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Promoting sustainable urban development and adequate shelter for all.

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.

View Details State of the world's cities 2010-2011: Bridging the urban divide - Overview and key findings
The world's urban population now exceeds the world's rural population. What does this mean for the state of our cities, given the strain this global demographic shift is placing upon current urban infrastructure?

Following on from previous State of the World's Cities reports, this edition uses the framework of 'The Urban Divide' to analyze the complex social, political, economic and cu...
View Details Annual Report 2010

This report presents UN-HABITAT's main achievements in 2010. They range across the whole continuum of operatioa and normative projects, from post-conflict and post-disaster recovery to urban planning and climate change adaptation.

Other reports in this series:

  • Annual Report 2012
  • Annual...
View Details Cities and Climate Change: Global Report on Human Settlements 2011

Cities and Climate Change reviews the linkages between urbanization and climate change, two of the greatest challenges currently facing humanity in the 21st Century, and whose effects are converging in dangerous ways. It illustrates the significant contribution of urban areas to climate change while at the same time highlighting the potentially devastating effects of climate change on urban pop...

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