United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Programme des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains (ONU-Habitat)

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URL: http://www.unhabitat.org/

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Founded

1978-10-12

History

Absorbed the former H-XH0133 - United Nations Centre for Housing, Building and Planning (CHBP). Set up under resolution 32/162 of the General Assembly of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), in the framework of F-XF1000 - United Nations System, following recommendations of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements - Habitat I - 1976, Vancouver BC (Canada). At 2nd conference, Habitat II, 1996, Istanbul (Turkey), progress was assessed and new goals set, with "Habitat Agenda" containing over 100 commitments and 600 recommendations, adopted by 171 countries. Upgraded under current title under resolution 56/206, so as to strengthen the role and status of the Centre and its governing body.

Aims

Work with partners to build inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities; promote urbanization as a positive transformative force for people and communities, reducing inequality, discrimination and poverty; promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities.

Events

2022-06-26 | Katowice, Poland – World Urban Forum

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Structure

UN-Habitat Assembly (meets every 4 years), composed of the 193 member states of the United Nations; Executive Board (meets 3 times a year); Committee of Permanent Representatives - CPR (meets twice every 4 years).

See: https://unhabitat.org/governance

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

XE6809

Last News

2020

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