Urban Youth Centre Setup Guide

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements - the built environment. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206. UN-HABITAT urban poverty reduction strategies include sustainable urban development, adequate shelter for all, improvement of the lives of slum dwellers, access to safe water and sanitation, social inclusion, environmental protection and various human rights. This expanded strategic vision gives attention to knowledge management, the fi nancing of housing and human settlements and to strategic partnerships.

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