All posts by Grace Thama-ini

  • A Home for All Afghans

    This discussion paper examines housing in Afghan cities. The paper advocates for a ‘twin track’ approach to improve access to adequate housing. One ‘track’ is to recognize and upgrade existing informal areas. The other ‘track’ is to...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Guiding Urban Growth

    This discussion paper examines the importance of urban planning for achieving sustainable urbanization. It shows that urban planning is a key component of promoting Local Economic Development (LED); balancing development and environmental protection; improving access to land,...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Managing Land, Mobilizing Revenue: Strengthening municipal finance and land administration through property registration and taxation

    This discussion paper examines the enormous potential to increase local revenues through land and property taxation in cities. The paper reviews experiences over the past five years in five of Afghanistan’s largest cities: Kandahar, Herat, Jalalabad, Lashkar...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Urban Solidarity: Community-led neighbourhood upgrading by people, for people

    This discussion paper reflects on over 10 years of community-based neighbourhood upgrading in Afghanistan’s cities. It shows the huge potential and value of citizen engagement in upgrading, promoting a culture of civic responsibility and community solidarity. It...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Afghanistan’s Urban Future

    This paper provides an overview of the significant urbanisation transition facing Afghanistan. It shows that while urbanisation presents considerable challenges, it also offers immense opportunities to harness urban development as a driver of economic growth, poverty reduction...

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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  • Briefing Note: UN-Habitat and the UPR

    The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council,...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
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  • Briefing Note: The UN Delivering as One Approach

    The creation of the Delivering as One pilots was recommended by the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence, a group of heads of state and policy makers tasked to examine ways to strengthen the UN’s ability...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
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  • Briefing Note: Human Rights Up Front

    To further stress the central importance of human rights within the UN, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon launched the “Human Rights Up Front” initiative in December 2013. The Human Rights Up Front initiative recommends six actions to...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
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  • Briefing Note: HRBA Monitoring and Evaluation

    Monitoring and evaluation of activities are also essential for tracking whether activities are being carried out as planned and whether they are having the anticipated impact. A coherent and coordinated monitoring and evaluation system can ensure that:...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
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  • Briefing Note: Fit for purpose

    The High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) have identified Human Rights as one of five interlinked elements that are critical to make the UN “fit for purpose” in achieving the...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
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  • UN-Habitat in the Somali Region Newsletter– Issue No. 18

    Somaliland, which suffered devastation during the civil war, is trekking back to normalcy due to its internal resilience. Donor agencies are assisting it on this journey, and UN-Habitat has been supporting some critical development areas to enable...

    • Posted January 23, 2015
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  • Forced Evictions: Fact Sheet No. 25/Rev.1

    Every year, millions of people around the world are threatened by evictions or forcibly evicted, often leaving them homeless, landless, and living in extreme poverty and destitution. Forced evictions commonly result in severe trauma and set back...

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • The Right to Adequate Housing: Fact Sheet No. 21/Rev.1

    International human rights law recognizes everyone’s right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate housing. Despite the central place of this right within the global legal system, well over a billion people are not adequately housed....

    • Posted January 15, 2015
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  • Human Rights mainstreaming in UN-Habitat

    UN-Habitat commenced cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights as early as 2002 to work together for the comprehensive and progressive realization of Housing Rights under the auspices of the joint United Nations Housing Rights...

    • Posted December 16, 2014
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  • Urban Indicators Guidelines

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) adopted by the UN member states in the year 2000 are broad goals for the entire world. They address essential dimensions of poverty and their effects on people’s lives attacking pressing issues related to...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Mauritius launches slum upgrading project

    Port Louis: A workshop was held last week to launch the Participatory Slum Upgrading Project in Mauritius. Donor: European Commission and, the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific SecretariatThe “Lansman Rezional” (Regional Launch), aptly dubbed “Anu Amelyor Nu Kartier” (Let’s...

    • Posted November 24, 2014
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  • Towards Strategic Planning: Challenges and Assest analysis for Seven villages in the Caza of Tyre (ARABIC)

    تندرج هذه الدراسة في سياق مشروع برنامج الأمم المتحدة للمستوطنات البشريةUN-HABITAT( ( الرامي الى تطوير قدرات البلديات في الجنوب اللبناني من أجلالشروع في اجراء تخطيط تنموي استراتيجي. باشر برنامج UN-HABITAT نشاطهفي جنوب لبنان عام 2007 نتيجة حرب...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Towards Strategic Planning: Challenges and Assest analysis for Seven villages in the Caza of Tyre

    This study falls within the UN-HABITAT goal to develop the capacities of municipalities in South Lebanon to undertake strategic development planning. UN-HABITAT has been operating in South Lebanon since 2007 in the aftermath of the July 2006...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Towards Strategic Planning: Challenges and Assest analysis for Seven villages in the Caza of Bint Jbeil

    This study falls within the UN-HABITAT goal to develop the capacities of municipalities in South Lebanon to undertake strategic development planning. UN-HABITAT has been operating in South Lebanon since 2007 in the aftermath of the July 2006...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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  • Towards Strategic Planning: Challenges and Assets analysis for seven villages in the Caza of Marjeyoun

    This study falls within the UN-HABITAT goal to develop the capacities of municipalities in South Lebanon to undertake strategic development planning. UN-HABITAT has been operating in South Lebanon since 2007 in the aftermath of the July 2006...

    • Posted August 28, 2014
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