All posts tagged "Urban Basic Services Branch"

  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Monitoring

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Monitoring compliance with the human rights to...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Justice

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Access to justice for violations of the...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Principles

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Principles

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Checklists

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work...

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Sources

    The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook.Glossary, bibliography and index.

    • Posted October 16, 2014
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  • UN-Habitat donates soap to schools to celebrate Global Handwashing Day

    UN-Habitat has joined schools in the Lake Victoria region for soap donations and demonstrations to celebrate Global Handwashing day. Children at the schools had the opportunity through their health clubs to learn the importance of hand washing...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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  • Kenyan building practitioners trained in sustainable building design

    Nairobi, 14 July 2014: UN-Habitat, the Kenya Property Developers Association, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, the Architectural Association of Kenya, the Kenya Green Building Society and Italy’s “Politecnico di Milano” have delivered training in sustainable design principals...

    • Posted July 29, 2014
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  • Second phase of Lake Victoria projects kicks off next month

    The second phase of the Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative will kick off next month, it has been announced. A meeting of the Regional Policy Steering Committee met in Nairobi on 29th-30th June 2011 and agreed...

    • Posted July 21, 2014
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  • Action Platform on Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI)

    The transport sector is a vital enabler of economic activity and social connectivity, but is also the second largest and one of the fastest growing energy end-use sectors, representing 23% of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. The...

    • Posted May 13, 2014
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  • Urban Basic Services Branch

    The Urban Basic Services Branch provides policy and technical support to partner countries and local authorities in the areas of water, sanitation, waste management, mobility, and energy. Emphasis is placed on equitable access to these urban basic...

    • Posted February 28, 2014
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  • East and Central African ministers agree on a roadmap for the Lake Tanganyika Programme

    Ministers and Permanent Secretaries of five East African Nations met last week to discuss an initiative to improve the water, sanitation and environmental conditions in the Lake Tanganyika Region. The meeting, convened by the East African Community...

    • Posted July 19, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat trains East African youth on energy efficiency

    Some 30 young people drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda gathered in Karen, Nairobi, last week for a training organized by UN-Habitat called ‘Hands-on training course on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Youth Empowerment’. The...

    • Posted July 16, 2013
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  • United Nations feted for work in Tanzania

    The 37th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) ended on Sunday bringing to a close an event which brought together local and international organizations and companies to showcase their products as well as services. UN-Habitat as...

    • Posted July 8, 2013
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  • Mekong Region Governments Commit to Water Programme

    The governments of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have signed a declaration supporting the scaling up of the UN-Habitat’s Mekong Region Water and Sanitation (MEK-WATSAN) Initiative. The...

    • Posted June 28, 2013
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  • Kigali hosts meeting on energy efficiency

    The city of Kigali in Rwanda two months ago hosted a regional workshop on energy efficiency in building codes. The three days meeting passed a declaration on mainstreaming energy efficiency in codes, policies and building regulations. During...

    • Posted June 17, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat joins forces with International Tunnelling Association

    UN-Habitat and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their collaboration in urban drainage management. The MOU was signed by the Executive Director of the association, Mr. Olivier Vion,...

    • Posted June 8, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat and UNIDO to promote cleaner urban industries and technologies

    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will work closely to promote cleaner urban industries and technologies, as well as sustainable human settlements for the poor and low-income people....

    • Posted May 29, 2013
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  • Gender mainstreaming a priority for UN-Habitat

    UN-Habitat and several key stakeholders recently held a five day meeting on gender mainstreaming and capacity building workshop in Kisumu, Kenya. The meeting brought together UN-Women, Association of Local Government Authorities of Kenya, Joint Programme on Gender...

    • Posted May 28, 2013
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  • Dr. Clos gives keynote address at international transport meeting

    UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, on Sunday delivered the main keynote speech on the occasion of the 60th World Congress and Mobility & City Transport Exhibition in Geneva. The speech followed the opening address from Mrs...

    • Posted May 8, 2013
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  • UN-Habitat Launches the bicycle sharing concept in Africa

    UN-Habitat- Executive Director Dr. Joan Clos and the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday jointly  launched one of the first Bicycle sharing concepts in Africa at the United Nations Headquarters in Gigiri. This...

    • Posted April 16, 2013
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