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About Us

UN-Habitat at a glance

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future
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History, mandate & role in the UN system

UN-Habitat is mandated to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities.
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Goals & strategies of UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat's strategic plan and its seven focus areas

Our Structure

UN-Habitat is structured in three main bodies:  the Governing Council (GC), whose role is to set the major strategic and policy directions for UN-Habitat and approve its programmes and budget, the UN-Habitat Secretariat – the executive body of the organization headquartered  in Nairobi, Kenya – whose task is to ensure the execution of the Governing Council’s decisions and to translate them into […]
Donors

Our Donors

UN-Habitat’s is mainly supported financially by voluntary contributions from governments and inter-governmental donors
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Join us

To strengthen its dynamic and expert team around the world, UN-Habitat is constantly on the lookout for talented and motivated people

Our Structure: Overview

UN-Habitat is structured in three main bodies:  the Governing Council (GC), whose role is to set the major strategic and policy directions for UN-Habitat and approve its programmes and budget. It is composed of 58 member states that are elected by the UN General Assembly’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The Governing Council meets every two years. the UN-Habitat […]

Our Secretariat

The UN-Habitat Secretariat is the executive organ of UN-Habitat, in charge of coordinating the programme. It designs, implements, manages and monitors UN-Habitat’s urban initiatives and human settlements development projects, and provides the Governing Council with strategic recommendations. It is also mandated to carry out research activities and to facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and […]
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Governing Council

The Governing Council serves as the intergovernmental decision-making body of UN-Habitat
Partners

Our Partners

Habitat Agenda Partners are a range of organizations in the pursuit of sustainable urbanization and human settlements development
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