On 5 and 6 June 2018, in Nairobi, Kenya, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), co-organized an Expert Group Meeting on “Building sustainable and resilient societies through the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.
Nairobi, 3 July 2018 — A grouping of planners is calling for action to address the many challenges of climate change in cities.
Operating under the name ‘Planners for Climate Action’ the group is calling for an urgent need to integrate climate change in planning practices, build the capacity of current and future planners, as well as support knowledge development.
Tunis, 26 June 2018 - In support of the stabilization and development efforts in Libya, international partners and the United Nations agencies in Libya work together to strengthen the capacity of Libyan institutions to design, develop and implement social policies with a stronger community participation based on sound and quality evidence.
On 10 June 2018, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) officially handed over a total of 27 housing units in Teleskuf, Nineveh Governorate, rehabilitated under the project titled "Promoting Urban Recovery and Resilience in Newly Liberated Areas in Iraq", generously funded by the Government of Japan.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) cordially invites media representatives to cover the hand-over of rehabilitated war-damaged houses of returnees in Teleskuf, Nineveh Governorate. This event will be attended by the Head of UN-Habitat Iraq, Mr. Bashar Hamid Mahmud Kiki, Head of the Provisional Council of Nineveh Governorate, Mr. Adel Marruki Jajjo, Mayor of Tilkayif and representatives of the local government counterparts.
Date: Sunday 10 June 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Celebration Hall, Teleskuf
Kabul, 06 June 2018. The Government of Afghanistan is using GIS, Remote Sensing and ICT technologies to collect and analyze property data for purposes of improving tenure security in urban areas. Through the City for All program, the government is digitizing and mapping all properties in Kabul and 11 other cities. The base maps are then verified by household level surveys before property records are finalized and registered. 270,000 properties have been surveyed in Kabul municipality at the end of May 2018.
24 May 2018, Marawi City – On the morning of May 24, 2018 at Marawi City Hall, culminating the Week of Peace activities commemorating year one since the Marawi Siege broke out, UN-Habitat signed memoranda of understanding with the Islamic City of Marawi and with national government agency Social Housing Finance Corporation, respectively, formalizing the agency’s partnership with local and national government on the implementation of the Rebuilding Marawi Shelter and Livelihood project.
The Resilience Enhancers isolate the cross-cutting themes that underpin UN-Habitat's resilience building methodology into an advocacy and training tool. This one provides an understanding of the relationship between gender and resilience, and it can be used to initiate discussion, to get a snapshot of the city focused on gender, and to counter-check existing tools and methodologies to build resilience.
The Making Cities Sustainable and Resilient Action is a joint initiative of UNISDR, UN-Habitat and the European Commission aiming to improve the understanding of, and capacity to, address disaster risks and build resilience at the local level, including in crisis-prone cities.
The Revised UN-Habitat Evaluation Framework (2016) has helped to increase evaluation focus, coverage and generated evidence performance. The evaluations conducted in 2017 were diverse covering country programmes (Afghanistan); global programmes (World Urban Forum7, Achieving Sustainable Urban Development, Global Land Tool Network); Subprogrammes (Urban Planning and Design); regional offices (Regional Office for Arab States) and Corporate (Mid-term evaluation of the strategic plan 2014-2019) as well as projects and programmes.
Accra 16 May 2018—The UN Resident Coordinator for Ghana Christine Evans-Klock, says the novel collaborative efforts of the four agencies that worked on the Joint UN programme on WASH in Disaster Prone Communities (DPC) project in selected areas of Ghana was something that must be encouraged.
Accra 16 May 2018—World Health Organisation (WHO) is satisfied with the unity of purpose exhibited by the various UN agencies involved in the WASH DPC project.
Ghana Country Director Owen Laws Kaluwa says: the success rate of the project was reasonably high considering that this was the first time we were working together as different UN agencies but delivering in unison.”
Kalobeyei, Kenya, May 2018—A representative of the government of Japan Yo Ito, alongside County and National Government officials officially opened the community center aimed at integrating refugees community with host community at the Kalobeyei refugee centre.
There were about 60 participants in total from both communities, including the members who participated in the planning process.
Bethlehem, Palestine 17 May 2018 —A team of UN-Habitat officials have concluded aa successful mission to conduct a rapid assessment of basic service provision in the city of Bethlehem and the refugee camp.
The mission that was carried out by officials from the UN-Habitat office in Palestine and the Urban Basic Services Branch in Kenya was under a project funded by the Japan Supplementary Budget to support Integrated Provision of Access to Basic Services (Transport, Waste and Drainage) to Bethlehem City and Refugee Camp.
NAIROBI, May 15, 2018 – UN-Habitat has been supporting integrated settlement of refugee and host communities in Kalobeyei, Kenya since 2016 with support from the Government of Japan. Youth have been involved in design and construction of a community center through a participatory process involving the two communities.
Access to secure land tenure and security from evictions underpin sustainable social and economic development. Communities with security of tenure invest in and prosper from the land that they live on. Secure land tenure and property rights can be derived through various means such as formal titles (title deeds). Security can also be achieved through long-term rental contracts or by the formal recognition of customary rights and informal settlements.
Ramallah, May 08, 2018 – In an official ceremony yesterday, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, and the Government of Canada launched a new flagship programme, “_**HAYA**: Eliminating Violence Against Women in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (2018 – 2022)_” along with four partner UN agencies, UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC. The ceremony took place at the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Ramallah, under the patronage of her Excellency Minister of Women’s Affairs, Dr. Haifa Al-Agha, and the Canadian Deputy Minister of International Development, Ms.
Pakoku April 30, 2018— Handing Over Ceremony of Multi-Purpose Flood Shelter, Emergency Water tank and Concrete Drainages took place on April 24, 2018 in Ward No.14 in Pakokku, Magway Region.
We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.
We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.
24 April 2018
A Handing Over Ceremony of Multi-Purpose Flood Shelter, Emergency Water tank and Concrete Drainages took place on April 24, 2018 in Ward No.14 in Pakokku, Magway Region.