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12 August 2019
Finland

The global initiative supports Helsinki’s goal of achieving a more significant role for cities in implementing the sustainable development goals.

The United Nations’ Social Impact Investing Initiative has opened a new office in Helsinki, further bolstering the UN’s presence in Finland.

8 August 2019
Philippines

The year was 2009, and Typhoon Ketsana — known locally in the Philippines as Ondoy — had just struck Metropolitan Manila, Philippines. One of the strongest typhoons to have made landfall in the megacity, Ketsana displaced thousands of families and left them without their source of livelihood and income.

13 June 2019
Global

Can urban planners use the technology in “Smart Cities” to create cities that are more just—and safe—for all?

What does a “smart city” look like from a gender perspective?  Is there a difference as to how women experience a city? Does technology help or hinder that experience? And how can technology be harnessed to purposefully address challenges of most concern to women? 

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O Centro Gaspar Garcia de Direitos Humanos é uma organização ecumênica, não governamental, sem fins lucrativos ou econômicos. Desde 1988 atua junto a pessoas de baixa renda que possuem seus direitos violados, conferindo a esta população o papel de protagonista social.

O Centro Popular de Direitos Humanos se constitui em um coletivo de Advogados Militantes Populares que tem como objetivo atuar na assessoria jurídica popular junto a movimentos sociais, comunidades e segmentos que sofram violações de direitos.

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La Fundación para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Agrícola - FIDAR, es una organización no gubernamental, orientada a la búsqueda de alternativas para el desarrollo de comunidades urbanas y rurales en el sur occidente de la región andina de Colombia.

FIDAR cuenta con una estructura ágil, transparente y participativa para llevar a cabo todas sus actividades y  el respaldo de un equipo  multidisciplinario, apoyado por un grupo  de asesores de universidades y centros de investigación de la región.

Geoffrey Payne and Associates (GPA) was established in 1995 and has since undertaken consultancy, training and research assignments throughout the world. Clients include national governments, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), UN-HABITAT, SIDA, the World Bank, Cities Alliance and various NGOs and universities. A range of materials, from books, articles, media packs and documentary films have been produced and can be found under the publications link.

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The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) is a national education institution committed to the equitable, sustainable and efficient transformation of Indian settlements.

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The Institute of Architecture and Urban & Spatial Planning of Serbia (IAUS) was founded in 1954 within the Faculty of Architecture. It was established as an independent scientific research organization by the Decision of the Republic Executive Council No.N/303 of May 13, 1961. The Institute’s scientific research and professional work is carried out within three organizational units as follows:

About IDMC

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is the global leader in the provision of data and analysis on internal displacement. Since our establishment in 1998, we have been committed to offering a rigorous, transparent and independent service to the international community and to informing policy and operational decisions that can improve the lives of the millions of people living in internal displacement, or at risk of becoming displaced in the future.

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MINURVI es la entidad de coordinación y de cooperación intergubernamental de los países de América Latina y del Caribe, en el área de desarrollo sustentable de los asentamientos humanos.

Está compuesto por los Ministros de Estado y las demás autoridades gubernamentales bajo cuya competencia se encuentren, en los respectivos países, los asuntos vinculados al desarrollo sustentable de los asentamientos humanos. Cada Estado Miembro designa la autoridad gubernamental que lo presentará en las reuniones de MINURVI.

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