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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
World Cities Report 2022
Flagship Report
World Cities Report 2022: Envisaging the Future of Cities
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 created a temporary crisis of confidence in the future of cities. However, a broad consensus is that urbanization remains a powerful twenty-first century mega-trend; and… Read more
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Toolkits, Manuals and Guides
The Global Urban Monitoring Framework
2022
UN-HABITAT
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1st Global State of Metropolis - Preliminary Findings and Key Messages Booklet
Brief
1st Global State of Metropolis - Preliminary Findings and Key Messages Booklet
2022
As the world continues to urbanize it is also becoming metropolitan. Whether horizontal spreading, dispersed urbanization or periurbanization, the physical extent of urban areas is growing much faster than their population, thereby consuming more land for urban development. Those phenomena have made many cities grown beyond the boundaries of their central municipality or “city proper” configuring bigger and denser metropolises. This is a trend still present in all world regions and affecting…
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AI & Cities
Technical Report
AI & Cities: Risks, Applications and Governance
2022
This paper on the use of artificial intelligence in cities is part of UN-Habitat’s strategy for guiding local authorities in realizing a people-centered digital transformation process in their cities and settlements.
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Gestión Metropolitana Integrada: El caso del Área Metropolitana de San Salvador
Technical Report
Gestión Metropolitana Integrada: El caso del Área Metropolitana de San Salvador
2022
El caso del Área Metropolitana de San Salvador (AMSS) es inspirador. El trabajo conjunto que realizan sus 14 municipios le ha permitido al AMSS ser la única en El Salvador y Centro América en consolidar sus marcos legales y políticas públicas de largo plazo, habilitando la gobernanza, planificación y financiamiento integrados y coordinados.
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Urban Recovery Framework publication series
Technical Report
Urban Recovery Framework publication series
2022
The Urban Recovery Framework (URF) is a key instrument to enhance responses to urban crises. The aim of the URF is to create an enabling environment for more effective recovery in urban areas, affected by natural or man-made crises, including conflict. It clarifies institutional and multi-level governance arrangements, policies and plans, the coordination mechanisms and the financing instruments needed to drive and steer the implementation of immediate and medium-term urban recovery intervention
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UN World Water Development Report 2022: Groundwater: Making the invisible visible
Global Report
UN World Water Development Report 2022: Groundwater: Making the invisible visible
2022
The 2022 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (UN WWDR 2022) entitled ‘Groundwater: Making the invisible visible’ describes the challenges and opportunities associated with the development, management and governance of groundwater across the world.
UN-Habitat contributed Chapter 4 of the Report on ‘Groundwater for Human Settlements’. The Chapter gives an overview of groundwater supply for domestic uses (including drinking water) in both urban and rural settings.
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Linking UN-Habitat and universities: Harnessing the potential of knowledge partnerships
Technical Report
Linking UN-Habitat and universities: Harnessing the potential of knowledge partnerships
2022
University partnerships are key to UN-Habitat’s ‘centre of excellence’ aspiration. They can act as drivers of capacity building, innovation, and urban change. These partnerships are enacted through a wide array of knowledge products and across a vast geography of collaborations internationally. A reform and enhancement of Habitat UNI, as the university partnership initiative of UN-Habitat, could be pivotal to reap the benefits of this multifaceted engagement.
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Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference Proceedings
Activities Report
Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference Proceedings
2022
Building on the 2018 Edmonton Cities and Climate Change Science Conference and the resulting Global Research and Action Agenda (GRAA) on Cities and Climate Change Science, the Innovate4Cities 2021 Conference (I4C 2021) focused on the nexus of science, practice, and innovation – including local challenges, priority needs, and cross-sector opportunities to realize ambitious climate action.
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Children, Cities, and Housing: Rights and Priorities
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Children, Cities, and Housing: Rights and Priorities
2022
Adequate housing is a right of every person — regardless of age, gender, race or income level — and is the foundation for all human development, well-being and survival, as recognized by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, or UDHR.
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Statement by Costa Rica and Colombia under Agenda item 10
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Update by the Sustainable Human Settlements Foundation
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Presentation by the Secretariat
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Presentation by the Board of Auditors
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Statement by Switzerland under Agenda items 7 and 9
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Statement by Argentina under Agenda item 10
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Daily Journal Day 2
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Presentation by the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations
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Presentation by the Secretariat
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