Publications

Nairobi, Kenya 23 April 2020 – The continuing spread of the COVID-19 crisis threatens the most vulnerable in cities and communities, particularly the one billion people living in slums and informal settlements, including refugees, internally displaced people and migrants. To address the crisis, UN-Habitat is launching an urgent COVID-19 Response Plan for 64 countries focusing

UN-Habitat COVID-19 Response Plan

UN-Habitat is responding to a growing volume of requests from both national and local governments to help them prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Building on more than 40 years of urban experience, much of it in humanitarian situations, we are focusing on the city-level response to the crisis. We

UN-Habitat’s COVID-19 Policy and Programme Framework provides guidance for global, regional and country-level action. The framework is a key instrument to focus and scale UN-Habitat’s contribution to the overall response led by national and local governments, UN agencies and local partners. The framework will be updated as required by changing context and acquired learning or

The impact of COVID-19 has been felt across the globe in a wide range of countries and very different environments. The pandemic has already affected countries in every region, making this a truly global situation where every country must take steps to prepare and respond. UN-Habitat has a clear added value in supporting national and

The COVID-19 pandemic will hit the world’s most vulnerable people the hardest including the one billion people living in informal settlements and slums worldwide. These areas are densely populated with inadequate household water and sanitation, little or no waste management, overcrowded public transport and limited access to formal health care facilities. In addition, they suffer

As COVID-19 spreads around the world, billions of people have been told to stay at home. However, this simple preventative public health measure is impossible for people who live in homelessness, or in unsafe or overcrowded housing. It is estimated that around 1.8 billion people, or more than 20 percent of the world’s population, lack

Myanmar National Building Code (MNBC) 2016

To read more, please download PDF files as below.UN-Habitat developed Myanmar National Building Code (MNBC) in coordination with Ministry of Construction and other technical bodies such as Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), focused on disaster resilient construction methods. To read more, please download PDF files as below.

Social Safeguards Basic & Advanced (Training Module)

This training module will introduce concepts in relation to environmental and social safeguards which will protect both the environment and the people from adverse effects of development projects, particularly from citywide infrastructure projects. Moreover, it will introduce the social safeguard planning, tools and practical guides in a broader perspective to create a foundation to localize

Guideline for Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards

This guideline briefly explains the detailed procedures for RVS building survey. Bridges, large towers, and other non-building structure types are not covered by this procedure. According to recent seismic vulnerability assessment works in Bago, Taungoo, Sagaing and Pyay cities, the major building stocks in Myanmar are – Bamboo, Timber, Brick, Brick Noggin, Concrete and Steel

Towards Improved Nutrition – Access to Good Quality Basic Services (Photo Book)

This photo book showcases the project implementation in 221 villages across six townships of Dry Zone (Yesagyo, Pakokku, Myingyan, Natogyi, Mahlaing and Taungtha) whereof over 178,167 people benefitted. A short step from improved WASH to healthier communities aimed at providing communities with high-quality hygiene education focusing on zero open defecation (ZOD), improved sanitation and access