Private Sector

Given the challenge of urban poverty, with 1 billion slum dwellers projected to rise to more than 1.3 billion by 2020, meeting the Millennium Goal 7 targets 10 and 11 on slums, water and sanitation will require a concerted approach to land, basic infrastructure and services, affordable housing solutions, and accessible housing finance systems, through partnerships engaging the private sector.

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Big names sign up to new private sector advisory board
Amsterdam - 28 Sept 11

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, VEOLIA Environment, Nomadeis, BASF, This is Africa, Siemens, GDF-SUEZ, JAO Design International, ARUP, the PENN Institute for Urban Research, and the Financial Times joined UN-HABITAT in Amsteram earlier this month for the first meeting of the agency's new Urban Private Sector Advisory Board hosted by Arcadis.


Port cities under the microscope
Rotterdam - 15 Sept 11

Mayors and senior local government officials from Africa, Asia and Latin America gathered for the first “Shelter Academy” held 13-15 September 2011 held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

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Private Sector Photos

UN-HABITAT brochure for private sector
UPSAB First meeting - 9 Sept 2011 - Final Report
Private Sector Strategy Meeting

UN guidelines with Private Sector

Background Paper: Bottom of the Pyramid Approches for Urban Sustainability

Background Paper: Good Urban Governance: Towards an Effective Private Sector Engagement
The Private Sector at the World Urban Forum 5 report


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