Population (2018)
11.5 million
Total value of projects
US$ 1,155,507
No. of projects (2014 - 2019)
Total: 4



From 2016 to 2018, UN-Habitat and the Institute of Physical Planning of Cuba elaborated three tools that can contribute for the implementation of the NUA in the country and housing sector.

Cuba received the Scroll of Honour for its National Action Plan for implementing positive urban and territorial changes through the integration and implementation of the New Urban Agenda principles.

Since 2016, the government of Cuba and UN-Habitat have organized more than 16 workshops in different parts of the country.

Urban numbers

Urban numbers

The average population density in urban areas is around 4,500 inhabitants / km2. However, this density is not homogeneous in all the settlements of Cuba.

At the end of 2016, the housing deficit amounted to 883,050 housing, 30,000 more units compared to the previous year.

From 2000 to 2015, the total population experienced a growth of 0.8 per cent. The trend predicted by the latest projections that the population will begin to decrease after 2025.

“There is no doubt that the technical assistance of UN-Habitat has helped us to form a collective and participatory team that has committed to the implementation of the NUA in Cuba.”

Samuel Rodiles Planas, President of the Institute of Physical Planning of Cuba


  • Valor total de las inversiones de ONU-Habitat (2008-2013): US$ 1,318,221
  • Número total de proyectos de ONU-Hábitat (2008-2013): 3 proyectos
  • Donantes principales: España, COSUDE, Volver a la Gente.
  • Asociados: los gobiernos nacionales y locales, instituciones gubernamentales y legislativas, universidades y organizaciones de la sociedad civil