• Valor total de inversiones de ONU-Habitat (2008-2013): US$ 1,735,568
  • Número total de proyectos de ONU-Habitat (2008-2013): Cuatro proyectos
  • Donantes principales: Gobierno de México, municipalidades de Zapopan y Guadalajara, Gobierno de España
  • Asociados: ECLAC, zona metropolitana de Guadalajara, municipalidad de Zapopan, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo


Oficina Nacional en México
Av. Paseo de la Reforma 99
Colonia Tabacalera. Delegación Cuauhtémoc
Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal. CP06030
+52 55 6820-9700 ext 40062


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Vista general
Population (2018)
130.8 million
Total value of projects
US$ 9,961,499
No. of projects (2014 - 2019)
Total: 16
From 2015 to 2018, 305 cities in Mexico were analyzed with the CPI, placing the country as the most analyzed in the world with this methodology.
Mexico received the Dubai International Prize for the implementation of CPI in the category of Best Practices Transfer in the Monitoring Mechanisms of the New Urban Agenda and in the urban part of the
The National Development Plan included an indicator on efficiency in land use to measure the relationship between the rate of land consumption and the growth rate of the urban population.
Urban numbers
From 2014 to 2017, of the homes built and financed by the housing institutes, 37.5 per cent are abandoned and are located in large peripheral housing complexes.
It is estimated that families with fewer economic resources would take 120 years to pay an average home without subsidy.
2.2 million houses are located outside of cities (43.6 per cent). Only 8 per cent are in consolidated areas.

Leaving no one and no place behind

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The prioritisation of human rights addresses the structural causes of inequalities and discrimination in an integrated manner. Urbanisation can only be sustainable if it is human rights based, and living conditions can only be improved for all if everyone’s human rights are comprehensively promoted and protected. UN-Habitat applies the Human-Rights Based Approach to address inequalities and discrimination, reaching the furthest behind first by placing power relationships in human settlements at the heart of its analysis and action.

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Men and women, boys and girls experience cities in very different ways, and face various challenges and needs that cities have to address. UN-Habitat promotes the stronger commitment of national and local governments as well as other relevant stakeholders to work towards the realization of a world in which men and women are recognized as equal partners in development and enjoy equal human rights so that economically productive, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable cities and other human settlements can be achieved more rapidly, completely and sustainably.

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Youth, children and older persons, especially those in situations of particular risk of marginalization, such as girl child and female-headed households, are often excluded from access to housing, urban basic services, public spaces and infrastructure, and the overall benefits of urbanization. Young women and men have been a key focus of UN-Habitat’s work. The agency has successfully advocated for the role of youth as leaders in sustainable urban development, recognizing the guiding principle of the SDGs of “leaving no one behind,” and the New Urban Agenda vision of cities for all. 

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Sustainable urban development can only be achieved if persons with disabilities are included meaningfully in decision-making and are able to access their rights. UN-Habitat partners with representative groups and individual rights holders, as well as national and local governments, relevant UN bodies and civil society to maximize impact and to meaningfully ensure that the rights including accessibility and universal design of persons with disabilities are promoted, respected and protected. 

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Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano
Municipo Gov. of Zapopan
Municipio De Reynosa- Tamaulipas
Municipio De Queretaro Mexico
Municipio De Merida Del Estado
IMIP Cajame
Gobierno del Estado de Hidalgo
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