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Annual Report 2021
Annual Report
Annual Report 2021
In 2021, conflict, pandemic and climate emergencies continued to shape the challenges faced by human settlements. UN-Habitat was able to strengthen its efforts to help Member States to respond to new vulnerabilities and… Read more
 Regional Assessment on Urban Vulnerability and Resilience in Southern African Development Community Member States
Regional Report
Regional Assessment on Urban Vulnerability and Resilience in Southern African Development Community Member States
As the African continent continues its march towards urbanization, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) stands as no exception. The community, housing 16 Member States, is home to a diverse consortium of… Read more
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IPCC Report: Cities are hotspots of climate impacts, but also a crucial part of the solution
28 February 2022: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released its latest report: Climate Change 2022, Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The report confirms that the world faces “unavoidable multiple climate hazards over the next two decades with global warming of 1.5°C (2.7°F)”. Exceeding this level in warming will further aggravate the impacts, “some of which will… Read more
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Flagship and Regional Reports
Inclusive, Vibrant Neighbourhoods and Communities Flagship Programme
Proceedings
Urban Regeneration as a tool for Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery
Final Report of the Expert Group Meeting on Urban Regeneration as a tool for Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery, held on December 2021 (Bilbao, Spain), organised by UN-Habitat (Inclusive, Vibrant Neighbourhoods and Communities Flagship Programme), with the support of the Basque Government (Spain).  The debate focused… Read more
Cities and Pandemics: Towards a more just, green and healthy future
Technical Report
Cities and Pandemics: Towards a more just, green and healthy future
The UN-Habitat’s Report on Cities and Pandemics: Towards a More Just, Green and Healthy Future presents an analysis of the situation of the COVID-19 in cities and urban areas after one year since the declaration of pandemic and outlines a range of bold measures that could deliver a lasting and sustainable recovery… Read more
World Cities Report 2020
World Cities Report
World Cities Report 2020: The Value of Sustainable Urbanization
The world we live in has been transformed in a manner not witnessed in recent times.  The coronavirus pandemic has triggered what arguably is the worst public health crisis in a century and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.  In a rapidly urbanizing and globalized world, cities have been the… Read more
The New Urban Agenda Illustrated
Technical Report
The New Urban Agenda Illustrated
The New Urban Agenda, adopted at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, on 20 October 2016, presents a paradigm shift based on the science of cities and lays out standards and principles for the planning, construction, development, management and improvement of urban areas. The New Urban Agenda is intended as a resource for… Read more
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