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United Nations Human Settlements Programme - Headquarters (UN-HABITAT)

  • Organization type:UN & International Organization

General contact information

  • URL: http://www.unhabitat.org
  • Address: UN Complex Office, P.O. Box 30030
  • Postal Code: 00100
  • City: Nairobi
  • Country: Kenya
  • Telephone: +254 20623120
  • Fax: +254 20623477
  • Email: infohabitat@unhabitat.org
  • Head of the organization: Joan Clos

Mission & Disaster Reduction Profile

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. The main documents outlining the mandate of the organization are the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, Habitat Agenda, Istanbul Declaration on Human Settlements, the Declaration on Cities and Other Human Settlements in the New Millennium, and Resolution 56/206.
 


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