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BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) is an independent advisory body that represents women around the globe, created by Governing Council Resolution 23/1 of 2011 to advise and support the Executive Director on all issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including gender mainstreaming in UN-Habitat’s work.

AGGI’s mandate is to advise on strengthening the link and…

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Introduction

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. 

The Urban Basic Services Section of UN-Habitat is mandated to improve the access to urban basic services, including sustainable solid…

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  1. Introduction / Background  

GWOPA is the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance with its Secretariat led by UN-Habitat and hosted in Bonn, Germany. GWOPA leads the global movement for Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs). These peer-support partnerships between water and sanitation service providers work by harnessing the skills, knowledge, and goodwill within a strong utility to build the capacity and improve the…

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