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    • 2016 Cross-cutting Progress Report

      "The Cross-cutting Progress Report 2016 covers UN-Habitat’s activities and achievements, during the course of 2016, in the way of its four cross-cutting issues: climate change, gender, human rights, and youth. The Report presents an overview of the...

      • Posted February 14, 2017
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    • UN-Habitat gender journey

      In 2012, UN-Habitat established the Advisory Group on gender issues (AGGI) as an independent body to advise the Executive Director on all issues related to gender in the agency’s work. One of the first requests of AGGI...

      • Posted November 2, 2016
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    • Women promote inclusion in New Urban Agenda in first session of Habitat III

      Quito, 15 October 2016 – The Women Assembly brought together grassroot women, gender champions, representatives from civil society, academia, international organisations and UN agencies to discuss the empowerment of women, gender equality and the New Urban Agenda....

      • Posted October 16, 2016
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    • A Gender Equality Approach to Urban Development

        Surabaya, 26 July 2016 –  UN-Habitat, UN Women, Huairou Commission and Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Government of Indonesia organised a joint side event at Habitat III PrepCom3 in Surabaya, Indonesia – A Gender Equality...

      • Posted July 28, 2016
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    • Gender Inclusion Critical for Sustainable Urbanization

      28 June 2016 – A panel discussion held in New York  this month brought together representatives of UN Women, UN-Habitat, Cities Alliance and the Huairou Commission to discuss results of the Expert Group Meeting on Gender Perspectives of...

      • Posted June 28, 2016
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    • Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD): UN-Habitat Gender-Responsive Engagement in Post-Conflict Contexts

      Post-conflict contexts are situations “in which open warfare has come to an end. Such situations remain tense for years or decades and can easily relapse into large-scale violence”. A post-conflict context can further be characterized by negative...

      • Posted May 20, 2016
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    • Communiqué on Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development: UN-Habitat Gender-Responsive Engagement in Post-Conflict Contexts

      On 20 and 21 April, 25 international experts participated in The Expert Group Meeting (EGM), Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD): UN-Habitat Gender-Responsive Engagement in Post-Conflict Contexts. The Meeting focused on the refinement of methodologies employed by...

      • Posted May 13, 2016
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    • Barcelona meeting group meeting discuses gender and post-conflict

      Barcelona, 27 April 2016 – An Expert Group Meeting (EGM), Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD): UN-Habitat Gender-Responsive Engagement in Post-Conflict Contexts was recently held in Barcelona. The meeting focused on the refinement of methodologies employed by...

      • Posted April 27, 2016
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    • UN-Habitat hosts public and gender event at New York meeting

      New York, 23 March 2016— During the 60th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, UN-Habitat hosted the side event Safer Cities +20: Public Space and Gender. The side-event highlighted the importance of public space in...

      • Posted March 23, 2016
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    • Cross-Cutting Issue Progress Report 2015

      The Cross-Cutting issues focused within UN-Habitat are human rights, gender, the youth and climate change. As part of the UN family, UN-Habitat is mandated to respect, promote, and protect human rights in all of its activities. In...

      • Posted March 10, 2016
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    • Gender Mainstreaming Brochure

      • Posted February 19, 2016
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    • AGGI Progress Report 2015

      AGGI is established as an independent advisory body to the UN-Habitat Executive Director, guided by principles of integrity, transparency, trust and accountability. AGGI has the role of advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality in sustainable urban development....

      • Posted February 19, 2016
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    • “Gender perspectives in urban planning” – Ana Falú

      Ana Falú from the National University of Cordoba – and the Coordinator of the UN-Habitat UNI Gender Hub – in this lecture discusses urban planning from a gender perspective, with emphasis on both who has the right...

      • Posted February 1, 2016
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    • UN-Habitat representative vows support for Mexican women

      Mexico City, December 4, 2015 — “We will strengthen the strategies of care for women and children victims of violence.” The phrase was said by the representative of UN-Habitat in this country, Erik Vittrup, during the signing...

      • Posted December 4, 2015
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    • Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban Development

      This Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women for 2014-19 (PPG) sets out UN-Habitat’s commitment and strategy to ensure that all its activities reflect and advance the global consensus on non-discrimination and equality...

      • Posted November 30, 2015
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    • Urban Thinkers Campus

      Nairobi, 26 October 2015—The first Urban Thinkers Campus in Kenya was held on the 15th and 16th of this month at UN-Habitat Headquarters in Nairobi, under the umbrella of the World Urban Campaign, a global platform and convening of ‘urban...

      • Posted October 26, 2015
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    • UN-Habitat’s Gender Equality Marker

      The UN SWAP requires all agencies to track resources invested in promoting gender equality. The GEM is an accountability tool that measures the degree to which a project addresses gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is used...

      • Posted June 22, 2015
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    • Executive Director of UN-Habitat signs HeForShe Campaign

      Nairobi, 28 May 2015 – Executive Director of UN-Habitat Dr. Joan Clos, together with other male members of staff, have signed the HeForShe campaign, committing to take action against all forms of violence and discrimination against women...

      • Posted May 28, 2015
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    • Engendering Sustainable Cities

      Nairobi, 20 April 2015 – A gender forum, hosted by UN-Habitat, and providing a platform for engaging, exchanging and deepening the knowledge base on gender and human settlements recently took place in the sidelines of the second...

      • Posted April 20, 2015
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    • Gender Responsive Urban Legislation, Land and Governance

      More than half of the World’s population live in cities and that figure is expected to increase to almost 5 billion by 2030. This increase in urban population and changing understandings around how people experience urban living,...

      • Posted April 9, 2015
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