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HABITAT

Formally called the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. An organization within the United Nations that aims to provide housing. HABITAT seeks to encourage sustainable cities and towns because of increasing urbanization worldwide. It was established in 1978 and is based in Nairobi.
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The Deputy Executive Director also personally thanked the Prime Minister for his support to UN Habitats Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People and shared with him how the contribution of the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain has been catalytic, allowing UN Habitat to mobilize over USD 30 million in projects, representing a 30:1 return on the investment made in the programme.
The UN Habitat program's theme for this year is "Cities and Climate Change.
Of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Nasir Ghafoor Khan and Behaviour Change Communications, Office of UN Habitat, Jannat Durrani were present on the occasion.
UN Habitat project director Alioune Badiane also praised Bahrain's contribution to habitats in the last 12 years, paying tribute to the role of Prince Khalifa in protecting them.
The Premier in his speech also praised the UN Habitat programme which he said helped further bolster efforts in this field and provide a decent life for people.
The training workshop is organised by the UN Habitat and targets PSUP Country Teams from Gambia, Namibia, Nigeria, Mauritius, and Uganda as well as mayors and representatives of local authorities from the mentioned countries.
MANAMA: On behalf of His Majesty King Hamad, the Premier yesterday honoured UN Habitat under-secretary general and executive director Anna Tibaijuka with the Bahrain Medal First Class.
BAHRAIN'S achievements in urban development that earned the Premier the UN Habitat Scroll of Honour Award last summer have been underlined by Social Development Minister Dr Fatima Al Balooshi.

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