Civil Society

UN-HABITAT has long campaigned for closer relationships with civil society, parliamentarians, and the private sector around the world and with in the United Nations system. Ranging from non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, women's and youth groups to trade unions, urban professionals, researchers and spiritual organizations, they have innovative ways of helping the poor. Many have developed effective ways of working with their national governments and municipalities.
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Innovative fund proves a big hit with global youth groups
The innovative youth fund launched by UN-HABITAT has proved immensely popular, attracting applications from youth groups scattered from nearly all corners of the globe.
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Landmark disability pact provides road map to improve lives of millions – UN official [Human Rights Council in session]
People with disabilities suffer some of the worst violations of their human rights, but a groundbreaking United Nations treaty that entered into force last year provides a road map to improve this situation, the world body’s top rights official said today.
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UN-HABITAT holds its first Civil Society Organization (CSO) Dialogue Series event
UN-HABITAT held its first Civil Society Organization (CSO) Dialogue Series event on Friday, June 5, 2009. The series is intended to be an arena for Nairobi-based CSOs to discuss matters that are important to the global civil society organizations in an informal environment.
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International Year of Human Rights Learning
Survey on Good Practices for Social Integration/Inclusion
Global Sign-On Statement: ’Let’s put finance in its place!

WUFV Civil Society Special Session – Social Justice and the Latin American Situation
CSOs/NGOs Roundtable - The Right to the City and Social Justice: the role of CSOs in bridging the urban divide

UN Enable
Civil Society Observer

Habitat Debate Vol. 9, No. 2, Young people in an urbanizing world
Supporting Africa's Efforts to Achieve Sustainable Development - Dialogues at the Economic and Social Council
Achieving the Internationally Agreed Development Goals - Dialogues at the Economic and Social Council
Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and optional protocol
Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées et protocole facultative
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