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All posts tagged "resilience"
UN-Habitat Thematic Guide Addressing The Most Vulnerable First: Pro-poor Climate Action in Informal Settlements
One of the greatest challenges for climate change adaptation is how to build resilience for the billion urban dwellers who are estimated to live in what are termed informal settlements . These settlements have been built outside...
- Posted November 20, 2018
UN-Habitat and Catalonia sign MoU for advanced resilient sustainable urban development
Barcelona 23 January 2017 – the formal signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Government of Catalonia and UN-Habitat took place recently. The main objective of this MoU is...
- Posted January 23, 2017
USD 2Million grant from KOICA to improve living conditions in Sri-Lanka
Colombo, 09 January 2017 – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has signed a grant agreement with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to implement a one year project in Sri Lanka’s central province to improve...
- Posted January 9, 2017
Medellin Collaboration expands commitment to resilience beyond 4,000 cities
Nairobi, 13 October 2016 – It has been twenty-seven years since the United Nations General Assembly felt the urgency to call for an International Day for Disaster Reduction; established with the long-term objective of raising global awareness...
- Posted October 14, 2016
Vietnam commits to green growth and climate change resilience
Tam Ky City 01 September 2016 — UN-Habitat in association with the Vietnam Urban Forum, Ministry of Construction and Quang Nam Province People’s Committee organised the Vietnam Forum on Urban Planning and Development towards Green Growth and Climate...
- Posted September 1, 2016
EU provides €6 million to make vulnerable cities resilient to disasters
04 July 2016, Geneva – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) aim to reduce disaster losses in some of the world’s most hazard prone cities with the initial...
- Posted July 4, 2016
Calls for People-Centred Local Action at Resilient Cities Conference, Asia-Pacific
Melaka, 15 March 2016 – Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, has reiterated the “need for integrated and inclusive urban resilient strategies”, and stated “to build resilient cities, we must start with people.” He made the comments...
- Posted March 15, 2016
“Transforming the City towards Low-Carbon Resilience” – Steffen Lehmann
“Transforming the City towards Low-Carbon Resilience” introduces urban design principles that support the transformation of existing cities towards more resilience regarding the impact of climate change. Steffen Lehmann – Professor, University of Portsmouth/Founder of s_Lab Space Laboratory...
- Posted January 29, 2016
UN-Habitat and DiMSUR present projects on urban resilience
Johannesburg 1 December 2015—UN-Habitat and the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) presented two innovative projects for building urban resilience in Southern Africa this morning at the Africities Conference in Johannesburg. In his...
- Posted December 1, 2015
DiMSUR holds third Executive Board meeting
Maputo, 5 November 2015– The Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) held its third Executive Board meeting in Maputo, Mozambique. DiMSUR was launched in 2014 by the Governments of Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique and the Union of...
- Posted November 5, 2015
Supporting communities in Nepal
Kathmandu, 3 August 2015 – Martha Ramtel, 41, who lost her husband fifteen years ago and also lost her father, who has been assisting her since then, during the devastating earthquake in April this year, comes from...
- Posted August 3, 2015
Post Haiyan shelter projects wraps with 660 families getting resilient houses and households strengthened against disaster
Barangay Pawa, Philippines 2 July 2015— Rising from the wreckage of Super Typhoon Haiyan, 660 families finally completed the building of their houses and 54 community infrastructure projects in 28 communities in Capiz and Iloilo as the...
- Posted July 2, 2015
Towards Sustainable Urban Development in an integrated vision Cabo Verde
Cabo Verde is beyond its urban tipping point with currently 64.8 per cent. While the urban growth rate has reached its peak, the current growth rate of two percent annually will have important implications for future spatial...
- Posted June 5, 2015
Myanmar poor to benefit from Japan supported UN-Habitat initiative
Naw Pyi Taw, 24 March 2015– UN-Habitat will assist vulnerable communities on reconstructing community infrastructure in ethnic minority areas, and on reconstructing houses in Yangon region with a grant contribution of USD 5.3 million by the Government...
- Posted March 24, 2015
UN-Habitat and Red Cross To Partner on Post-Disaster Housing
Sendai, 19 March 2015 – UN-Habitat and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they will work together on promoting adequate shelter and settlements for all,...
- Posted March 19, 2015
Returning Home; Supporting Conflict Affected People through Housing
In May 2009, three decades of conflict came to end in Sri Lanka. While the entire country had suffered as a result, districts in the North and East were devastated. Families were displaced on multiple occasions, compelled...
- Posted March 17, 2015
French President visits Guiuan and meets local leaders, fisherfolk and the youth
Manila 6 March 2015—On his Philippines tour, French President Francois Hollande’s made a whistle stop visit of Guiuan, meeting local leaders, fishermen and the youth. Guiuan, a second-class municipality at the southern tip of Eastern Samar, facing...
- Posted March 6, 2015
Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yangon City launched in Myanmar.
Yangon, Myanmar, 20 February, 2015 – A seismic hazard assessment for Yangon City has been launched by the Yangon Regional Government, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) and UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD),...
- Posted February 23, 2015
UN-Habitat to collaborate on risk reduction, safety in Iranian schools
Tehran, 16 December 2014 – UN-Habitat and the State Organization of Schools Renovation, Development and Mobilization (SOSDRM) of the Islamic Republic of Iran have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to improve the safety and...
- Posted December 16, 2014
UN-Habitat Trains over 300 on Disaster-Resilient Construction
Manila 25 September 2014— As part of capacity building component and campaign for sustainable self-recovery among the populations affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in the Philippines) which struck last November , UN-Habitat has just conducted a series...
- Posted September 26, 2014