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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 UN-HABITAT is the United Nations agency for human settlements.
In the first project, costing approximately 700,000 euros, UN-HABITAT teamed up with the Municipality of Choueifat, the Social Affairs Ministry and local neighborhood committees.
An UN-HABITAT official on Tuesday said basic community infrastructure requirements will be addressed to promote sustainable rehabilitation at a community level.
ISLAMABAD, October 08, 2010 (Frontier Star): On the event of fifth anniversary of earthquake of 8th October 2005, which was the highest scale disaster in the history of the region, UN-HABITAT Pakistan is in process of establishing a unique museum in Thori Park Muzaffarabad where a variety of model houses will be displayed along with demonstration of safe construction of earthquake resistant buildings, as reported by UN-HABITAT through an official statement issued today here in Islamabad.
ISLAMABAD, February 22, 2012 (Balochistan Times): UN-HABITAT launched a tree plantation campaign in the communities affected by the floods of 2010 and 2011 in 400 villages with 200,000 trees from January 15 to February 29.