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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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It will also determine the strategic priorities for accelerating implementation of the New Urban Agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for the next six years, through UN-Habitat's Strategic Plan (2020-2025).
The theme of the UN-Habitat Assembly was 'Innovation for a Better Quality of Life in Cities and Communities - Accelerated Implementation of the New Urban Agenda towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals'.
The first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly started on May 27 at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi and will go on till May 31.
On 28th May in collaboration with the Regional Office of the UN-Habitat for the Arab States, DPM will present to the Arab delegations the outcomes of the 1st PAUDS and discuss the way forward for the second PAUDS, which will take place in October 2019.
Speaking ahead of the first session of the UN-Habitat Assembly that will be held from 27 to 31 May at the UN-Habitat headquarters in Nairobi, Kisob said Nairobi is emerging as one of the best cities in Africa in terms of the environment due to the positive changes achieved by Sonko's administration.
The briefing was attended by Brazil Ambassador to Kenya Fernando Coimbra, who is also his country's permanent representative to UN-Habitat and the chair of the committee of permanent representatives.Mr Coimbra said the assembly will be the first big intergovernmental conference to be held on urban development issues how to better implement the New Urban Agenda adopted in 2016 and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The WUF10 will be convened by UN-Habitat and jointly organized with the Abu Dhabi Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, along with partners including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the General Secretariat of the Executive Council, the Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The forum also evaluated preparations to meet UN-HABITAT Team which would visit Lahore in the first week of March 2019.
Maimunah Mohd Sharif, UN-Habitat, Executive Director speaking at Abu Dhabi Urban Planning and Municipalities, Image Credit: Anwar Ahmad, Staff Reporter
THE Federal Capital Territory Administration has pledged to partner the United Nations Habitat (UN-Habitat) to implement programmes that wouldensure safe and habitable city.
Mr Al Mutawa was speaking at a meeting yesterday with the UN under-secretary general and UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) executive director Maimuna Mohammed Sharif, in the presence of Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - Iraq has confirmed its readiness to cooperate with the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat).