We rolled out UN-Habitat’s immediate response plan covering 75 projects in 37 countries with USD 32 million raised and reprogrammed to support the most marginalized most quickly.
Throughout the year we provided support to 6.8 million people in 37 countries and 262 cities to adapt to the global health crisis and resulting social-economic fallouts by implementing 71 projects with more than 250 partners.
Working with CitiIQ, we created a global database on city preparedness and pandemic responses involving 1,700 cities across all regional groups.
We worked with partners to ensure that social cohesion and community resilience are a pillar of the United Nations framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19.
UN-Habitat worked with key agencies and local governments to bring learning and recommendations forward in the United Nations Secretary-General’s Policy Brief: COVID-19 in an Urban World.
The City Prosperity Initiative was used to guide decision-making in around 50 countries by establishing linkages between data, knowledge and policy actions.
We collected data on 77 indicators from with the Global Urban Indicators Database from 1,500 urban areas in 132 countries with the Global Urban Indicators Database.
We prepared a Global Monitoring Framework as a universal urban monitoring system.
We launched the Urban Agenda Platform to support monitoring of progress to achieve the New Urban Agenda and urban related SDGs.
We provided support to 36 national governments and more than 20 cities , benefitting more than 300,000 people by improving living conditions in informal settlements.
We supported the local implementation of the SDGs through 30 sustainable, integrated and inclusive urban projects, achieving scaled transformative change in 19 cities.
96 cities used participatory planning methodologies and collected spatial data to increase social cohesion between migrant, displaced and host communities under several regional and country teams.
The HerCity platform provided a digital toolbox to create more inclusive, equal and sustainable cities and promote participation of girls and young women in urban planning using innovative digital technologies in 17 cities.
UN-Habitat’s total income in 2020 was USD 193.7 million, representing 76.6 per cent of its target
Since January 2020, we have signed agreements with 191 partners: Governments (51), United Nations entities (18), Local Governments (26) and Civil Society Organizations (96).
Projects financed by the Adaptation Fund totalled over USD 49 million , supporting the community-level adaptation of infrastructure to climatic changes in south-eastern Africa, Cambodia, Jordan, Lebanon, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Pakistan and Vietnam, significantly increasing the portfolio to benefit 14 countries