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The UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund Annual Report 2008

The UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund Annual Report 2008

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Although sanitation has been hailed as “the most important medical advance since 1840”, over 2.5 billion people – most of them in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia – lack access to basic sanitation. More info →
Sheikh – First steps towards strategic urban planning

Sheikh – First steps towards strategic urban planning

The publication documents the process undertaken by the Sheikh Municipality, records the outcomes of the first broad consensus on urban issues, priority interventions and action plans, introduces the spatial analysis as a tool for strategic planning, and provides a comprehensive methodological tool for strategic urban planning. More info →
Berbera Profile , First Steps Towards Strategic Urban Planning

Berbera Profile , First Steps Towards Strategic Urban Planning

This booklet outlines the basic steps taken towards effective and integrated urban development in the city of Berbera in the northern Somali region (Somaliland). More info →
Competências chave para melhorar a governança local , Volume 2

Competências chave para melhorar a governança local , Volume 2

Now more than ever, local governments are at the forefront of responding to growing social, economic and environmental challenges. More info →
How to Develop a Pro-poor Land Policy – Process, Guide and Lessons

How to Develop a Pro-poor Land Policy – Process, Guide and Lessons

Developing new land policies can be a long and difficult process. More info →
Humanitarian Affairs and the Role of UN-Habitat , Strategic Policy on Human Settlements in Crisis and Sustainable Relief and Reconstruction Framework

Humanitarian Affairs and the Role of UN-Habitat , Strategic Policy on Human Settlements in Crisis and Sustainable Relief and Reconstruction Framework

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This policy document articulates UN-HABITAT’s role with regard to human settlements in crisis. It responds to Resolution HSP/GC/20/17 and supporting documents produced in response to Resolution HSP/GC/19/9 in relation to “Post-conflict, natural and human-made disaster assessment and reconstruction”. More info →
Gardho – First steps towards strategic urban planning

Gardho – First steps towards strategic urban planning

The publication contains the spatial analysis of Gardho, a town in the Puntland State of Somalia. More info →
Systematic Land Information and Management: A Technical Manual for the Establishment and Implementation of a Municipal Geographic Information System

Systematic Land Information and Management: A Technical Manual for the Establishment and Implementation of a Municipal Geographic Information System

This manual provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for administrators and technical personnel on how to set up and operate a Geographical Information System in a municipal context using ArcGIS software. More info →
Capacitação de ONGs/OCs em Alcance Organizacional , Parte 2

Capacitação de ONGs/OCs em Alcance Organizacional , Parte 2

As ferramentas a seguir foram concebidas para sugerir idéias a dois públicos diferentes. More info →
Review of Existing Concepts of Water Governance and an Analysis of Pro-Poor Approaches in UN-HABITAT Interventions – Part 1

Review of Existing Concepts of Water Governance and an Analysis of Pro-Poor Approaches in UN-HABITAT Interventions – Part 1

The purpose of this extensive review (Part I) is to provide the basis for defining a pro-poor water and sanitation governance framework and the tools required to improve UN-HABITAT efforts in favour of adequate water supply and sanitation services for the urban poor. More info →
Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) , Local Finance Facilities

Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) , Local Finance Facilities

UN-HABITAT Slum Upgrading Facility Work plan 8. Explains what they are, how they will work and why they are important. More info →
GIS as a Planning Support System for the Planning of Harmonious Cities , No. 3

GIS as a Planning Support System for the Planning of Harmonious Cities , No. 3

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Professor Yeh explores the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a Planning Support System for urban planning. More info →
How to Establish an Effective Land Sector

How to Establish an Effective Land Sector

This guide presents a general overview on institutional harmonisation processes, i.e. the various factors and tools included in fostering institutional harmonisation in a sector. More info →
Capacitação de ONGs/OCs em Alcance Organizacional , Parte 1

Capacitação de ONGs/OCs em Alcance Organizacional , Parte 1

Esta série de manuais de treinamento, concebida para melhorar a gestão e a eficiência operacional em geral de organizações não-governamentais e comunitárias, coincide com o lançamento da Campanha Global de Governança Urbana do Centro das Nações Unidas para os Assentamentos Humanos (CNUAH). More info →
State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 – Harmonious Cities (Arabic)

State of the World’s Cities 2008/2009 – Harmonious Cities (Arabic)

Half of humanity now lives in cities, and within two decades, nearly 60 per cent of the world’s people will be urban dwellers. More info →
Derechos Seguros al Suelo para Todos – Spanish language Version

Derechos Seguros al Suelo para Todos – Spanish language Version

Esta publicación está destinada a los legisladores y a las autoridades públicas. Es para los que trabajan en la gestión y desarrollo del suelo y buscan las mejores maneras de garantizar los derechos y satisfacer la creciente demanda por suelo. More info →
Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities – Best Practices

Gender Mainstreaming in Local Authorities – Best Practices

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Since the 1980s, there has been growing recognition of the need to ensure women's equal access to urban public spaces. More info →
The State of the African Cities Report 2008

The State of the African Cities Report 2008

With rapidly increasing urban populations, cities in Africa are faced with enormous challenges and will have to find ways to facilitate by 2015 urban services, livelihoods and housing for more than twice as many urban dwellers than it has today. More info →
Strategic Plan for the UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund 2008-2012

Strategic Plan for the UN-HABITAT Water and Sanitation Trust Fund 2008-2012

The Strategic Plan’s purpose is to guide Trust Fund work in addressing challenges of the internationally agreed-to water and sanitation goals and UN-Habitat mandates, including the overall goals of shelter for all and sustainable human settlement development, as embodied in The Habitat Agenda and the recent Medium Term Strategic and Institutional Plan. More info →
Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 4

Promouvoir le Développement Economique par la Planification Stratégique , Volume 4

Sans des institutions locales fortes et un personnel motivé, la réforme de la décentralisation et des établissements humains ne donnera pas les résultats escomptés en matière de développement. More info →
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