2016 Cross-cutting Progress Report

"The Cross-cutting Progress Report 2016 covers UN-Habitat’s activities and achievements, during the course of 2016, in the way of its four cross-cutting issues: climate change, gender, human rights, and youth. The Report presents an overview of the mandate and structure of each of the cross-cutting issues, as well as presenting case studies of the Agency’s work on the ground relating to these issues.

Cross-Cutting Issue Progress Report 2015

The Cross-Cutting issues focused within UN-Habitat are human rights, gender, the youth and climate change. As part of the UN family, UN-Habitat is mandated to respect, promote, and protect human rights in all of its activities. In 2003, the UN Common Understanding on the Human Rights Based Approach to Development Programming was adopted to ensure that UN agencies, funds and programmes apply a consistent Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA).

"Gender perspectives in urban planning" - Ana Falú

Ana Falú from the National University of Cordoba - and the Coordinator of the UN-Habitat UNI Gender Hub - in this lecture discusses urban planning from a gender perspective, with emphasis on both who has the right to the city, and who has the right to plan the city.

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GEAP - Gender Equality Action Plan (2014-2019)

What is the Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP)? The Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) is the means to realize the The UN-Habitat Policy and Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Urban and Human Settlements (2014-19). The GEAP has been developed through a consultative process inclusive of UN-Habitat Gender Equality Unit (GEU), UN-Habitat Gender Focal Points (GFPs), and the Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI). It was finally presented at the annual AGGI meeting held during the World Urban Forum (WUF-7) for review and feedback.

Gender Equality for Smarter Cities: Challenges and Progress

Towns and cities are increasingly important places for tackling gender inequalities. This book highlights some of the key gender issues we face in the context of rapid urbanisation in the developing world. It also provides an overview of UN-HABITAT’s work in promoting gender equality in all its activities and programmes.

Creating equal opportunities and protecting rights for both women and men contributes to better living conditions for the urban poor and achievement of the Millennium development goals.


La promoción de la igualdad de género y el empoderamiento de las mujeres es la tercera de los ocho Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio consensuadas por la comunidad mundial en el año 2000, a fin de hacer frente a los desafíos sobrecogedores de principios de este siglo 21.

A medida que las poblaciones se tornan cada vez más urbanas en todo el mundo, este tercer Objetivo es también vital para la expansión sostenible de pueblos y ciudades.

Improving Gender Equality and Grassroots Participation through Good Land Governance , A training package

This training package provides an introduction to the important, complex, and sometimes daunting theme of improving land governance as a means to enhance gender equality and grassroots participation in land matters. This training package is designed for professionals, working in the field of land, governance, grassroots participation and gender in public institutions or civil society organizations.