Annual progress report 2014 implementation of the strategic plan 2014 - 2019

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This is the first annual progress report on implementation of the six year strategic plan for 2014-2019, which was approved by the Governing Council of UN-Habitat during its twenty-fourth session. It is implemented through three successive biennial work programmes and budgets for 2014-2015, 2016-2017, and 2018-2019. Implementation of the plan started in January 2014, and it builds on the lessons learned and the achievements of the medium-term strategic and institutional plan , 2008-2013.

UN-Habitat in Partnership with Arab States (Arabic Language Version)

UN-Habitat, the United Nations city agency, has been engaged with the Arab States region for over 30 years and over this period, UN-Habitat has expanded its operation to more than 10 countries in the region.

This brochure presents an overview of UN-Habitat's engagement in the region, reflecting in what was achieved, how it was achieved, how it was made possible, and what lies ahead especially in these times of change.

Themes: General  

Branch/Office: Office of the Executive Director

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Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance , Strategy 2013-2017

Despite their frequent lack of capacity, water operators are the key actors in the management of urban water and sewerage services. Mentor water operators with relevant skills and experience, and mentee water operators that express a demand for assistance to improve their operations, have complementary motivations for taking part in non-commercial partnerships. This document details the strategy, which will guide the Global Water Operator's Partnership Alliance’s work over the next 5 years.

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UN-Habitat in Partnership with Arab States

UN-Habitat, the United Nations city agency, has been engaged with the Arab States region for over 30 years and over this period, UN-Habitat has expanded its operation to more than 10 countries in the region.

This brochure presents an overview of UN-Habitat's engagement in the region, reflecting in what was achieved, how it was achieved, how it was made possible, and what lies ahead especially in these times of change.

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UN-Habitat in Partnership with Asia and Pacific States

The dynamic and populous Asia-Pacific region is home to 3.7 billion people and represents 56 per cent of the world’s population. Comprising of 58 countries that stretch from Iran in the west to the Pacific Islands in the east, the region is perhaps also the most diverse in terms of economy, society, culture, environment and human settlements.

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UN-Habitat in Partnership with Latin America and The Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most urbanised region in the world with 80 per cent of its population living in towns and cities. Today, the cities of Latin America and the Caribbean are at a crossroads: after decades in which central and local governments seemed unable to manage this rapid urbanisation, they now have the potential to achieve sustainable urban development in the years and decades to come.

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Time to Think Urban UN-Habitat Vision on Urbanisation

UN-Habitat's vision of urbanization encompasses all levels of human settlements, including small rural communities, villages, market towns, intermediate cities and large cities and metropolises, i.e. wherever a stable community is continuously located and there are housing units together with permanent social and economic activities, common public space, urban basic services and local governance structure.

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Berbera Profile: First Steps Towards Strategic Urban Planning

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This booklet outlines the basic steps taken towards effective and integrated urban development in the city of Berbera in the northern Somali region (Somaliland).

It discusses the tools and processes used – such as a city profile, a city consultation, a spatial analysis, and action plans – and the results that emerged. Ultimately, the publication acts as a comprehensive methodological tool for strategic urban planning.