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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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UN Habitat is building the capacity of municipalities through a Municipal Business Planning Pilot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province targeting one city.
It also proposed that UN Habitat's headquarters be moved to Addis Ababa, to allow it exhaustively utilise United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's extensive research and analysis of regional issues.
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Human settlement officer Bernhard Barth from UN Habitat regional office for Asia and the Pacific stressed the importance of "building back better."
The UN Habitat program's theme for this year is "Cities and Climate Change."
The UN Habitat considers that the signing of MoU between the partners provides an excellent opportunity for development of "Business Plans" for MCI to strengthen its revenue and income base.
They also suggested the UN Habitat African regional office, currently based in Nairobi, be moved to Addis Ababa where the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa is based 'to ensure that UN-Habitat has access to [Uneca's] enhanced research and analysis of regional issues.'
Expressing interest in sanitation of the Peshawar city, the Country Manager of the UN Habitat disclosed that the UN body was intended to establish an Integrated Resource Recovery Centre for solid waste management of the provincial capital.
She said that Pakistani had launched Vision 2025, a perspective plan, which has implications for managing urbanization as well as changing urban demography in line with UN Habitat New Urban agenda.
Of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,Nasir Ghafoor Khan and Behavior Change Communications, Office of UN Habitat, Jannat Durrani were present on the occasion.

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