UN-Habitat presents global tool to measure sustainable urban development

Surabaya, 25 July 2016 – UN-Habitat has developed a tool that can measure the prosperity of a city through its City Prosperity Initiative.

Eduardo Moreno, Director of the Research and Capacity Development at UN-Habitat presented the new tool and comprehensively explained how it can be applied to policy and action for improvement and development.

The tool has been devised, he said, “To help monitor the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

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Building sustainable cities major factor in meeting SDGs says Clos

Surabaya, 25 July 2016 – UN-Habitat Executive Director, Dr Joan Clos has said that much of the success in achieving the goals of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda will depend on “building sustainable cities.”

Dr Clos made the statement at the press conference for the opening of the third Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Human Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in Quito, October this year, of which he is also the Secretary General.  The conference was opened by the Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla.

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UN-Habitat hosts youth discussion on urban youth and equity in Asia-Pacific

Medan, Indonesia, 23 February 2016 – Around 70 young people gathered in Medan, Indonesia on Saturday for a focus group discussion and survey research on urban youth and equity in Asia-Pacific. The lively event kicked off with presentations from experts and representatives from local communities who shared their views, analysis and experience in tackling youth inequity in its different dimensions in the city.

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Indonesia hosts Asia-Pacific experts in countdown to Habitat III

Jakarta, 26 November 2014—The government of Indonesia this week hosted the Asia Pacific Expert Group Meeting for Habitat III.

Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, the meeting which took place in Jakarta and Bogor reconfirmed Indonesia commitment in taking the regional role in Asia Pacific in the preparations of Habitat III and the promotion of inclusive and sustainable urban development.

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Makassar Indonesia; Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

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Climate change is already affecting millions of people worldwide. In urban areas, which are typically characterized by significantly higher population density, climate change will exacerbate and compound existing vulnerabilities, especially for the urban poor. Across Indonesia cities are facing two interlinked challenges, that of rapid population growth and the impacts of climate change.

Indonesia prepares National Report for Habitat III

Jakarta, 2 September 2014: The Government of Indonesia helda workshop for its Habitat III National Report at the end of August. Under the theme "National and Global Recommendations Towards Sustainable Settlements", the Jakarta workshop was convened by the Directorate General of Human Settlements (Ministry of Public Works) and the Habitat Agenda Partners Indonesia. The Minister of Public Works will submit the reportto the Habitat III Preparatory Committee Meeting in New York on 17-18 September. Habitat III itself will be held in 2016.

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Land Tenure Security in Selected Countries

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Secure land and property rights for all are essential to reducing poverty because they underpin economic development and social inclusion. Secure land tenure and property rights enable people in urban and rural areas to invest in improved homes and livelihoods. Although many countries have completely restructured their legal and regulatory framework related to land and they have tried to harmonize modern statutory law with customary ones, millions of people around the world still have insecure land tenure and property rights.

UN-Habitat Country Programme Document 2008-2009 - Indonesia

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The Republic of Indonesia is an equatorial archipelago of over 17,500 islands (6,000 inhabited) extending about 3,200 miles or 5,150 kilometers East to West and 1,250 miles or 2,012 kilometres North to South.

It is the largest archipelago in the world with 1,919,443 square kilometers or 741,098 square miles divided into 33 provinces.Indonesia is also the fourth largest (and the largest muslim) population in the world with 218,868,791 people (2005 census).

Housing Finance Mechanisms in Indonesia

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This report examines the nature and scope of the housing problem, the housing sector and the financial sector in Indonesia. It describes the structure, patterns, trends, characteristics and evolution of housing finance. It reviews the main players of the housing finance system and driving forces for the change. It examines the strategies and instruments for mobilising domestic resources and the sources and volume of housing finance.