Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Prevention and Response Action Plan for the Lebanon Financing Facility funded “BERYT” Beirut Housing Rehabilitation and Cultural and Creative Industries Recovery Project 2023
Global Report on Sanitation and Wastewater Management in Cities and Human Settlements 2023 This Global Report on Sanitation and Wastewater Management in Cities and Human Settlements is a global reference on sanitation and wastewater in urban settings. It takes stock of the sanitation and wastewater management situation, both in terms of service levels and the supporting functions required to enable service provision at scale.

Drawing from existing literature and primary data in 18 cities across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, the Report underlines the scale of the challenge in strengthening wastewater and faecal sludge management at the global level, while also highlighting actions being taken by governments, development partners, city planners, utilities, service providers and researchers around the globe. The focus is on service levels, containment and treatment systems, treatment performance, policies and regulations and institutional arrangement, planning and investment, monitoring, and financial performance.
Integrated Spatial Plan for Environmental and Socio Economic Resilience, Khorog, Tajikistan 2023 UN-Habitat has partnered with the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and the government of Tajikistan, through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), to undertake the ‘Integrated Spatial Plan for Environmental and Socio-Economic Resilience’ in Khorog Tajikistan.
Air Quality in African Cities 2023 This report contains a comparative analysis of five African cities in terms of their air pollution problem, as well as their attempts to manage and improve air quality.
Appeal for funds for the United Nations Habitat Assembly and the Trust Fund 2023
Land Professionals in the Arab region: Roles, capacities and contribution to land governance and land tenure security 2023 This study identifies formal and nonformal land professionals’ categories, their current functions and the additional roles that they would need to take up to improve land governance and establish functioning and fit-for-purpose land administration systems in the Arab region. The study highlights the common challenges faced by land professionals and takes stock of their current capacities, the additional capacities they would need, and the interventions that would enable them to adequately play their role.
Comparative Analysis of Non-Profit Housing Legal Frameworks in five countries: Austria, Brazil, England, Netherlands, and South Africa: Urban Legal Case Studies, Volume 12 2023 More than 1.8 billion people worldwide lack adequate housing and the number of people living in informal settlements has passed a billion. Housing is a fundamental human right and UN-Habitat recognizes its catalyst role in the sustainable development agenda. ‘Housing at the centre’, a global approach set out by UN-Habitat in 2015, puts people and human rights at the foreground of sustainable urban development policies to leave no one and no place behind. A more coherent and comprehensive framework of affordable housing is necessary to ensure broad access to this necessity of life, one which facilitates cooperation across socio-economic backgrounds and creates shared interests in a safe community, a strong economy, and a vibrant social scene to harness the framework’s transformative potential.

The affordable housing solutions generated by the non-profit housing sector provide a novel framework for reforming affordable housing policy and legal frameworks. UN-Habitat has conducted a comparative analysis of the non-profit housing sector in five countries (Austria, Brazil, England, Netherlands, and South Africa), which serve as best practice legal frameworks for a robust and sustainable social housing sector. Through this assessment, UN-Habitat seeks to promote the participation of the non-profit sector in the provision of social housing to meet the demand for urban housing needs and to bridge the housing affordability gap. This document is intended to not only help countries create or strengthen their legal frameworks to support the participation of non-profit organizations in the housing sector, but also proposes new governance frameworks to facilitate this. The primary purpose of this analysis is to provide a framework for the successful development, support, and sustenance of a non-profit housing sector in any country that seeks to adopt this approach to diversifying the housing stock. Naturally, its application depends on development priorities. To capitalize on the best practice available, a country checklist has been provided that will assist countries to conduct an internal assessment on its housing needs, existing policy and legal framework, and financial means which will provide systematic guidance for legislative, policy and institutional reform.
The State of Arab Cities Report 2022 2023 The State of Arab Cities report covers various issues that currently characterise the Arab region. The report presents the state of urbanisation in the region, with its key drivers and urbanisation trends and explores a selection of major challenges and opportunities in the region. The report then presents the need for a paradigm shift in urban infrastructure, illustrating emerging infrastructure opportunities that could contribute towards building a more sustainable future for cities, and focuses on the stronger multilateral governance to further sustainable development. Finally, the report summarises a number of key recommendations at the regional, national and city level.
Strengthen UN-Habitat Regional Representation in Sub-Saharan Africa 2023
Rescuing SDG 11 for a resilient urban planet 2023 The current report shows that the world is off track in achieving SDG 11. Rescuing SDG 11 is urgent for the sake of present and future generations. The report points to the immense opportunities that exist and the innovations that are already underway.

The report was prepared by UN-Habitat as a lead coordinator, with inputs from several UN custodian agencies, other UN entities, civil society, academia, United Cities and Local Governments, and various other stakeholders and partners.