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THE UN-HABITAT Slum Upgrading Facility (SUF) WORKING PAPER 11

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Housing in Thailand has generally not been considered the responsibility of local government. The National Housing Authority (NHA) was set up in 1973. Initially the work of the National Housing Authority focused on the construction of houses and flats. Then, from 1977 into the 1980’s there was a programme of sites and service development. This was significant because it led to an acceptance that slum dwellers could stay in their existing locations rather than being relocated. Slum upgrading also began in Thailand in 1977 and has continued to evolve to the present time
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Digital publication details: 31 pages.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about the United Nations

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This informative and attractive booklet is a great tool for introducing children to the United Nations (UN). It has been designed to enable students at intermediate and secondary levels to learn more about the United Nations, its work and achievements. It also presents a comprehensive overview of the main issues the Organization deals with, such as peace and security, the UN Millennium Development Goals, and human rights. Filled with photographs and statistical data, it is an easy-to-read and highly educational guide to the Organization for students and teachers.
Uploaded by unpublications on 11/02/2008
Digital publication details: 70 pages.

Water for Asian Cities Annual Report 2009 South Asia (Series title)

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The UN-HABITAT’s Water for Asian Cities (WAC) Programme is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and governments of Asia. The programme was officially launched at the Third World Water Forum (WWF) on 18 March, 2003, and a memorandum of understanding was signed between ADB and UNHABITAT on the same day in Osaka, Japan. The first Asian Ministerial Forum was held in Osaka, Japan, on 19 March, 2003; participants adopted a ministerial declaration on the UN-HABITAT’s WAC Programme.
Uploaded by unhabitat on 04/14/2009
Digital publication details: 40 pages.

International Management in the Columbia River System

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), International Hydrological Programme (IHP), PCCP series. 2003 - This document presents an overview of selected physical, human phenomena and international water management issues in the Columbia River system.
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Digital publication details: 55 pages.

Africa Water Atlas

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This Atlas is a visual account of Africa's endowment and use of water resources, revealed through 224 maps and 104 satellite images as well as some 500 graphics and hundreds of compelling photos. However the Atlas is more than a collection of static maps and images accompanied by informative facts and figures: its visual elements vividly illustrate a succinct narrative describing and analyzing Africa's water issues and exemplifying them through the judicious use of case studies. It gathers information about water in Africa and its role in the economy and development, health, food security, transboundary cooperation, capacity building and environmental change into one comprehensive and accessible volume. UNEP undertook the production of this Atlas at the request of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW) and in cooperation with the African Union, European Union, US Department of State, United States Geological Survey and other collaborators.
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Digital publication details: 326 pages.

Situation Analysis of informal settlements in Kisumu

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The Situation Analysis is a collaborative effort between the Municipal Council of Kisumu (MCK), Government of Kenya (GoK) and the United Nation Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT). It aims at determining the state of the slums within Kisumu municipality in terms of the land issues, housing, infrastructure, social services and livelihood. The Analysis is part of a slum development strategy, aimed at systematically upgrading slums in urban areas. The Government with partners has embarked on a Kenya Slum Upgrading Programme (KENSUP) with the objective of creating conditions that can sustain long-term nationwide slum upgrading in Kenya. The objective of the situation analysis is to present the state of slums in Kisumu, and the effectiveness of past and on-going upgrading initiatives. It will serve as a background for discussions and consensus building on the conditions of slums; the conditions governing slum upgrading and the actions needed to improve the conditions.
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Digital publication details: 103 pages.

Handbook for Establishing a National Youth Delegate Programme to the United Nations

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This free, downloadable Handbook, sponsored by UNFPA, guides young people through the process of developing a proposal and budget for a national Youth Delegate Programme under the guidance of their United Nations Association, as well as taking them step-by-step through creating their own campaign for such a Programme.
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Digital publication details: 32 pages.

Summary of the Global Report on Human Settlements 2007: Enhancing urban safety and Security;III

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This publication, which focuses on natural and human-made disasters, is the third of three volumes of the Abridged Edition of the Global Report 2007. The main purpose of this volume is to present, in summary form, the main findings of the Global Report 2007 on natural and human-made disasters and, on the basis of this, to suggest policy directions for mitigating the impacts of natural and human made-disasters on urban settlements.
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Digital publication details: 55 pages.

Interlocking Stabilised Soil Blocks

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Interlocking Stabilised Soil Block (ISSB) technology has been gaining recognition, particularly in East Africa. This material and method of construction has the advantages of low cost and minimal environmental impact, while providing comparable quality to conventional fired brick construction. With a growing number of organisations using the technology there is a need to improve communication and knowledge-sharing, to quantify and verify the benefits, and to develop efficient approaches for its promotion and adoption. The purpose of this publication is to promote the use of ISSB by sharing some case studies of successful adoption and adaptation to local contexts. It also highlights some of the challenges faced in developing and promoting the technology with some key lessons learned from projects in northern Uganda. This document provides stakeholders interested in the sustainable development of human settlements with a reference tool for an innovative construction method in practice.
Uploaded by aperez26 on 06/14/2009
Digital publication details: 55 pages.

Humanitarian Affairs and the role of UN-HABITAT , Strategic Policy on Human Settlement

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In November 2007, UN-HABITAT’s Committee of Permanent Representatives endorsed the Strategic Policy on Human Settlements in Crisis, concluding a four year policy development exercise undertaken in consultation with partners and through two successive Governing Councils (20 and 21). Linked to the Medium Term Strategic and Institutional Plan, the following documents create for the first time in UN-HABITAT a normative framework for measuring the efficacy of its work both on reconstruction of settlements damaged by war or natural disasters; as well as its performance in reducing vulnerability and assisting governments in ensuring more resilient cities.
Uploaded by unhabitat on 03/09/2008
Digital publication details: 33 pages.
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