ONU-Habitat lanza website en español y chino

Nairobi, Kenia. 29/10/2015 -- Como parte de la estrategia de promoción, divulgación y comunicaciones, que comenzó en 2012, ONU-Habitat lanzó hoy su sitio web global en español (es.unhabitat.org) y en chino (cn.unhabitat.org). Junto con el lanzamiento, ONU-Habitat también introdujo dos nuevos canales de medios sociales en Twitter y Facebook para reportar sobre la agenda de ONU-Habitat y sus actividades en el idioma español.

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El Banco Mundial y ONU-Habitat reafirman compromiso con el desarrollo urbano sostenible

Lima, Perú. 12/10/2015 – En el diálogo "¿Qué hacer para tener ciudades sostenibles?", actividad paralela de la reunión anual del Banco Mundial y el Fondo Monetario Internacional, en Lima, Perú, este mes, el Grupo del Banco Mundial y ONU-Habitat reiteraron su compromiso con el desarrollo urbano sostenible y exhortaron a gobiernos nacionales, autoridades locales y partes interesadas a participar en la transición hacia una nueva agenda urbana que busca acabar con la pobreza, compartir prosperidad e impulsar la sostenibilidad ambiental.

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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
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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.

Leaving no one and no place behind

Hover over or click the icons to learn about UN-Habitat's work on social inclusion here.

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.

Human rights icon

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.

Gender icon

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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Donors

Switzerland
Spain

Brasil

  • Valor total de las inversiones de ONU-Habitat (2008-2013): US$ 10,119,166
  • Número total de proyectos de ONU-Hábitat (2008-2013): 8 proyectos
  • Donantes principales: Fundação Vale, Prefeitura da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro (PCRJ), Fundação Euclides da Cunha (FEC), BASF Social Foundation (Germany), MDG Fund (PNUD-España), Brasil, Instituto Pereira Passos, FSADU
  • Asociados: ILO, PNUD, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNIFEM, The Special Secretariat of Policies for Women (SPM), the Special Secretariat for Policies to Promote Racial Equality (SEPPIR), PETROBAS, Universidad de Fluminense (UFF) & FEC, municipios, agencias gubernamentales brasileñas y ministerios
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Urban numbers
8.27 million Brazilians living in risk areas (approximately 9%). However, only 30.6% local governments adopt and implement strategies for disaster risk reduction (2013/2018)
41.4% of the urban population lives in informal and precarious settlements and inadequate housing (2010).
Rio de Janeiro is the 8th most vulnerable city in the world and São Paulo the 12th.

Leaving no one and no place behind

Hover over or click the icons to learn about UN-Habitat's work on social inclusion here.

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.

Human rights icon

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.

Gender icon

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. 

Children icon

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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Donors and partners

Most of the projects in Brazil are technical assistance undertaken through partnerships with municipalities and state governments in a diverse range of urban themes. In many of those projects, academia has an important role on providing evidences through specialised research, collecting data and monitoring indicators; while civil society has been essential to guarantee participatory processes and mobilising groups or communities. Throughout the years, strong relationship with the national government and nationwide organizations has also been crucial to raise awareness and support urban and regional development policies and initiatives on a federal level. Partnerships with the private sector has been important to support social responsibility initiatives and disseminate global agenda.

Donors

Governo do Estado de Alagoas
Companhia DE Desenvolvimento

México

  • 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

Contactos

ONU-Habitat
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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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

Hover over or click the icons to learn about UN-Habitat's work on social inclusion here.

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.

Human rights icon

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.

Gender icon

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. 

Children icon

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. 

Disability icon

Donors

Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano
Municipo Gov. of Zapopan
Municipio De Reynosa- Tamaulipas
Municipio De Queretaro Mexico
Municipio De Merida Del Estado
Mexico
Infonavit
IMIP Cajame
Gobierno del Estado de Hidalgo
Estudios para el desarrollo y la Sustentabilidad de las Ciudades S.A. de C.V

Reconstrucción

Las amenazas naturales se convierten en desastres cuando impactan a las personas y los bienes económicos que están expuestos a sus fuerzas destructivas. En ningún lugar es este evento más significativo que en las ciudades, los pueblos y las aldeas del mundo. Factores como el uso inadecuado del suelo, la existencia de edificios e infraestructuras de pésimo diseño y construcción, y el aumento de la degradación ambiental ponen a los asentamientos humanos en riesgo.

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Consejo de Administración

El trabajo de ONU-Habitat y las relaciones con sus socios se revisa a fondo periódicamente por el Consejo de Administración, que es subsidiario de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas y es el órgano de decisión intergubernamental de ONU-Habitat. Se informa a la Asamblea General mediante el Consejo Económico y Social (ECOSOC), y sus principales funciones son:

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Objetivos y estrategias de ONU-Habitat

ONU-Habitat proyecta ciudades y asentamientos humanos bien planificados, bien gobernados y eficientes, con viviendas, infraestructura  y acceso universal a empleo y servicios básicos como agua, energía y saneamiento. Para alcanzar estos objetivos, derivados de la Agenda Hábitat de 1996, ONU-Habitat ha elaborado un enfoque estratégico de mediano plazo para un periodo de seis años. El plan estratégico actual abarca de 2014 a 2019.

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UN-Habitat at a glance

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. Cities are facing unprecedented demographic, environmental, economic, social and spatial challenges. There has been a phenomenal shift towards urbanization, with 6 out of every 10 people in the world expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. Over 90 per cent of this growth will take place in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

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