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Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Frameworks

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Frameworks

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook. UN-Habitat has supported the work of the UN Special Rapporteur and welcomes this publication. More info →
Accessibility of Housing. A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons

Accessibility of Housing. A Handbook of Inclusive Affordable Housing Solutions for Persons with Disabilities and Older Persons

This handbook aims to bridge the existing gap between the needs and rights of persons with disabilities and older persons with slum upgrading, reconstruction, large-scale affordable and social housing programmes. More info →
Women in Post-Conflict Settlement Planning

Women in Post-Conflict Settlement Planning

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Ten principles can be followed to produce the sort of equal post-conflict settlement planning that can help to build communities that have a better basis of becoming peaceful and sustainable. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Economy

Gender Responsive Urban Economy

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Series: Gender Issue Guide
Urbanisation has created gender and class-differentiated impacts. UN-Habitat seeks to support city, regional and national authorities to implement improved urban planning policies and strategies that will promote inclusive and equitable economic development; enhance municipal finances; and support the creation of decent jobs and livelihoods, particularly for youth and women. More info →
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Finance

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Finance

REALISING THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION: A HANDBOOK BY THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE Financing, budgeting and budget tracking for the realisation of the human rights to water and sanitation More info →
Construction of More Equitable Cities

Construction of More Equitable Cities

This book teaches us that the fight against inequality requires the establishment of a new governance paradigm which coordinates efforts, strengthens formal coordination mechanisms, establishes joint responsibilities and provides the resources and incentives necessary at every level of government. Responsibilities should be shared in such a way as to facilitate a more decisive and better coordinated way of confronting inequality in cities. More info →
Streets as Tools for Urban Transformation in Slums.

Streets as Tools for Urban Transformation in Slums.

A Street-Led Approach to Citywide Slum Upgrading. Historically, governments have implemented slum upgrading projects and programmes of varying scale and scope. More info →
Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

Gender Responsive Urban Research and Capacity Development

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Series: Gender Issue Guide
Women, men, girls and boys are differentially affected by the conditions of urbanization. For instance, women are ???invariably disadvantaged compared to men in cities in terms of equal access to employment and shelter, health and education, transport, asset ownership, experiences of urban violence and ability to exercise their rights. These disadvantages are especially marked for poor urban women???1 These gendered dimensions of cities require continual examination if inequalities are to be understood and addressed for equitable and sustainable development. The Research unit can potentially help enhance understanding of this human-urban environment interface from gender perspectives. More info →
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Services

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Services

REALISING THE HUMAN RIGHTS TO WATER AND SANITATION: A HANDBOOK BY THE UN SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR CATARINA DE ALBUQUERQUE Planning processes, service providers, service levels and settlements More info →
Islamabad, Pakistan: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Islamabad, Pakistan: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Climate change is severely impacting many countries around the world and Pakistan is no exception. With its largely arid geographical profile and resource scarcity the country is particularly vulnerable. From 1929-2005, the return period of disasters has become shorter, reducing from 56 years in 1929 to only 5 years in 2005. The country is susceptible to a wide range of hazards including landslides, floods, droughts and cyclones. The Global Climate Change Vulnerability Index (CCVI) compiled by Maplecroft ranked Pakistan as the 29th most vulnerable country over 2009-2010, and the 16th most vulnerable over 2010-11. More info →
State of China Cities 2014/2015

State of China Cities 2014/2015

This report integrates both the guidelines of the Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee and the Central Urbanization Work Conference. More info →
State of African Cities 2014 , Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions

State of African Cities 2014 , Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions

This report argues for a bold re-imagining of prevailing models in order to steer the ongoing transitions towards greater sustainability based on a thorough review of all available options. More info →
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Monitoring

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Monitoring

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Monitoring compliance with the human rights to water and sanitation More info →
Quick Guide for Policy Makers on Pro-poor Urban Climate Resilience in Asia and the Pacific

Quick Guide for Policy Makers on Pro-poor Urban Climate Resilience in Asia and the Pacific

The “Quick Guide for Policy Makers on Pro-Poor Urban Climate Resilience in Asia and the Pacific” focuses on the need to enhance understanding of the region’s key urban stakeholders on climate change, discusses how it affects efforts to realize sustainable urban development, and explores what actions can be taken to synergize continued commitments to poverty reduction alongside urban climate resilience. It is argued that there are significant overlaps between climate change vulnerability and urban poverty, and that climate change resilience and poverty reduction efforts need not be a trade-off. Through examples which span the region, the Quick Guide illustrates pro-poor approaches to urban climate resilience that are holistic, flexible and participatory and that can be effective tools to foster inclusive and sustainable development - an essential task for policy makers in meeting the key urban challenges in the Asia-Pacific region in the twenty-first century. More info →
中国城市状况报告(The State of China Cities 2014/2015)

中国城市状况报告(The State of China Cities 2014/2015)

This report integrates both the guidelines of the Third Plenum of the 18th CPC Central Committee and the Central Urbanization Work Conference. More info →
L’Etat des villes africaines: Réinventer la transition urbaine (State of African Cities 2014, Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions)

L’Etat des villes africaines: Réinventer la transition urbaine (State of African Cities 2014, Re-imagining sustainable urban transitions)

The African continent is currently in the midst of simultaneously unfolding and highly significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, urban and socio-political transitions. More info →
Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Justice

Realizing The Human Rights To Water And Sanitation: Justice

The UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, presented recently a new publication: Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: Access to justice for violations of the human rights to water and sanitation More info →
Returning Home; Supporting Conflict Affected People through Housing
Construcción de Ciudades más Equitativas, Políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina

Construcción de Ciudades más Equitativas, Políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina

ONU-Hábitat y la CAF - Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina presentan el libro Construcción de ciudades más equitativas: políticas públicas para la inclusión en América Latina, el cual examina, por primera vez, las desigualdades en el ingreso y el consumo en una amplia muestra de 300 ciudades sobre un periodo de 20 años (1990-2000). More info →
Apia, Samoa: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Apia, Samoa: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

The Apia, Samoa - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Abridged Report) is an output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in Apia, Samoa. This abridged report is based on the report titled: “Apia, Samoa – Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment” funded by the United Nations Development Account, and the Cities and Climate Change Initiative. Starting with a brief background of the city, this report addresses Apia’s climate change situation from a climate risk perspective that focuses on exposure to climate change hazards, socio-economic sensitivities and the adaptive capacities of the city and its stakeholders. Following the insights gained from clarifying the climate change challenges, the report proposes the key sectors for climate change adaptation and mitigation measures in Apia. It finally recommends key actions to be undertaken as part of a comprehensive Apia response strategy, reinforcing priority adaptation options. More info →
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