Overcoming Barriers of Urban Disaster Management in Bangladesh

October 6, 2017

Habitat Bangladesh has conducted a policy analysis on "Partnership, Coordination and Accountability in Urban Disaster Preparedness and Response: A Synthesis Review of Public Policies, Strategies, and

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This World Habitat Day, look down.

September 29, 2017

Today is World Habitat Day – a day designated by the United Nations in recognition of the importance of adequate shelter for all. And this year’s

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Which human rights are the most important?

September 25, 2017

Which human rights are the most important? Ask this question in a developed economy and you will likely hear: the right to freedom of speech, religious

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How to Understand Land Conflicts: A Report from Latin America and the Caribbean

September 19, 2017

We are all impacted by land. Whether we are aware of it or not. For some, land impacts them in the simple fact that they have

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Can the UN system reform how they are helping address housing, slums and urbanization?

September 14, 2017

Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki-Moon once stated “Our struggle for global sustainability will be won or lost in cities.” Yet, while the UN has made rhetorical

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The Future of UN-Habitat

August 25, 2017

In October 2016, the outcome document of the United Nations Habitat III conference, the new global strategy guiding development, housing security, and urbanization, was released. Known

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Tenure Security in Zambia: When Promoting the Right to Shelter Takes Bricks and Policy

August 23, 2017

As Habitat for Humanity Zambia began addressing Zambia’s affordable housing issues with Habitat’s usual building model, they discovered the huge challenge tenure insecurity posed in urban

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Partnership for Action Presentations

August 20, 2017

This page contains conference presentations from the Partnership for Action: Improving Land Governance and Management in Africa , 15-17 August 2017. Presentations are listed in

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How Solid Ground is improving access to land in Honduras

Progress Updates in Honduras: Our Journeys to Housing and Shelter

July 29, 2017

Your efforts have impact! A decade ago, the housing crisis in Honduras looked insurmountable. Although the country’s Constitution establishes housing as a human right, it’s

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Providing Stability and Better Futures for Our Children: José and Martha, Santa Cruz

July 29, 2017

For a long time, José and his wife, Martha, struggled to figure out the path to homeownership. In Santa Cruz, land is in high demand and

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