All posts tagged "Urban Basic Services"
New dawn for pupils of two Kenyan schools as WASH project is completed
Kakamega, Kenya, 20 July 2015—It was dawn of a new era for pupils of Matete Primary School in Western Kenya after UN-Habitat in partnership with the Royal Kingdom of Thailand together with the County Government of Kakamega...
- Posted July 20, 2015
Urban Solutions. United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi 2015
For more than forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world. The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing villages, towns and cities of all sizes, which...
- Posted April 22, 2015
World Urban Forum 7 Report – March 2015
The World Urban Forum is the world’s premier conference on urban issues. It was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanization and its impact on...
- Posted April 17, 2015
GEAP – Gender Equality Action Plan (2014-2019)
The Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) is the means to realize the The UN-Habitat Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban and Human Settlements.
- Posted April 9, 2015
UN-Habitat reaches out to Lamu County of Kenya
Nairobi 4 March 2015 – UN-Habitat last week hosted a consultative meeting in Gigiri with officials from Lamu County Government. The aim of the meeting was to explore possible areas of collaboration to support the county government in...
- Posted March 5, 2015
“Pro-poor solid waste management” – Marijk Huysman, Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies
Marijk Huysman bases her lecture on the importance of accessible and effective urban waste collection services for public health, environmental conditions, productivity and aesthetics of cities. Yet evidence shows that waste services are often failing poor people....
- Posted November 17, 2014
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Introduction
The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work...
- Posted October 16, 2014
Urban Basic Services
Urban basic services emphasis is placed on strengthening policies and institutional frameworks for expanding equitable access to urban basic services, especially for the poor. Policy and technical support is provided to partner countries and local authorities in...
- Posted September 5, 2013