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  • Reconstruction of Mosul

    Mosul, January 2019 – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) has developed an Initial Planning Framework for the Reconstruction of Mosul to support the reconstruction and recovery efforts of the city government. It outlines recovery priorities,...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Housing, Land and Property Issues of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon From Homs City

    UN-Habitat and UNHCR present “Housing, Land and Property Issues of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon from Homs City”, the second in a series of reports being produced on the HLP conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This report...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Young Somali women complete training in construction skills and ready to work

    Garowe, Puntland, Somalia, February 2019 –  In Somalia, it is extremely rare to see a woman working in the construction industry. However nearly two thirds of the young people who have just graduated from a UN-Habitat training...

    • Posted February 13, 2019
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  • Launch of Call for Targeted City Actions

    Migration is a defining feature of urbanisation. Cities are places where people come together to live, work and find opportunities. It is also in the city where the reality of social and economic accommodation of newcomers and...

    • Posted February 11, 2019
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  • EU and UN-Habitat launch city profiling project in Yemen to coordinate humanitarian, recovery and development investments

    AMMAN, 28 January 2019 – UN-Habitat launched a new project to gather data on seven cities in Yemen to support them in coping with the impact of the ongoing conflict. The meeting, hosted at in Amman, brought...

    • Posted February 11, 2019
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  • Nigeria’s Presidential Candidates call for a focus on housing

    LAGOS, January 2019 – Thousands of people watched a live debate between five candidates aiming to become the President of Nigeria who discussed the country’s housing situation. The candidates in the election scheduled for 16 February all...

    • Posted February 6, 2019
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  • Prosperity for all Enhancing the informal economy through participatory slum upgrading

    UN-Habitat in partnership with Cardiff University has developed a report titled: Prosperity for All: Enhancing the Informal Economy through Participatory Slum Upgrading.  The report is timely in contributing to global development agendas, particularly SDG 11, and the...

    • Posted January 31, 2019
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  • Local Economic Development, micro-entreprise and crime reduction: Lessons from Cali, Colombia

    This Policy Brief argues that successful initiatives to tackle Cali’s exceptionally high homicide rates also have potential for local economic development, and suggests ways that the significant value-added by informal enterprises can be harnessed to achieve wider...

    • Posted January 31, 2019
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  • Annual Report 2017

    Outlining the main activities led by UN-Habitat in the area of risk reduction and resilience over the 2017, the annual report covers technical cooperation with cities, knowledge creation and management, and advocacy, communication and awareness. For more...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Working Towards More Resilient Cities

    What is a resilient city? Why is it important? and who needs to act to keep the cities, and its resident, safe? This short and accessible flyer answers these questions and outlines UN-Habitat’s contribution to sustainable and...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Barcelona Resilience Week Report

    The report provides an overview of participation and detailed outcomes of all main sessions, including the six urban resilience dialogues. Partner events, workshops and site visits are also featured  

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Urban Resilience Enhancer: Informality Action

    More than one quarter of the world’s urban population lives in informal settlements. Informal settlements create marginalisation and segregation, and their inhabitants are often more vulnerable to health risks, natural disasters, unreliable wages, hazardous working environments, and...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Urban Resilience Enhancer: Gender Equality

    Women and men, girls and boys, each experience urbanisation and benefit from its opportunities differently according to their gender identities. This Enhancer helps gather relevant information on the relationship between gender, human development, and city resilience, in...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Urban Resilience Enhancer: Social Resilience

    The Social Resilience Guide considers a variety of topics, from inhabitants’ wellbeing to the delivery of services, with a particular focus on vulnerability and inclusive and protective measures. This Guide has three angles of analysis: understanding vulnerability...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Urban Resilience Enhancer: Resource Efficiency

    The consumption of natural resources has increased to unsustainable levels due to population growth and rapid urbanisation, with cities now using billions of tonnes of raw materials to sustain their urban lifestyles. The concept of resource efficiency,...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Urban Resilience Enhancer: Human Rights

    The human rights-based approach elaborated in this Enhancer helps identify a pattern of human rights fulfilment between individuals (the rights-holders) and the state, whose duty it is to protect their rights. According to this Enhancer, non-discrimination, participation,...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Urban Resilience Enhancer: Climate Action

    The impacts of climate change are beginning to impact people’s wellbeing and livelihoods across the world, and as they are both principle emitters of emissions and centres of innovation, cities must be at the centre of climate...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • Urban Resilience Enhancer: Infrastructure Improvement

    Rapid urbanization as well as the gradual rise in standards of living have sparked the demand for services and with it, the construction of new infrastructure. Given that infrastructure is intrinsically tied to all aspects of urban life, improving...

    • Posted January 29, 2019
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  • UN-Habitat and the Municipality of Rio de Janeiro partner to ensure the poorest of the poor are not left behind

    Rio de Janeiro, January 18, 2019 – The City of Rio de Janeiro and UN-Habitat have joined hands to improve living conditions for the poorest of the poor in the largest favelas (slums) of Rio. Implemented in...

    • Posted January 22, 2019
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