The Strategic Plan 2020-2023 is repositioning UN-Habitat as a major global entity, a centre of excellence and innovation. In this respect, the Organization is refocusing its niche as the thought leader and go-to agency that sets the global discourse and agenda on sustainable urban development.
UN-Habitat understands urban resilience as the measurable ability of any urban system, with its inhabitants, to maintain continuity through all shocks and stresses. Resilience throughout its programmes and projects, resilience is considered in the Strategic Plan as an important transversal issue that connects UN-Habitat’s work with partners.
Safety is of key relevance in the 2030 Agenda, which aims for “a world free of fear and violence” “where human habitats are safe” with a number of SDG 11 targets making specific reference to safety. The Strategic Plan recognizes the relevance of safety in ensuring overall improved urban living conditions, social inclusion, inequality reduction, and eliminating social and territorial exclusion patterns.