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Accommodating People In The Asia-Pacific Region This publication introduces readers to the dramatic and profound changes that have taken place and are taking place in the way people live and work in the Asia-Pacific region. It describes how the unprecedented speed of transforming from predominantl...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme: Annual Report (2009) As the challenge of urbanization takes on unprecedented dimensions, one of the most serious obstacles to policy development is the lack of appropriate policies and data at city level. If the cities of this world are to face the often simultaneous cha...
UNHABITAT, (2009)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme: Annual Report (2010) UNHABITAT, the united nations agency for human settlements, helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer, healthier, greener places with better opportunities where everyone can live in dignity. UNHABITAT works with organizations at every...
UNHABITAT, (2010)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme: Annual Report (2012) For more than forty years, UN-Habitat has been leading urban and human settlements programmes throughout the world. Our efforts have been focused on supporting countries to build a brighter future for citizens in developing cities of all sizes, which...
UNHABITAT, (2012)
Brochure on Green Homes Promoting Sustainable Housing in Nepal UN-Habitat is addressing urban climate change agenda through Cities and Climate Change Initiatives (CCCI). Collaborating with European Union under SWITCH Asia call for Sustainable Consumption and Production, UN-Habitat and partners are promoting sust...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
Eco-Home for Sustainable Water Management: A Case Study in Kathmandu, Nepal Problems associated with the lack of clean drinking water and polluted water bodies are common to many cities in developing countries. With rapid urbanization and increasing pressure on city governments, who often lack adequate financial as well as h...
UNHABITAT, (2008)
Global Sanitation Fund Programme in Nepal : Annual Report 2014 The Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) is a multi-donor trust fund established by the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) to help large numbers of poor people to attain safe sanitation services and adopt good hygienic practices. Accor...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
Shelter and Settlements Vulnerability Assessment : Nepal 25 April/ 12May Earthquakes Response ( June 2015 ) On 25 April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal with its epicentre in Lamjung District, approximately 81km northwest of the country capital, Kathmandu. Intense tremors, and subsequent aftershocks, landslides, and avalanches caused widesprea...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme The present report reviews progress in respect of cooperation between the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and other entities within the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations outside the United Nations system ...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
Traditional Water Management System Of Kathmandu Valley: Challenges And Opportunities Highlights: It is guided by resource conservation 1. Taar land (rainfed land) is utilized for settlements 2. To leave arable land for agriculture 3. To protect settlements from flood 4. The protection strategy against enemies 5. Clustered settl...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme: Annual Report (2007) In the year of 2007, humankind as a whole crossed the Rubicon to become a predominantly urban species homo urbanus. The majority of the human population globally is now residing in urban centres, with all the attendant effects and consequences. It is...
UNHABITAT, (2007)
United Nations Human Settlements Programme: Annual Report (2008) As part of efforts to ensure sustainability of local ownership of projects and policies, UN-HABITAT maximizes the use of national expertise and procurement, supporting national execution in developing and transition countries. In 2008, more than 90 p...
UNHABITAT, (2008)
Urban Basic Services Branch: Water for Asian Cities Programme UN-Habitat launched the Water for Asian Cities (WAC) Programme in partnership with the Governments of Asia and the Asian Development Bank in 2003 at the Third World Water Forum and since then it has implemented numerous projects in the South Asia reg...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
Resource Efficient Built Environment: Methodologies and Lesson Learned  Climate change is a reality and the era of cheap energy is over. There is urgency to adopt cleaner ways of generating and using energy. Building sector being one of the major consumers of energy and consequently, one of the major polluters, they also...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment UN-Habitat’s Cities and Climate Change Initiative promotes enhanced climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing country cities. This document is an initial output of the Cities and Climate Change Initiative activities in the Kathmandu Vall...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Country Level Engagement in Nepal - Securing Land and Property Rights For All Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is alliance of more than 77 national, international, governmental, non-governmental and academic institution hosted by UN-Habitat with the motto of securing land and property rights for all. After the devastating earth...
UNHABITAT, (2018)
Water, Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene Programme for Urban Poor The current global trend of urbanisation is putting pressure on our eco-system and is linked to poverty. Nepal is struggling with the most rapid urbanisation trend in the South Asian Sub-continent with approximately 15% of its total population living...
UNHABITAT, (2007)
Conflict Sensitivity Topic Guide, Final Draft – 20 August 2014 Reflection among aid actors after the devastating genocide in Rwanda led to the realization that humanitarian and development actors contributed to increasing tensions and exacerbating the conflict.Aid interventions have since been understood to beco...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
Beneficiaries’ immediate woes fade away Four months after the devastating earthquake, difficulties of affected people are gradually reducing. However, there is a long way before they recover completely. Realizing the urgent need to support vulnerable people to protect themselves from the ...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
Annual Report 2009: Water and Sanitation Trust Fund The poor performance of most water utilities in the developing world has long been a stumbling block in achieving water and sanitation for all. Heavy water losses, poor customer service, intermittent supplies, lack of metering, untrained staff and a ...
UNHABITAT, (2010)
Gender Mainstreaming Impact Study The objective of this impact assessment is to identify how the water and sanitation initiatives implemented under the Water Sanitation and Infrastructure Branch of UN-HABITAT, have strategically mainstreamed gender aspects in its various initiatives ...
UNHABITAT, (2011)
Participatory Land Use Planning: part of Catalytic Support on Land Issues Competing interests on land, land-use, land tenure and shelter are some of the root causes of conflict in the country. The Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), Interim Constitution of Nepal and repeated commitments of political players amply justify the...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
Sani News : Vol.4, Issue No. 1 ( January - June 2015 ) Highlights: 1. Global Sanitation Fund Programme response to nepal earthquake. 2. Sanitation at the time of earthquake. 3. Sanitation champions in action. 4. Bardiya declared first ODF terai district. 5. Poor community in saptari declared ODF. 6...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
Shelter Provisions for the Most Vulnerable before & during the Monsoon More than three quarters of a million houses collapsed or are damaged during the recent earthquake in April and May, 2015. To respond to this enormous task, the Government of Nepal appealed the international community to support country’s emergency s...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
अनौपचारिक बस्तीका बासिन्दा शहरी गरीबहरुको आवासको आवश्यकता सम्बोधन गर्न​ तयार पारिएको निर्देशिका : शहरी गरीब आवास कार्यक्रम निर्देशिका (प्रस्तावित) विश्वव्यापी शहरीकरणले तीब्रता लिइरहेको बर्तमान अवस्थामा दिगो बसोबासलाई बढावा दिने एउटा महत्वपूर्ण अग्रणी संस्थाका रुपमा यु.एन ह्याविट्याट रहेको छ । यस संस्थाले नेपालमा शहरी बिकास, आवास, पानी तथा सरसफाई, जोखिम न्यूनीकरण, वातावरण तथा जलवायु परिवर्तन लग...
UNHABITAT, (2013)
Water Movement in Patan: With Reference to Traditional Stone Spouts in Nepal (2008) Lalitpur Sub-metropolitan City is the second largest city in Kathmandu Valley encompassing 15.43 square kilometre area. The main town popularly known as Yala in Newari and Patan in Nepali; is the main township on the North of the municipal area that ...
UNHABITAT, (2008)
Sani News: Vol. 2 Issue 2 (April-June 2013) Chris Williams, Executive Director (ED) of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Mark Willis, Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) Program Manager (PM) visited Sindhupalchowk on May 15 2013 to observe the sanitation movement and...
UNHABITAT, (2013)
Sani News - Vol. 4 Issue 2 (July-December 2015) With support from Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)/UNICEF, UN-Habitat assisted in the revival of more than 5000 toilets in the earthquake affected districts of Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot and Bhaktapur. This has paved the way for reviving th...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
Solid Waste Management in the World's Cities: Water and Sanitation in the World's Cities 2010 A good solid waste management system is like good health: if you are lucky to have it, you don’t notice it; it is just how things are, and you take it for granted. On the other hand, if things go wrong, it is a big and urgent problem and every- thing...
UNHABITAT, (2010)
The UN-HABITAT: Water and Sanitation Trust Fund Annual Report 2008 The twin phenomena of urbanization, and the proliferation of slums and shanty-towns, together pose the most daunting challenge to human settlements today.Unsound dwellings, overcrowding, and lack of basic infrastructure, characterize neighbourhoods w...
UNHABITAT, (2008)
Using Minecraft For Youth Participation In Urban Design And Governance The purpose of this paper is to outline UN-Habitat’s approach to using information and communication technology (ICT) as an enabler to encourage youth participation in urban design and governance. UN-Habitat believes that ICT can be a catalyst to im...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
हरित आवास - नेपालमा दिगो आवास प्रबर्धन स्वस्थकर जीवन​, वातावरणमैत्री जीवन पद्घती र धरती प्रतिको जिम्मेवारीबाट अमिप्रेरित भएर हरित आवासको प्रबर्धन गरिएको हो । आवास निर्मणमा हाल भइरहेको प्राकृतिक साधन स्रोतहरु माथिको अनियन्त्रित दोहन कम गर्न तथा जलवायु परिवर्तनको प्रमुख कारक तत्व हरित ग्यास...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
State of the World’s Cities 2010/2011: Bridging the Urban Divide Cities – whether large or small, whole neighbourhoods, city centres, suburban or peri-urban areas – offer human beings the potential to share urban spaces, participate in public and private events and exercise both duties and rights. These opportunit...
UNHABITAT, (2010)
Sani News: A Six Month E-Bulletin of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) Programme Nepal With support from Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF)/UNICEF, UN-Habitat assisted in the revival of more than 5000 toilets in the earthquake affected districts of Dolakha, Sindhupalchowk, Nuwakot and Bhaktapur. This has paved the way for reviving th...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
The Ripple Effect: Impacting Communities Through Public Private Partnerships for Water and Sanitation Promoting augmentation of the source through pilot demonstration of Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) Systems and linking it with the Human Values based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education (HVWSHE) in the selected schools of Bhopal, Indore, Gwal...
UNHABITAT, (2010)
Eco-Friendly Living for a Sustainable Planet (Brochure) The construction materials we use consumes a lots of energy. We also use energy in our homes mainly for lightning, cooking,space heating and transportation. The use of fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal causes air pollution and also contributes ...
UNHABITAT, (2012)
Promoting Sustainable Housing in Nepal (Brochure Green Homes Project) Green Homes - the Sustainable Housing is an initiative that promotes housing systems which reduce pressure on natural resources and carbon emissions, thus resulting in human wellbeing, social equity, and promotion of green economy. Energy efficiency...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
Water for Asian Cities Programme (Annual report 2009) Annual Report 2009 outlines the key achievements made by the UN-HABITAT’s WAC Programme in India, Nepal and Pakistan between January and December 2009 with support from the WSTF and significant contribution from governments, partners and local commun...
UNHABITAT, (2009)
Country Programme Document 2014-2015 Nepal On request by Government of Nepal World Bank is supporting a Nepal Urban Governance and Development Programme (UGDP). This UGDP will address the basic delivery of services and priority infrastructure in six key municipalities – Mechinagar, Dhankuta, ...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
Sani News- Vol.3, Issue 2, July-December 2014, Sani News is a six month e-bulletin of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) Programme Nepal, 3rd volume of 2nd issue of July-December 2014. This newsletter consists of the following headlines: Bajura & Arghakhanchi become the 16th and 17th THE 16TH AND 17TH...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
UNHABITAT - Country Activities Report 2011 Despite progress on women’s rights, rights to land and security of tenure are not enjoyed equally by women and men in many parts of the world. Gender issues related to land are complicated. They involve sensitive social and cultural territories and c...
UNHABITAT, (2011)
Addressing Arsenic Problem in Nepal Access to safe drinking water is one of the key targets of the United Nations’ millennium development goals and is a crucial foundation for sustainable poverty reduction. However, the natural occurrence of arsenic in groundwater has proven to be a se...
UNHABITAT, (2007)
Shelter Provision for the Most Vulnerable Households Disasters are painful to all but, when it comes to deprivations, the poor suffer the most and among them the most vulnerable faces (i.e women-headed households, single women, people with disabilities, elderly and children, marginalized ethnic groups ...
UNHABITAT, (2016)
Nepal Urban Housing Sector Profile Nepal in the process of revising its first National shelter Policy of 1996. The Urban Hosing Sector Profile Study is aimed at supporting this process, driven by the Government,for the urban part. it is meant to improve the understanding of the sector...
UNHABITAT, (2010)
Sani News - Vol. 1, Issue 3 (October-December 2012) With full ownership of the government and development partners, five Village Development Committees (VDCs) have been declared ODF with facilitation of the Global Sanitation Fund Programme (GSF) intervention in the past three months. Of those ODF ...
UNHABITAT, (2012)
Tools for The Assessment of School and Hospital Safety for Multi-Hazards in South Asia - (Hospital Safety) Toolkit Book 1: New Design The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city ...
UNHABITAT, (2012)
Waste Water Management Plan for Madhyapur Thimi Municipality Madhyapur Thimi Municipality is one of the two municipalities established in 1997 in Kathmandu Valley. This young municipality lies in between Bhaktapur Municipality on its east and Kathmandu on west. The southern border is River Hanumante separating...
UNHABITAT, (2007)
Water Movement in Patan - with Reference to Traditional Stone Spouts in Nepal (2007) Over the last decades the global water movement towards efficient and judicial use of water and its equitable distribution has gained momentum. It is not only limited to tapping new sources, but reviving traditional sources that were left with neglec...
UNHABITAT, (2007)
Country Programme Document 2008 – 2009 - Nepal UN-HABITAT had been present in Nepal intermittently since the late 1980s engaging in a number of technical assistance programmes in the field of human settlements development. In 2005, the Water for Asian Cities was launched in the country focusing ...
UNHABITAT, (2008)
Country Support Strategy: Water for Asian Cities-Nepal (2008-2012) Nepal lies between two large countries, India on the southern, eastern and western boundaries and the Tibet region of China on the northern. According to the 2001 census, Nepal has a population of 23.1 million. Compared to other countries in Asia-Pa...
UNHABITAT, (2006)
Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards - Chapter 4: Minimum Standards in Shelter, Settlement and Non-Food Items The Sphere handbook is a relevant and ‘living’ document for emergency response that has improved the accountability of humanitarian agencies in recent years. In order to maintain the relevance and usefulness in disaster response, Sphere needs to keep...
UNHABITAT, (2010)
MaYA Fact Sheet # 4 - Public Transportation in Kathmandu Valley, Restructuring and Reforming the System Public transport is a shared passenger transport service, which is available for use by anyone who pays the set fares. It generally operates on fixed routes and may include modes such as three-wheelers, mini/micro buses, buses, trolleybuses, trams, t...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
Nepal Country Impact Study - Document 03 This document is an internal Nepal country impact study of initiatives supported by UN-HABITAT’s Water and Sanitation Trust Fund (WSTF) undertaken by a team of international consultants. The objective of the WSTF is to bring in new investment and ide...
UNHABITAT, (2011)
Sani News - Vol. 1 Issue 2 (July-September 2012) July-September 2012 Vol. 1 .Issue 2 The Global Sanitation Fund Programme started its intervention in Bajura District from December 2011 with the target of benefitting 13,172 unserved households. The implementing partners were SEBAC Nepal, ECARDS...
UNHABITAT, (2012)
Constructed Wetlands Manual In a rapidly urbanizing world, poor environmental sanitation has emerged as a major challenge, threatening the health and livelihoods particularly of the poor. It is also now clear, that if business continues as usual, the sanitation related MDG to h...
UNHABITAT, (2008)
Shelter Updates After more than 750,000 houses either damaged or destroyed during the recent earthquake in April 2015, the Government of Nepal appealed the international community to support country’s emergency shelter needs. These needs were particularly vital on t...
UNHABITAT, (2015)
Resource Efficient Built Environment: Methodologies And Lesson learned Resource Efficient Built Environment: methodologies and Lesson learned;-An Introduction of Resources Efficiency in the Built Environment. Kathmandu, 14 August, 2014.Presentation Overview, Rapid Urbanization and increasing demand for more Resources, E...
UNHABITAT, (2014)
From Water to Wellbeing: Glimpses of A Global Collaboration Access to potable water is a major social issue in many parts of Cambodia. According to UN data in the year 2000 only 46% of the total population had access to improved drinking water while in 2008 the figure had reached 61%. Many schools, univ...
UNHABITAT, (2012)