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Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility:Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 – Policy directions .

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility:Global Report on Human Settlements 2013 – Policy directions .

Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility argues that the development of sustainable urban transport systems requires a conceptual leap. The purpose 'transportation' and 'mobility' is to gain access to destinations, activities, services and goods. More info →
Annual Report 2012, Annual report series

Annual Report 2012, Annual report series

This report presents UN-Habitat's main achievements in 2012. They range across the whole continuum of operation and normative projects, from post-conflict and post-disaster recovery to urban planning and climate change adaptation. More info →
Advancing Youth Civic Engagement and Human Rights

Advancing Youth Civic Engagement and Human Rights

Urban youth face challenges that need to urgently be addressed. The global youth unemployment rate, which is estimated at 12.6 per cent in 2013, is creating an environment in which young people are unable to satisfy their basic needs. As demonstrated by the mass protests in many cities globally, young people believe that their voices are not being heard and their needs are not being addressed. More info →
53 UN-Habitat Model Projects 2013/2014

53 UN-Habitat Model Projects 2013/2014

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The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing cities, which are most in need of support in guiding the process of urbanization. More info →
Gender and Prosperity of Cities , State of Women in Cities 2012/2013

Gender and Prosperity of Cities , State of Women in Cities 2012/2013

There are two main standpoints that propagate the benefits of urbanisation. One is that cities are associated with opportunities for wealth generation. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

Gender Responsive Urban Basic Services

This issue guide focuses attention on urban basic services in order to illuminate the effects of gender on equality of access and inclusion in the areas of urban energy, urban transport and water and sanitation. This issue guide further seeks to broadly outline the where and how of gender responsive interventions in order to strengthen planned and future actions that can go a long way to reduce poverty and overcome obstacles to gender equality and women’s empowerment. More info →
Evaluation of the UN-Habitat Liaison Offices

Evaluation of the UN-Habitat Liaison Offices

The evaluation of the UN-Habitat liaison offices was conducted at the request of UN-Habitat management. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the roles, relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and implications of the new reform of UN-Habitat on the liaison offices More info →
The State of Urban Youth 2012/2013 , Youth in the Prosperity of Cities

The State of Urban Youth 2012/2013 , Youth in the Prosperity of Cities

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The increasing prominence of the youth bulge in most urban areas presents a unique opportunity, as they represent the most dynamic human resource available. More info →
Cuando el agua fluye hacia las mujeres

Cuando el agua fluye hacia las mujeres

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Enseñanzas y aprendizajes de la transversalización de género en el sector hídrico. More info →
Transfiriendo Mejores Practicas (Transferring Best Practices) – Espanol

Transfiriendo Mejores Practicas (Transferring Best Practices) – Espanol

The publication illustrates how practices that are successful in one context can stimulate processes and affirmative action in other settings, through the exchange of lessons learned through a process of careful transfers of local demands. More info →
A Compendium of Case Studies on Gender Mainstreaming Initiatives in UN-Habitat

A Compendium of Case Studies on Gender Mainstreaming Initiatives in UN-Habitat

This compendium of case studies is designed to bring into one document some of the gender mainstreaming initiatives UN-Habitat implemented from 2008 to 2012. More info →
UN-Habitat Global Activities Report 2013 , Our Presence and Partnerships

UN-Habitat Global Activities Report 2013 , Our Presence and Partnerships

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UN-Habitat's country activities are focused on supporting governments in the formulation of policies and strategies with a view to creating and strengthening self-reliant urban planning and management capacity at both national and local levels and promoting sustainable urbanization. More info →
Aprendiendo a convivir en los espacios públicos y privados

Aprendiendo a convivir en los espacios públicos y privados

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El incremento de la conflictividad y la violencia en algunas zonas urbanas de América Latina y el Caribe ha generado la movilización de diversos actores y el impulso de múltiples y creativas intervenciones. En diferentes ciudades encontramos ejemplos de buenas prácticas que están siendo replicadas como solución a un entorno urbano más seguro y generador de convivencia. More info →
Evaluation of the Establishment Process of the UN-HABITAT Rafik Hariri Memorial Award (5/2012)

Evaluation of the Establishment Process of the UN-HABITAT Rafik Hariri Memorial Award (5/2012)

The evaluation report presents findings, lessons and recommendations from the evaluation of the Rafik Hariri UN-Habitat Memorial Award launched in 2009 jointly by UN-Habitat and Rafik Hariri Foundation, the sponsor of the Award. More info →
Housing and Slum Upgrading; Gender issue guide

Housing and Slum Upgrading; Gender issue guide

Access to adequate housing is a fundamental human right and is enshrined in numerous international agreements and conventions. More info →
Scaling-up Affordable Housing Supply in Brazil

Scaling-up Affordable Housing Supply in Brazil

Since 2009, Brazil has been implementing an ambitious national social housing programme: the My House, My Life Programme (Programa Minha Casa, Minha Vida). The Programme was designed to stimulate the production and acquisition of new housing units for the low- and low-middle income population More info →
Activaciones Urbanas para la Apropiación del Espacio Público.
World Urban Youth Assembly 4

World Urban Youth Assembly 4

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WUF6 World Urban Youth Assembly. Participation of Youth representatives from developing Countries at the UN-Habitat World Urban Youth Assembly and World Urban Forum 6. More info →
UN-Habitat Country Programme Document – Kenya

UN-Habitat Country Programme Document – Kenya

The UN-Habitat Country Programme Documents are tangible components of the plan and a genuine endeavour to strategically develop country programmes in a consultative and inclusive process involving UN-Habitat’s country team and headquarter branches, national governments, sister agencies from the UN Country Team, and development partners More info →
Economic Benefits of Stabilized Soil Block Technology in Sudan

Economic Benefits of Stabilized Soil Block Technology in Sudan

Construction of housing and public infrastructure needs to be of greater quality than what was previously used. Past practices of large-scale use of firewood to make burned bricks for construction of housing have resulted in massive deforestation of the country. More info →
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