Tuesday, July 12, 2011


UN-HABITAT invites people to attend International Conference: “Making Slums History: a worldwide challenge for 2020”
By fundsforngos, on July 12th, 2011
UN-HABITAT is the agency dedicated for creating human settlements for poor people across the world. UN-HABITAT focuses on promoting environmentally sustainable settlements in different parts of the world and works towards achieving the goal of adequate shelter for all. Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206 are the primary documents that summarize the mandate of UN-HABITAT.

Budget of UN-HABITAT
UN-HABITAT generates its budget from contributions from multilateral and bilateral partners for technical cooperation. The agency also receives earmarked contributions from governments and other partners, including local authorities and foundations, and around 5 per cent from the regular UN budget.
International Conference: “Making Slums History: a worldwide challenge for 2020”
The Conference is being jointly organized by the Kingdom of Morocco and UN-HABITAT, and shall review at mid-course the achievements towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The aim of the Conference is to give countries, that have by a long way tackled slum growth and reduced urban poverty, a platform to share their successful practices, principles and policies promoting “Making Slums History” before 2020. The Conference also aims to exchange data with countries facing difficulties meeting the MDGs. The Conference shall enable dialogue between the indispensable partners: governments, local authorities, community representatives, non-governmental organization and the private sector.
Start Date: 14 Nov 2011

End Date: 16 Nov 2011

Location: Rabat, Morocco

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