On his first visit to Kenya as Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres visited a community space in Mathare, home to approximately 800,000 people and Nairobi’s oldest slum, to meet members of the community benefiting from UN programmes and partnerships. 

Through the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme, UN-Habitat is working with city and national authorities to provide security of tenure, as a matter of priority, to women and their families living in slums. In addition,  the Programme advocates the investment in slum upgrading programmes and housing development programmes for the poor, while ensuring women’s effective participation. To date, more than 268,000 people have improved access to basic services, such as water and sanitation, and thus created better living conditions for people living in these slums. 

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