United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
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Mr. Rafael Tuts
Director, Programme Division
Nairobi
raf.tuts@unhabitat.org
Twitter: @RafTuts
www.unhabitat.org
Documents & Reports

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) is listed as a partner or lead entity in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform
Building Institutional and Political Capacity for Urban Sustainable Mobility

Greater awareness of sustainable mobility amongst citizens and policy makers in partner cities in Africa, Asia and LAC regions. Partner cities will adopt policies, strategies and plans for sustainable mobility. Cities will have strong institutional capacity and become adept in analyzing the real problems and securing financing and implementing people-centered projects. The share of public transport in cities will increase and public transport will be better integrated with walking, cycling and other non-motorised transport. Accidents, fatalities and injuries associated with the movement of...[more]

Partners
UN-HABITAT in partnership with City Governments, ICLEI, ITDP, GIZ, UITP, CODATU and Regional Development Banks.
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Wastewater Initiative (GW2I)

The GW2I is a multi-stakeholder platform which is comprised of UN agencies, international organizations, governments, scientists, private sectors, industries and Major groups and stakeholders to provide the foundations (including information, tools and policy mechanisms) for partnerships to initiate comprehensive, effective and sustained programmes addressing wastewater management.

Partners
AfDB, ADB, DHI-UNEP, FAO, GEF, IAEA, Jacobs U.K. Limited, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, UEMOA, CBD, UNDESA, Prana Sustainable Water Switzerland, UNDP, UNICEF, UNU-INWEH, USEPA, WECF, WHO, Ramsar, IMWI, CUTEC-Institute GmbH, Ecoturismo Y Nuevas Tecnologias, UNIDO, Inter-American Development Bank, UN-Habitat, Fisheries Division Laboratory Antigua, ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainab...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Improved land, legislation, and governance for cities

City, regional and national authorities will establish systems for improved access to land, adopt enabling legislation and put in place effective decentralized governance that fosters equitable and sustainable urban development.

Partners
UN-Habitat UNDP FAO UNCCD World Bank
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Increased access to adequate urban housing and improved standards of living in slums

City, regional and national authorities will have implemented policies for increasing access to adequate housing and improving the standard of living in existing slums.

Partners
UN-Habitat
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Increased equitable access to urban basic services

City, regional and national authorities will have implemented policies for increasing equitable access to urban basic services and improving the standard of living of the urban poor.

Partners
UN-Habitat
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Knowledge dissemination and enhanced capacities for sustainable urbanization

Knowledge of sustainable urbanization issues will be disseminated and capacities enhanced at international, national and local levels in order to improve formulation and implementation of evidence-based policies and programmes and to increase public awareness of the benefits of and conditions necessary for sustainable urbanization.

Partners
UN-Habitat
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Local Capacities for Global Agendas

Developing local capacities and mechanisms for adapting and implementing global principles and norms of sustainable urbanisation (including related MEAS e.g. on climate change; air quality; water management, biodiversity);Strengthening the capacities of local (and national) actors for contributing local experiences and expertise to the formulation of global principles and norms.

Partners
Governments: Government of Ethiopia - Abu Dhabi Government of India - Chennai Government of Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Government of Poland - Katowice Government of South Africa - Cape Town Government of Sweden - Stockholm Government of Thailand - Bangkok Government Number of National Commissions Government authorities and legislative bodies Major Groups: WACLAC (Kenya)...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Local economic development, decent jobs and enhanced municipal finance

City, regional and national authorities will have improved capacity to implement urban policies supportive of local economic development, creation of decent jobs and enhanced municipal finance

Partners
UN-Habitat
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Local Environmental Planning and Management (EPM)

Strengthening the capacities of local authorities and their public, private and community partners to achieve more sustainable urban development, socially, economically and environmentally;Reducing poverty by working on sustainable urbanisation through more efficiently and equitably use of environmental resources and control of environmental hazards in urban development planning.

Partners
Governments: Government of Netherlands - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Major Groups: Capacity build institutions/local resource network () Local authorities in 15 cities () UN System: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), DPDL (Kenya) United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) (Kenya) Localising Agenda 21 Programme (UNCHS -Habitat) (Kenya) UN-HABITAT/UNEP Sustainable...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
LVWATSAN Mwanza Project

LVWATSAN Mwanza is a multi-dimensions' infrastructure project targeting the expansion and upgrading of a significant part of Water supply and Sanitation in the cities of Mwanza and 3 satellites Towns (EIB financed) and Bukoba and Musoma (AFD financed). The project is complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share expertise and financial resources, to support the achievement of the SDGs. The project is financed through a combination of loans (total cost of EUR 104 million), grants (EUR 10 million), provided by International Financing Institutions, the European Commission...[more]

Partners
European Investment Bank: as co-financier. The Bank has allocated a EUR 45m loan for Water supply and Sanitation works in the city of Mwanza and 3 satellites Agence Française de Développement : as co-financier. The AFD has allocated a EUR 45m loan to provide sanitation in the towns of Musoma and Bukoba. European Commission The Promoters are the Ministry of Water Mwanza, Bukoba and Musoma Urb...[more]
Sustainable Development Goals
Partnership for Learning from Best Practices, Good Policies and Enabling Legislation in support of Sustainable Urbanisation

This initiative will tie together several ongoing and new initiatives through a comprehensive knowledge management system. It will link and harmonise databases, case studies, casebooks, training tools and materials, technical cooperation tools and instruments, and policy and partnership endeavours of global programmes and technical advisory services. The initiative is also designed to work closely with other Level 2 partners' commitments for WSSD in, inter alia, Water for African and Asian cities, City-to-City Cooperation, and Training local authorities for sustainable urban development. The...[more]

Partners
Governments: Government of Brazil - Brazilian Inst. of Municipal Administration (IBAM) Government of Brazil - Caixa Economica Federal Government of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Development Planning Unit Major Groups: Prague Institute (Czech Republic) World Assoc. of Cities & Lcl Auth. Coord. (WACLAC) (Kenya) Habitat International Coalition (HIC) (Netherlands) EN...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Policies, plans and designs for more compact, better integrated and connected cities

City, regional and national authorities will implement policies, plans and designs for more compact, better integrated and connected cities that foster equitable and sustainable urban development and are resilient to climate change.

Partners
UN-Habitat
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Promoting the International Partnership for Expanding Waste Management Services of Local Authorities (IPLA)

The goal of IPLA is to increase the capacity of local authorities (LAs) for sustainable waste management towards a resource efficient and zero waste society, achieving livable and sustainable cities. Through IPLA:- The capacity of LAs and municipalities will be empowered by better access to tools, technologies, investment opportunities, and international financial mechanisms in the area of municipal waste management. - A dynamic interface between the local authorities and private sector will be built, thereby facilitating public-private partnerships and creating conducive investment climate fo...[more]

Partners
Global Coordinating Secretariat- UNCRD; Global Secretariat-tbc; Regional Secretariat for Africa, Asia and Latin America- UN-HABITAT; Sub-Regional Secretariat for South Asia- SACEP; Sub-Regional Secretariat for the Pacific SIDS- SPREP PROE; Sub-Regional Secretariat for Southern Latin America- Abrelpe ISWA; Sub-Regional Secretariat for Northern Latin America- UAESP; Sub-Regional Secretariat f...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Safer Cities for Girls programme

The Safer Cities for Girls programme focuses on building safe, accountable, and inclusive cities with and for adolescent girls (aged 13-18). The expected outcomes of the programme include (i) Increased girls' safety and access to public spaces, (ii) Increased girls' active and meaningful participation in urban development and governance; and (iii) Increased girls' autonomous mobility in the city.

Partners
Plan International, UN HABITAT, Women in Cities International
Sustainable Development Goals
United Smart Cities (USC)

The United Smart Cities program was jointly initiated by UNECE and other industrial partners. Key areas are urban mobility, sustainable housing, clean energy, waste management and ICT. Its objectives are as follows: a) Decrease vulnerability of cities to urban migration, demographic changes, environmental degradation and climate change b) Reduce carbon footprint of cities c) Enhance the quality of life for inhabitants d) Improve the environmental quality of the cities e) Establish public-private partnerships (PPPs)

Partners
Multi-stakeholder project initiated by UNECE and OiER in cooperation with EAA, RICS, UN-Habitat and ISOCARP
Sustainable Development Goals
Urban resilience and post-crisis rehabilitation

City, regional and national authorities will have increased resilience to the impacts of natural and human-made crises and have undertaken rehabilitation in ways that advance sustainable urban development.

Partners
UN-Habitat
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Water for Asian Cities

The development objective of the Water for Asian Cities Programme is to support the implementation of the Millennium Declaration Goals related to cities, specifically promoting integrated urban water resource management, including participatory governance, community-based approaches, demand management, and increased attention to environmental sanitation. The programme will seek to achieve this by raising awareness through advocacy, information and education; training and capacity building; and pilot demonstrations. The overriding thrust of the Water for Asian Cities Programme is to build capa...[more]

Partners
Major Groups: HUDCO (India) WSSCC (Switzerland) Water and Sanitation Programme (United States of America) Six cities from six countries in Asia () Other intergovernmental organizations: Asian Development Bank (ADB) (Philippines)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Statements
22 Apr 2013
13 May 2010
4 May 2009
15 May 2008
14 May 2008
7 May 2008
1 May 2007
11 May 2006
21 Apr 2005
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