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close this bookLiving Conditions of Low-income Older Persons in Human Settlements UNCHS (Habitat) (HABITAT, 1999, 38 p.)
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View the documentForeword
View the documentExecutive Summary
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View the documentI. Conclusions
View the documentII. Recommendations (To National and Local Governments)
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View the documentIII. Living conditions of low-income older persons in human settlements
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close this folderIV. COUNTRY CASE STUDIES
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View the documentSydney, Australia
View the documentSantiago, Chile
View the documentBeijing, China
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View the documentNew Delhi, India
View the documentKingston, Jamaica
View the documentNairobi, Kenya
View the documentManila, Philippines
View the documentCape Town, South Africa
View the documentAnkara, Turkey
View the documentUnited States of America, the city of Newark/New Jersey
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View the document1. Acknowledgements
View the document2. Survey questionnaire
View the document3. Best Practices
View the document4. Speech of welcome to the workshop by Ms. Mieke Andela-Baur, President of Netherlands Platform Older People And Europe, 9 September 1999

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The United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) was established in 1978, two years after the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements held in Vancouver, Canada. Based in Nairobi, Kenya, UNCHS (Habitat) is the lead agency within the United Nations System for coordinating activities in the field of human settlements and in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda adopted at the second United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) held in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1996. With an explicit focus on the urban poor and using universal principles of social justice and equity to guide its work, the Centre is a global advocacy agency dealing with human settlements issues in the context of an urbanizing world. Strategies of the Centre in implementing its work programmes include enablement and participation, capacity-building and institutional development on the two main themes “adequate shelter for all” and “sustainable urban development”. To address these themes effectively, the Centre is initiating two global campaigns on secure tenure and urban governance. Further information can be found on the website at

The Institute of Public Administration (IPA) is a private, non-profit organization concerned with building capacities for effective governance. It is headquartered in New York City where it was established in 1906, and operates worldwide with a programme of research, technical assistance and training organized around three themes: public sector governance and management, public finance and fiscal reform, and sustainable urban development. IPA is affiliated with the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, and is governed by a distinguished Board of Trustees. Further information can be found on the website at

In June 1998, UNCHS (Habitat) and IPA signed a Memorandum of understanding to establish and develop cooperation modalities to join their capacities in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda and relevant aspects of Agenda 21, with specific focus on initiation of a research project aimed at “improving living conditions of older persons in human settlements” as a contribution to the “International Year of Older Persons, 1999”.