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A new focus for UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat promotes transformative change in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical assistance and collaborative action to leave no one and no place behind.

The Strategic Plan 2020-2023 is repositioning UN-Habitat as a major global entity, a centre of excellence and innovation. In this respect, the Organization is refocusing its niche as the thought leader and go-to agency that sets the global discourse and agenda on sustainable urban development.


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


Effective urban crises prevention and response

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