UN-Habitat

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UN-Habitat helped launch Her City Toolbox, – an open-source digital platform that guides urban actors and decision makers in strengthening girls' participation in urban planning and design processes.

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Young people in Khan Younis city in the Gaza Strip used the popular computer game Minecraft to design inclusive public spaces that are safe for women.

Man holding up a pledge.

UN-Habitat and Kenyan international footballer, Victor Wanyama, work together to support community development particularly for women and youth in the country’s informal settlements.

The Climate Smart Cities Challenge is making an open call to city governments to join a competition that aims to stimulate and scale innovative ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities, while creating other social benefits.

What makes a home? In search of an answer, the critically acclaimed documentary, The Human Shelter‚ brings its viewers on an inspirational expedition around the globe, to people who live in extreme social, economic and environmental conditions and present their testimonies.

Two girls pose for a picture outside their newly reconstructed home.

Yemeni residents repair their homes with help from UN-Habitat

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The deadline for nominations is 17 August 2020. Up to five Scrolls of Honour will be awarded on World Habitat Day 2020 on 5 October, under the theme “Housing For All: A better Urban Future.”

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Community volunteers visit Myanmar slums with COVID-19 information

Critical hygiene kits reach most vulnerable urban populations in Beirut

Provision of lifesaving COVID-19 protection gear to vulnerable households living in Sabra, including refugees and migrants, in order to help them better protect themselves against the spread of COVID-19.

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Kenya’s public minibuses helps drive the COVID-19 prevention message home

A mural in Nairobi’s informal settlement of Mathare creating awareness of the importance of wearing masks to combat COVID-19

Youth in Nairobi slum use murals to educate the community about COVID-19

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Local and regional governments shared their experiences, initiatives, and actions to support their communities facing the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on specific public services. The Live Learning Series, a UN-Habitat collaboration, addressed the housing crisis, and the measures that contribute towards successful #StayAtHome policies. Adequate housing is a matter of life and death at this moment and in the future. Without adequate housing, social distancing and hygiene are simply impossible.

Urban scene, Kibae Park

Including migrants in efforts to roll back impact of COVID-19