UN-Habitat is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
While residents are willing to pay for safe drinking water the same is not the case for sanitation and hygiene. Karachi – 28th April, 2016: A new survey has revealed that Jacobabad residents are not willing to pay for sanitation and hygiene services despite being aware of associated health risks. On the contrary, residents are willing to pay for safe drinking water. Commissioned by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) withRead more
Embassy of Japan, UN-Habitat, & MHI celebrated Completion Ceremony of their project “Temporary Dislocated People of North Waziristan Agency living among host communities in 3 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkwa Province” Monday, 22 February 2016, Islamabad - The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and Muslim Hands International (MHI), in close collaboration with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and FATA DisasterRead more
Experts from various sectors urged the government to own the initiative Islamabad – 3 December, 2015: The Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Working Group organised Pakistan’s first ever Symposium on menstrual hygiene management in Islamabad today. Dr. Nausheen Hamid Mairaj, MPA Punjab and Member Health and Gender Mainstreaming attended the event as chief guest. The symposium witnessed the presence of experts from across health, academia,Read more
A two-day forum "Pakistan Sey Paris: on the road to 2015 Paris Climate Conference" was organised in Alhamra, Lahore, on the 13th and 14th of October 2015. It set the stage for Pakistan’s preparation and contribution to the COP21 Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris in December this year. The Lahore forum was jointly organised by the Embassy of France, Federal and Provincial Governments, the United Nations, WWF-Pakistan and a number ofRead more
On 8th October 2015 - a visit was undertaken to the Union Council Bharat District Bannu-KPK to inaugurate the WASH facilities and emergency shelters funded by the People of Japan as part of the integrated shelter and WASH humanitarian support, trainings on shelter construction, sanitation and hygiene to 3846 TDPs of North Waziristan who have been temporarily accommodated in Bannu. The delegation comprised of Ms. Bella Evidente (CPM, UN-Habitat),Read more