• 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
Vista general
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
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

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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