Office of the Executive Director


Dr. Joan Clos

The Office of the Executive Director (OED) takes a lead role in defining and implementing UN-Habitat’s overall policy, strategies, and programmes. The OED pilots and ensures effective implementation of the UN-Habitat mandates and compliance with United Nations policies and procedures in the implementation of strategic plans through biennial work programmes and budgets.

It oversees the management of human and financial resources, and advocates for sustainable urban development approaches to be adopted by the Habitat Agenda partners.

Head of the OED: 

Ms. Kazumi Ogawa


  • Scientific Advisory (SA)
  • Strategic Planning (SP)
  • Evaluation Unit (EU)
  • Legal Unit (LU)

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