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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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    • Publications supporting the spatial planning initiatives in Palestine launched

      Ramallah, December 19, 2016 – UN-Habitat and its national partner, State of Palestine Ministry of Local Government launched two new publications under the framework of the joint cooperation to defend and advocate for the planning rights of...

      • Posted December 19, 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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    • The Right to Adequate Housing for Persons With Disabilities Living in Cities

      This study reviews the literature on the meaning and impact of the right to adequate housing for persons with disabilities in cities. It uses the foundational framework of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights...

      • Posted October 29, 2015
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    • UN to promote more accessible and inclusive cities for persons with disabilities

      Nairobi 28 October 2015– A global United Nations meeting bringing together more than 60 urban planning and disability experts opens today at the UN Office in Nairobi. Over the next three days, the experts will discuss solutions...

      • Posted October 28, 2015
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    • Civil Society Mobilization Indispensable for Inclusive Cities – The Perspective of a Grassroots Activist

      08 July 2015, Nairobi. Maureen Bahati is working for GROOTS Kenya (Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood) – a network of more than 2000 self-help groups from poor communities in urban slums and rural areas across Kenya....

      • Posted April 29, 2015
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    • OHCHR on urban development and human rights in cities

      29 April 2015, Nairobi. Following the Governing Council side-event on Human Rights, Uchenna Emelonye, a panellist at the event and the Senior Human Rights Advisor for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in...

      • Posted April 29, 2015
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    • Human rights in cities under spotlight at the Governing Council

      Nairobi, 20 April 2015 – In the sidelines of the 25th session, UN-Habitat hosted a session on ‘Human Rights in Cities and Cities for All’ which discussed human rights in the context of sustainable urbanization. With a...

      • Posted April 20, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: UN-Habitat and the UPR

      The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all UN Member States. The UPR is a State-driven process, under the auspices of the Human Rights Council,...

      • Posted January 23, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: The UN Delivering as One Approach

      The creation of the Delivering as One pilots was recommended by the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence, a group of heads of state and policy makers tasked to examine ways to strengthen the UN’s ability...

      • Posted January 23, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: Human Rights Up Front

      To further stress the central importance of human rights within the UN, Secretary General Ban Ki Moon launched the “Human Rights Up Front” initiative in December 2013. The Human Rights Up Front initiative recommends six actions to...

      • Posted January 23, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: HRBA Monitoring and Evaluation

      Monitoring and evaluation of activities are also essential for tracking whether activities are being carried out as planned and whether they are having the anticipated impact. A coherent and coordinated monitoring and evaluation system can ensure that:...

      • Posted January 23, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: Fit for purpose

      The High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) have identified Human Rights as one of five interlinked elements that are critical to make the UN “fit for purpose” in achieving the...

      • Posted January 23, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: UN-Habitat and the UPR

      The Universal Periodic Review has great potential to promote and protect human rights in the darkest corners of the world

      • Posted January 21, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: The UN Delivering as One Approach

      Delivering as One: Making the UN system more coherent, effective and efficient

      • Posted January 21, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: Human Rights Up Front

      Human Rights up Front speaks to the essence of the United Nations. It is a lens through which the Organization will examine and respond to threats of serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law and...

      • Posted January 21, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: HRBA Monitoring and Evaluation

      Human rights-based monitoring has two major objectives: (1) to help identify, on an ongoing basis, the areas on which duty-bearers may need to concentrate, or to which it may need to redirect its attention if its targets...

      • Posted January 21, 2015
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    • Briefing Note: Fit for purpose

      The High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) have identified Human Rights as one of five interlinked elements that are critical to make the UN “fit for purpose” in achieving the...

      • Posted January 21, 2015
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    • Assessing the Impact of Eviction: Handbook

      Every year, millions of people around the world are either threatened by evictions or are actually unlawfully evicted.

      • Posted January 21, 2015
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    • Women and housing: Towards inclusive Cities

      This publication explores the complex terrain of diverse women’s unrealized right to adequate housing and the consequent negative implications for urban sustainability.

      • Posted January 21, 2015
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