In 1996, the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) began operations in the region from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 2002, ROLAC opened representations in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Cuba, Haiti and Costa Rica.  Recently, the work of the Agency has come to El Salvador. ROLAC supported the organization of the Fifth World Urban Forum, in 2010, and the global celebration of World Habitat Day in 2003, both activities held in Rio de Janeiro.

Role and main tasks of the office

In our efforts to promote and enhance sustainable urban development in the region, ROLAC convenes the Latin American and Caribbean Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development (MINURVI).  Keep the partnership with local governments, private institutions, universities and civil society organizations to work towards urban sustainable development and the promotion of the New Urban Agenda


UN-Habitat - Latin America and the Caribbean (Operations Support Team and Office of the Regional Director)

Avenida Almirante Barroso, 81 - sala 33A113 - CEP: 20031-004 Centro, Rio de Janeiro -  RJ - Brazil

UN-Habitat - Brazil and Southern Cone Team

Rua Gago Coutinho, 52, CEP 22221-070 - Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro - RJ -  Brazil