Human Settlements Programme - UN Habitat
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Committee: Human Settlements Programme Topic: Urbanization problems Country: Viet Nam

Over the past decades, the global tendency towards urbanization has rapidly increased. Both favourable and unfavourable effects of urbanization can be observed in every region of the world. One of the side effects of this process is formation of slum areas and shantytowns. As estimated by UN Habitat, in 2005 9 million of people in Vietnam were living in the slums, which accounted for 40% of the Vietnamese urban population.

In Vietnam, atte...

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