiveness of land tools in supporting women’s land rights. The discussion will focus on sharing best practices and lessons learned for supporting women’s land rights.

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The Feminist Map of Projects (FemMap) is using technology to document initiatives around the globe that focus on achieving gender equality. The idea behind it is to create a worldwide database of feminist activities, including various categories from politics to local community actions, giving us an idea of how feminism is acting in different parts of the world.

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UN-Habitat has invited students or recent graudates to apply for an internship position in their Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch.

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UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development (Urban Development Department) is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya.

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Abstract submissions are invited for the International Conference on Climate Change, to be held at Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology (Ogbomoso, Nigeria) from 18 to 20 May 2016.

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Research Committee 21 (RC21) invites paper submissions towards its 2016 conference, themed 'the trangressive city'.

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Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October, 2016. The UN's Second Committee recently released its draft resolution on the procedures and rules to be followed in Habitat III.

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The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. Their 2014 Annual Report provides a broad and comprehensive summary of their activities and operating information.

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AAPS content partner UrbanAfrica.net is posting daily reports from the proceedings of the 2015 Africities Summit of African city leaders and local governments being held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Follow the news and discussions here.

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The South African Cities Network (SACN) has published a report on the current and future state of urban food security in South Africa. The report is available for download here.

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