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Sustainable Development

HABITAT III Conference

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. In resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene, the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda”, building on

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Dissemination Seminar: Study on Slums – Focussing on Afghan Refugees in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) & Kohat City in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan

The Ministry of States and Frontier Regions, Government of Pakistan, the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, UNHCR and UN-Habitat held a Dissemination Seminar on Study on Slums – Focusing Afghan Refugees in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) & Kohat City in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. Mr Abbas Khan, Commissioner for Afghan Refugees who graced the occasion as the Chief Guest enriched the debate by pointing out that the issue of Afghan

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NDMA and UN-Habitat Pakistan hold a fundraising event for the launch of ‘Resilient Cities’ project

Islamabad, 26th November, 2012: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and UN-Habitat Pakistan held a fundraising event for the “Resilient Cities” project in 31 cities of Pakistan. The project aims to establish sustainable Disaster Resilient and Healthy cities and townships in the disaster prone regions of the country. Hosted by Dr. Zafar Iqbal Qadir, Chairman NDMA, the fundraising event was attended by Government officials, Capital

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UN-Habitat and UNHCR inaugurate Pak-Afghan Vocational Training Centre in Quetta, Baluchistan

16th October, 2012 UN-Habitat Pakistan and UNHCR have successfully constructed a Vocational Training Centre in Quetta under the One UN “Refugee Affected and Hosting Area” (RAHA) project in Pakistan. The ‘Vocational Training Centre’ is a part of the RAHA project, aimed at contributing to the restoration of livelihoods of vulnerable Afghan Refugees as well as local deprived communities through the provision of a constructed building, facilities

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October 1st, 2012-UN-Habitat celebrates World Habitat Day 2012, in 4 cities in Pakistan.

October 1st, 2012 Citizens from all walks of life including government officials, academia, civil society and urban planners came together for the celebration of World Habitat Day 2012 in Islamabad, Pakistan. Following the framework of the new Habitat initiative, UN-Habitat and the Government of Pakistan celebrated the global event nationally in 4 cities with a focus on future cities as engines of economic growth and smarter, safer cities for all.

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World Urban Forum 6 Naples, Italy 1-7 September 2012

The southern Italian city of Naples has offered to host the sixth session of the World Urban Forum. Scheduled for the first week of September 2012, the theme of the Forum will be The Urban Future. Download Brochure 

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UN-Habitat Pakistan and UNESCAP have launched a pilot project for Solid Waste Management in different cities

UN-Habitat Pakistan and UNESCAP have launched a pilot project for Solid Waste Management in the cities of Karachi, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Mardan. The pilot project will be initiated through the establishment of Integrated Resource Recovery Centers (IRRC), a decentralized community-based recycling and composting facility. The IRRCs can be built and operated at low costs by using limited mechanical technology, ensuring low operational costs with

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National Conference on Learning from Disasters, 22-23 February, 2012

UN-Habitat in collaboration with NDMA has arranged a two-day National Conference on Learning from Disasters from 22-23 February, 2012 in Islamabad. The purpose of this conference is to bring national and international attention on the post disaster recovery process, specifically on housing, reconstruction and rehabilitation. The conference is based on the lessons learnt from the natural calamities that have affected Pakistan since 2005. The chief

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Government to redefine urban, rural areas for ongoing population census

In order to explore full potential from urban areas, the government has decided to redefine the rural and urban areas for the 6th ongoing population census. “Our country is still known as a rural country but the reality is on the other way round. We should change the definition of urban and rural areas,” Dr. Nadeem ul Haq, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission said while addressing a conference here on Monday. The conference on ‘Urban Definition

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World Habitat Day event at Japanese School

On Monday 3rd October 2011, World Habitat Day was commemorated all over the world. In Pakistan, it was observed with conferences at the regional offices of Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta and Karachi. Simultaneously, a World Habitat Day event took place at the Islamabad Japanese School.

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