Goma, 15 June 2015-- UN-Habitat and the Office of the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes are piloting a project aimed at addressing the many challenges facing young people in the region. The overall goal of the Youth Centres for Peace Project is to contribute to the promotion of programmes that address Youth unemployment through infrastructure development and investment promotion in the Great Lakes Region specifically targeting the border towns.
This HCPD is based on the Human Settlement areas of the country’s UNDAF, and on the Action Plan 2007-2011 led by the DRC Ministry of Urban Planning and Housing. The UN system supports the priorities and needs embodied in the DRC Poverty Reduction Strategy Document (DSCRP) and Priority Action Plan (PAP) 2007-2008 as well as in the MDGs.
By the end of 2008, the PAP seeks to achieve the objectives related to the implementation of the “Five Pillars” which the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo has validated: infrastructure, employment, education, health and housing.
The Publication "Streets as Public Spaces and Drivers of Urban Prosperity" was launched by the UN-Habitat's Executive Director, Dr. Joan Clos, on 12 November 2013 at the UN-Habitat Headquarters, Nairobi.
A key finding of this report is "the expansion of cities has been accompanied by changes in land use, both in terms of form as well as structure. Streets, as public spaces, have lost their importance in terms of their share of land, as well as their prominent role in shaping the culture and history of cities."
Pointe-noire est une ville de la République du congo située au centre-ouest de l’Afrique sur la façade atlantique. du fait de l’activité pétrolière et de son port en eau profonde, elle peut être considérée comme le poumon économique du pays. la ville s’étend sur des terrains peu élevés, sa superficie actuelle est estimée à 114 400 ha.