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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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  • Digital tools utilized to promote human rights and create inclusive public spaces in the Gaza Strip

    Gaza, 17 January 2019 – UN-Habitat and UN Women have concluded a two-year programme to advance the human rights of women and youth in the Gaza Strip and improve their capacity to participate effectively in post-conflict reconstruction...

    • Posted January 21, 2019
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  • GIS Training in Tunis

    Tunis, 09 January 2019 – Within the framework of its partnership with Libya’s Urban Planning Agency (UPA), UN-Habitat started a ten-day training course in Geoinformation System (GIS) mapping on urban planning for 18 civil servants from different...

    • Posted January 14, 2019
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  • Over 40 countries participate in 2018 Placemaking Week in China’s Wuhan city

    Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, December 2018 – The three-year partnership between UN-Habitat and several institutions in Wuhan, capital of Hubei Province, culminated in the 2018 International Placemaking Week. Nearly 500 participants from 41 countries explored how to...

    • Posted January 8, 2019
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  • Egypt in cooperation with Egyptian government launching the development masterplan of Ras Al Hikma Water Front City as an urban cultural development center

    Today, UN-Habitat Egypt Office successfully launched the Ras El Hekma New Waterfront City (RAWC) conceptual plan project through the kickoff meeting with the awarded consortium. The well-known British Consulting Firm Callison RTKL and the national consulting firm...

    • Posted January 1, 2019
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  • UN-Habitat, Swiss Government and Governorate of Qena in Egypt launch a new project

    QENA, Egypt –19th December 2018 The Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities represented by the General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP) and the Governorate of Qena have launched together with UN Habitat Egypt Office and the...

    • Posted December 20, 2018
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  • #HearMeToo in Nairobi

    10 December marks Human Rights Day and the end of the 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, this year focused on the theme of #HearMeToo. As part of this, the UN-Habitat Gender Equality Unit has...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • International forum discusses 2035 Urban Development Plan for Nanjing City

    Nanjing, China, December 14, 2018 – Formulation of a new vision for Nanjing City aimed at positioning it as a Leader in Innovation in a Beautiful Ancient Capital was launched at an international forum on the Nanjing...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Global Alliance for Urban Crises

    Adapting Humanitarian Response in Urban Contexts: Regional Consultation on Key Instruments – Middle East Consultation On December 13, 2018, the Global Alliance for Urban Crises, UN-Habitat and Bureau Technique des Villes Libanaises hosted a consultation entitled “Adapting...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • UN-Habitat Launches Guide to Addressing Urban and Human Settlement Issues in National Adaptation Plans at COP-24

    KATOWICE, POLAND, December 12, 2018 – The UN-Habitat guide to Addressing Urban and Human Settlement Issues in National Adaptation Plans was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-24) in Katowice, Poland last week. The guide highlights...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Resilient Homes Design Challenge – winners announced

    NAIROBI, December 18, 2018—The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and UN-Habitat today announced the winners of the Resilient Homes Design Challenge.  The Challenge generated designs for disaster-resilient and sustainable houses that...

    • Posted December 19, 2018
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  • Statement of the Executive Director On the Occasion of International Migrants Day, 18 December 2018

    Throughout history, people have migrated from one place to another. People migrate in search of a better life. They leave their homes due to many reasons, including poverty, social and political oppression, natural and man-made disasters, conflict,...

    • Posted December 18, 2018
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  • Call for proposal for urban land interventions project in Uganda

    CALL FOR PROPOSAL The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from national not for profit urban civil society organizations as Implementing Partners that wish to participate in UN-Habitat operation and contribute...

    • Posted December 17, 2018
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  • The Global Public Space Programme Annual Report 2018

    UN-Habitat’s Global Public Space Programme, launched in 2012, is now active in more than 30 cities across the world. The programme’s objective is to promote public spaces as a keystone for sustainable cities to ensure good quality...

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • DRC- Call For Proposals-FR

    APPEL A PROPOSITIONS L’appel à proposition a pour but de solliciter l’intérêt des organisations nationales de la société civile ou Université en tant que partenaire d’exécution souhaitant participer aux opérations de l’ONUHabitat en apportant des ressources complémentaires...

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • UN-Habitat signs open letter to urban policymakers calling for urgent action to limit global warming

    10 December – UN-Habitat and several other organizations have signed an open letter, calling on urban policymakers to take immediate action ensure that their strategies keep global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Recently, the world’s leading...

    • Posted December 10, 2018
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  • DRC- Call For Proposals-EN

    CALL FOR PROPOSAL The purpose of the Call for Expression of Interest is to solicit interest from national non-profit rural civil society organizations or University as Implementing Partner with capacity to participate in UN-Habitat operation and contribute...

    • Posted December 7, 2018
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