What we do

UN-Habitat supports countries to implement the urban dimensions of the sustainable development agenda to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. We focus on four main domains of change: Reduced spatial inequality and poverty in communities across the urban-rural continuum; enhanced shared prosperity for cities and regions; strengthened climate action and improved urban environment; and effective urban crises prevention and response.

To promote transformative change in cities and human settlements, UN-Habitat provides cutting-edge knowledge, policy advice, technical norms as well as practices and standards and advocates for political discussion, innovation and collaborative action so that we can help achieve our vision of a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world.