The Global Public Space Programme: Annual Report 2019

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In 2012, UN-Habitat launched its Global Public Space Programme, now active in more than 75 cities across the world, with the objective to promote public spaces as a keystone for sustainable cities in order to ensure good quality of life for all.  The Global Public Space Programme is a consolidated and integrated approach to public space improvement across UN-Habitat.

UN-Habitat Gender Journey

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This document attempts to capture the early history and institutional memory on gender equality and women's empowerment work in UN-Habitat. It describes its evolution and early processes and significant milestones that shaped it. It also endeavors to capture some of the most influential external trends and events as well as the significant partners involved.

Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Zhoushan, China

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This publication of Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Zhoushan, China in examines the status of housing and urban infrastructure and how much investment is needed. The assessment particularly considered the status of housing finance instruments and costs, as well as the roles of local and national governments in facilitating investments.

Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Beira, Mozambique

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This publication of Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Beira, Mozambique in examines the status of housing and urban infrastructure and how much investment is needed. The assessment particularly considered the status of housing finance instruments and costs, as well as the roles of local and national governments in facilitating investments.

Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Accra and Tema, Ghana

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This report: Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Accra and Tema, Ghana examines the status of housing and urban infrastructure and how much investment is needed. The assessment particularly considered the status of housing finance instruments and costs, as well as the roles of local and national governments in facilitating investments.

Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Mombasa, Kenya

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This report: Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Mombasa, Kenya examines the status of housing and urban infrastructure and how much investment is needed. The assessment particularly considered the status of housing finance instruments and costs, as well as the roles of local and national governments in facilitating investments.

Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Cebu, Philippines

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This report: Financing for Resilient and Green Urban Solutions in Cebu, Philippines examines the status of housing and urban infrastructure and how much investment is needed. The assessment particularly considered the status of housing finance instruments and costs, as well as the roles of local and national governments in facilitating investments.

Informal Settlement in the Arab Region: “Towards Arab Cities without Informal Settlements” Analysis and Prospects

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Global commitment to the inclusive right to adequate housing was renewed at the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III. Housing will hence prove central to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11: ‘Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’.

Urban Crises and the Informal Economy: Surviving, Managing, Thriving in Post-Conflict Cities

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Political upheaval or violent conflict is often characterised by a fundamental failure of governance, and the destruction of local economies, and yet in the aftermath of conflict people reconstruct their livelihoods and rebuild urban services through informal mechanisms of survival and support. This report explores the response of the urban informal economy to urban crises, its role in poverty reduction, peace building and development in post-conflict cities, and its scope as a platform for economic recovery and resilience.

Gender equality enhancer

Gender as opposed to sex, is a social identity. The term gender is not interchangeable with the term women. Rather, it is concerned with the relationship between men and women and draws attention to the distribution of power and equality associated with gender identity. To put it simply, how individuals identify on the gender spectrum typically holds consequences for their position and power in society.

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