UN-Habitat strengthens support to cities facing influx of internally displaced people

September 29th, 2021

Nairobi, 29 September 2021- On the eve of the report by the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Internal Displacement, UN-Habitat renews its commitment to furthering the…

UN-Habitat calls for urgent humanitarian support for Afghanistan’s overwhelmed cities

September 13th, 2021

Nairobi, 13 September 2021 – UN-Habitat has called for an immediate response to the growing humanitarian needs in Afghanistan, particularly in urban centres where most people have been fleeing and…

Afghanistan’s Urban Safety and Security reaches 4 million

May 10th, 2021

Kabul, 10 May 2021-- Afghanistan Urban Safety and Security Programme (AUSSP) promotes safe, secure, and inclusive cities, working in eight strategic cities of Afghanistan. The programme reached over…

UN-Habitat, OICT and LTO Network release first open-source urban land registry solution for the Government of Afghanistan

December 2nd, 2020

Nairobi - Vienna - New York - Amsterdam - Kabul 2 December 2020: A new digital land registry for urban informal settlements at the Ministry of Urban Development and Land in Afghanistan is set to…

Executive Director pays first official visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

July 24th, 2019

Kabul, 24 July 2019 - The head of UN-Habitat, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, recently completed her first visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in her role as Executive Director. This three-day…

Afghanistan: From tents to classrooms

July 18th, 2019

Mazar-e-Sharif, 17 July 2019 – For many years the Sayed Yahia Omari primary school in the informal district of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, has been holding classes under open air tents. Despite the…