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UN-HABITAT Iraq Programme 2011 Newsletter - Year in Review

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UN-HABITAT Executive Director visits Iraq

The Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Dr. Joan Clos conducted a five-day visit to Iraq during the period 30 May - 2 June. In his first visit to a field mission since assuming leadership of UN-HABITAT, Dr. Clos hailed the achievements of the Iraqi-UN-HABITAT partnership on issues related to urban planning, governance, land management, pro-poor housing and basic services. Dr. Clos held discussions with the Iraqi officials in Baghdad and Erbil focusing on Iraq’s vision towards improving housing conditions, better functioning cities and strengthening the private and public sectors.