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URBAN OCTOBER CELEBRATIONS IN PAKISTAN 2021

Race to Zero Campaign Accelerating Urban Action for Carbon Free World Adapting Cities for Climate Resilience Every October, UN-Habitat and partners organize a month of activities, events and discussions on urban sustainability. This year, Urban October theme is “Race to Zero Campaign”. Urban October Celebration will kick start with World Habitat Day on 4th October ...

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Project on Improvement of Disaster Resilient School Infrastructure

In KP province, most of the school buildings and educational institutions do not comply with the required building standards published by the Pakistan Engineering Council.  As a result, majority are poorly constructed and lack of preparedness and response plans for disasters. There is an agreement among experts that many schools collapse due to lack of ...

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Enhance community, local and national-level urban climate change resilience to water scarcity, caused by floods and droughts in Rawalpindi and Nowshera, Pakistan

Reducing the impact of flooding and droughts is becoming one of the top priorities of the Government of Pakistan. The flood and drought impacts are often severe in urban areas, a national approach to address this situation in cities doesn’t exist in Pakistan. This is critical, considering that 36.4% of Pakistan’s population lives in urban ...

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Launch of Waste Wise Cities Tool in Pakistan for Clean and Healthy Cities and Oceans – Celebrating UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration

On World Environment Day, UN-Habitat for restoration of urban and marine ecosystem in Pakistan is launching  Waste Wise Cities Tool, in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change, UN Environment, Sindh Environment Protection Agency and Directorate of urban policy and strategic unit, and NED University. The aim is to  analyze the challenges of solid waste management ...

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Launching Ceremony of the State of Pakistani Cities (SCP) report

State of Pakistani Cities report and road map to achieve SDG 11-launched  Islamabad, 19 July 2018:  The State of Pakistani Cities (SPC) report launched today in Islamabad. The report presents the current state of development in the ten largest cities of Pakistan and throws light on the state of economy, social service delivery, planning and ...

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COVID-19

Pakistan COVID19 Urban Slum Response Programme UN-Habitat launched ‘Pakistan COVID19 Urban Slums Response Programme’ (PCUSRP) in two urban slums of Rawalpindi with the objective to prevent spread of COVI19 in urban slums and empowering local communities to mitigate its economic impact in May 2020 which was concluded in July 2020.  The pilot was launched by ...

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Pakistan COVID-19 Urban Slums Response Programme (PCSURP)

Pilot Project Dhok Hassu & Dhok Mangtal, Rawalpindi The COVID-19 pandemic is globally destabilizing and devastating lives and livelihoods, and Pakistan is no exception. The current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the lives of the people in Pakistan. The country has witnessed significant increase in its confirmed cases from the initial two cases ...

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