United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

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

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History

12 Oct 1978, with the title United Nations Centre for Human Settlements - UNCHS (Habitat) -- Centre des Nations Unies pour les établissements humains (CNUEH) -- Centro de las Naciones Unidas para los Asentamientos Humanos (CNUAH), absorbing the former United Nations Centre for Housing, Building and Planning (CHBP). Set up under resolution 32/162 of the General Assembly of United Nations (UN), in the framework of 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, 21 Dec 2001, under resolution 56/206, so as to strengthen the role and status of the Centre and its governing body. Also referred to as United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).

Aims

Promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities.

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Activities

Current strategic plan (2014-2019) focuses on 7 areas developed through branches, subdivided into sub-units and programmes, initiatives and networks. Programmes, initiatives and networks listed in this Yearbook include: Global Land Tool Network (GLTN); Global Network for Sustainable Housing (GNSH); Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA); World Urban Campaign (WUC).

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Languages

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 69 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 42 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 53 countries
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Subjects *

  • Amenities
    • Settlements
    • Towns
  • International Relations
    • United Nations

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

UIA Org ID

E6809

Last News Received

2018
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