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Sponsor: Rep Cantor, Eric  [VA-7] (introduced 5/13/2011)       Cosponsors  (356) Related Bills:   S.RES.185   Latest Major Action: 7/7/2011 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 407 – 6, 13 Present (Roll no. 524). (...) H.RES.268 — Whereas the policy of the United States since 2002 has been to support a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict; (Introduced in House – IH) HRES 268 IH 112th CONGRESS 1st Session H. RES. 268 Reaffirming the United States commitment to a negotiated settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES May 13, 2011 Mr. CANTOR (for himself and Mr.
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Score: 827239.4 - https://www.un.org/unispal/document/auto-insert-206718/
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Microsoft Word - International Social Housing Festival side event draft programme_Draft_JVR_5.05.2022 International Social Housing Festival – Helsinki, Finland Workshop: Climate-neutral housing – Decarbonizing the housing stock in an inclusive and affordable way Theme: People first – quality of housing as quality of living. (...) There is a need for implementing large-scale housing renovation programmes that are affordable for all. (...) This workshop is a side event to the International Social Housing Festival. It aims to present the UNECE-Housing Europe-UN-Habitat study “#Housing2030: Effective policies for affordable housing in the UNECE region” containing a toolkit on affordable climate-neutral housing to demonstrate its use in mitigating potential negative social impacts of decarbonization strategies on vulnerable sections of society, particularly young people.
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Score: 820964.8 - https://unece.org/sites/defaul...ECE%20Workshop%209.05.2022.pdf
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The formal housing markets tend to be out of bounds as far as migrants are concerned. (...) Recent events serve as a stark reminder that such ghettoes can become the hotbeds of social unrest and civil strife. As we seek ways and means of protecting the basic rights of immigrants, let us not forget that these rights can be rendered most meaningfully through the right to adequate housing and basic services. (...) They are often denied access to housing and urban services and have no voice in decision-making.
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Score: 816365.77 - https://www.un.org/development...cm5-2006-11-p12_un-habitat.pdf
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Conference Programme Implementing the New Urban Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean CITIES CONFERENCE Location: ECLAC, Santiago, Chile 2 - 6 October 2017 Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, took place in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016. (...) E Kellman, Minister, Ministry of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Barbados. MINURVI Barbados 10:50 – 11:15 Coffee break 11:30 – 13:00 Panel 1: How to govern the implementation of the Regional Action Plan? (...) Moderation and presentation of panel: Rodrigo Martínez, Social Development Division, ECLAC Presentation: Graciela Dede, Human Rights Advisor, Regional Office for South America, United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) Panellists: - Mark Major, Senior Advisor, Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport SloCAT (urban mobility and transport) - Mónica Ramírez, Housing and Human Settlements Director, Habitat for Humanity (housing, habitat, urban services, water and sanitation) - Anaclaudia Rossbach, Cities Alliance Latin America (HUB) (housing, habitat, urban services, water and sanitation) - Gabriela Elgueta Poblete, Executive Resilience Director, Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Santiago (urban and climate resilience) - Patricia Rojas, Policies for Equality Division, Ministry of Women and Gender Equality (gender equality in the city) - Hely Olivares, Principal Executive of Social Development, CAF, (infrastructure and urban investments) 11:00-11:30 Coffee break 11:30-13:00 Panel 5: How to finance the implementation of the Regional Action Plan?
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Score: 815709 - https://www.cepal.org/sites/de...les/citiesconferenceprogam.pdf
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Furthermore, the basic housing units are technically designed to give families the opportunity to grow reasonably. (...) All people lost their houses and form of income. Government, along with the local population and the international community, assisted and managed the emergency providing the affected population with humanitarian help and locating them in temporary housing (as is shown in the photograph). To facilitate the definite housing construction process, a number of meetings took place to assist the 289 affected families.
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Score: 815139.84 - https://www.un.org/en/ecosoc/m...duardo%20Aguirre%20English.pdf
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The witness’s family house was located in close proximity to Ramush Haradinaj’s house at the border between the villages of Glo|ane/Gllogjan and Dubrava/Dubravë. (...) The witness testifies further about a fighting at Haradinaj’s house on 24 March 1998 in which a police helicopter was used following which he and his family left their house. (...) He also describes Ramush Haradinaj as the person in charge in Smajl Haradinaj’s house. The Prosecution seeks to tender as associated exhibits the following documents: a map marked by the witness, a photograph of the village of Glo|ane/Gllogjan, Dragoslav Stojanovi}’s hospital release sheet, an aerial photograph of Glo|ane/Gllogjan and its surroundings, a photograph depicting the house of Ramush Haradinaj and a video-clip which it suggests is related to the beatings of the two Stojanovi} brothers and their relative. 47.
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Score: 813715.5 - https://www.icty.org/x/cases/haradinaj/tdec/en/110722.pdf
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All applications will be assessed based on 6 specific […] “Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing” UN-Habitat International Competition UN-Habitat has announced a new international competition on the “Urban Revitalization of Mass Housing”, initiated by the Global Housing Strategy’s campaign on “Placing Housing at the Centre” which seeks to address the challenges currently facing mass/social/public housing around the globe whilst introducing Academic Social Responsibility (ASR) and encouraging Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
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Score: 808081.35 - https://www.un.org/youthenvoy/tag/competitions/feed/
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OUTCOMES OF THE GAP ANALYSIS OF THE HOUSING SECTOR IN WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES - IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY OUTCOMES OF THE GAP ANALYSIS OF THE HOUSING SECTOR IN WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES - IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY ECE/ENERGY - 8th Session of the Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Analysis objective and approach • Analysis focused on energy efficiency in Multi-Apartment Buildings – one of the largest energy user in each country, with a substantial potential for energy efficiency improvement, but also the most difficult to implement • Provide comparative gap analysis with the benchmarked best practices from the regions that have made substantial progress in MAB refurbishing (e.g., Slovakia); • Review of current housing policies, institutional structures, energy efficiency policies, reform agendas, as well as the banking sector landscape in the selected Western Balkans countries • Identify opportunities for legislative and regulatory improvements, capacity building, and financing models for developing enabling environment for energy efficiency investment by HOAs • Help focusing on the principal issues hindering energy efficiency improvement by future development assistance programming, policies and regulations • Help banking industry better understand the residential energy efficiency market size, potential and risks Residential housing energy efficiency in Western Balkans Main stakeholders, main issues Homeowners HOAs & Maintenance Co’s  Ageing building stock in urgent need of renovation  Need for capacity building for Home-owner associations (HOAs) and private building maintenance companies performing routine maintenance and capital renovation  Lack of resources for comprehensive renovation, insufficient level of fees, poor enforcement of fees  Limited institutional capacities in management, financing, energy efficiency Government Sources and Types of Financing  Ministries, agencies, municipalities  Insufficient legal-regulatory framework,, poor enforcement  Lack of national housing policy or building renovation strategy  Discrepancies between state and local government responsibilities • National housing and energy related funds • Municipal budgets, subsidies • International/bilateral donors grants • International financial institutions loans • Commercial banks/credit institutions loans • Green funds and non-governmental institutions loans and grants • “Unintended” impact of subsidies, grants and soft loans  Privatization gave households their ownership over real estate in all Western Balkan countries  Multi-apartment Building (MAB) households are responsible for O&M and repair of buildings, including energy efficiency improvements.  Mixed incomes / affordability  Decision-making is difficult Analysis Revelations – obvious and not that obvious • Virtually all energy efficiency implementations has grant component to “get the energy efficiency investment engine started” – for the last 3 decades !! • Very similar in each Western Balkan country, energy efficiency investment is hindered by several complex, interrelated issues, such as insufficient legal and regulatory environment, subsidized energy prices, low capacity for implementation, banking industry reluctance • Banks perceive lending to HOAs as extremely high risk due to multiple decision- makers/accountability, HOA legal status, low maintenance fees, irregular payments, difficult payment enforcement, lack of collateral • Rehabilitation of residential buildings in Western Balkans is Euro 4 bln market - single largest untapped market with large potential for CO2 reduction, job creation, positive impact on energy poverty, housing affordability, homelessness • Such level of investment cannot be funded by only public funds – it requires private, commercially based funding, not distorting market by grants and subsidies • Complex solution must include provisions for assisting vulnerable population 5 Recommended actions and next steps Governments Continue reform in housing, energy efficiency, banking regulations Develop clear strategies in prioritizing and financing building renovation Carefully target public/municipal finance for leveraging commercial EE lending in Building renovation (grants, guarantees, support schemes) Enroll (existing/new) public agencies in promotion and facilitation Learn from best practices: Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Croatia Hungary, Baltics Donors Streamline technical assistance for policy reform Strengthen the capacities of market players; particularly the HOAs for better creditworthiness Help design tailor made support mechanisms, support in development, implementation and monitoring of high-quality projects in building EE renovation Raise awareness of all players on the benefits of EE renovation Seek targeted use of grants for improving bankability of investments, financing building reinforcement/accessibility, subsidizing socially vulnerable households Seek pooled financing by multiple donors/IFIs Financial Institutions Provide affordable, tailor-made financing for building renovation to HOAs Partner with government in setting up guarantee facilities Require elimination of distortionary grant subsidies and aim for gradual commercialization of building EE investment finance Work with central banks/treasuries to design flexible financing products (project finance, unsecured lending, factoring) Partner with private sector (ESCOs) to manage and minimize risks 6 Andrew Popelka Senior Energy Advisor, Energy and Infrastructure Division Bureau for Europe and Eurasia U.S. Agency for International Development T 202-567-4514 | apopelka@usaid.gov https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PA00X3QN.pdf Report can be accessed at: Thank you https://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PA00X3QN.pdf OUTCOMES OF THE GAP ANALYSIS OF THE HOUSING SECTOR IN WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES - IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPROVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY Analysis objective and approach Residential housing energy efficiency in Western BalkansMain stakeholders, main issues Analysis Revelations – obvious and not that obvious Recommended actions and next steps Slide Number 6
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Score: 804615.7 - https://unece.org/sites/defaul...lysis%20of%20the%20housing.pdf
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UN seeks $445 million to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon | | UN News Skip to main content Welcome to the United Nations Toggle navigation Language: العربية 中文 English Français Русский Español Português Kiswahili Other Hindi हिंदी Global UN News Global perspective Human stories Search the United Nations Search Advanced Search Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv Home Africa Americas Asia Pacific Middle East Europe UN Art and Gifts History Corner Topics Peace and Security Economic Development Humanitarian Aid Climate and Environment Human Rights UN Affairs Women Law and Crime Prevention Health Culture and Education SDGs Migrants and Refugees In depth Interviews Features Photo Stories News in Brief The Lid is On UN Gender Focus UN and Africa UN Podcasts Secretary-General Spokesperson All Statements Selected Speeches Press Encounters Official Travels Media UN Video UN Photo Meeting Coverage Media Accreditation Webtv   Subscribe Audio Hub UN seeks $445 million to rebuild Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon 20 June 2008 The United Nations and the Lebanese Government will be seeking $445 million to rebuild the devastated Nahr El-Bared Palestinian refugee camp during an international donor conference to be held in Vienna on Monday. (...) The reconstruction of the Nahr El-Bared camp represents the largest undertaking in UNRWA’s history, and will require the building of a new town with houses, schools, health centres, mosques and other community facilities, as well as a UN compound and associated infrastructure, he noted. (...) UNRWA Related Stories Palestinian refugees in Lebanon to benefit from new UN pact with UAE UN agency to mark 60 years of assisting Palestinian refugees Marking 60 years of UN assistance, Ban honours courage of Palestinians News Tracker: Past Stories on This Issue Inauguration of UN housing near devastated Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon 11 April 2008 The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees said today that it had inaugurated 150 new concrete units to house families from a Lebanese camp that was the scene of months of fighting last year between the national army and Fatah el-Islam gunmen.
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Score: 794461.04 - https://news.un.org/en/story/2...lestinian-refugee-camp-lebanon
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She happily leads us through the garden from the temporary house she shares with her mother, father and 9-month-old twin baby brothers, to the place where their house stood before it was torn down by Category 5 Cyclone Pam, a year ago. (...) She tells us that her father and heavily-pregnant mother took her to seek shelter with relatives on the other side of town during the cyclone, but when they returned home they found that a big tree had smashed through their house. (...) UNICEF Vanuatu/2015/Metois Tamanu looks at the old pots and frying pan perched precariously on what was once their kitchen sink. Her family's house was destroyed when Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu last year.
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Score: 793663.2 - https://www.unicef.org/stories...one-year-after-cyclone-vanuatu
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