UN-Habitat headquarters at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. UN-Habitat’s full form is United Nations Human Settlements Programme, the United Nations programme for human settlements and sustainable urban development. UN-Habitat was founded in 1978 due to the first United Nations Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat I) held in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976. It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to support socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities to give adequate shelter for all.
UN-Habitat runs in over 90 countries to promote transformative development in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical support and collaborative action. UN-Habitat is currently working staff of 400 crores and upto 2,000 projects.
Here in this section, we are providing a short overview of UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme). Let’s have a look.
|UN-Habitat||United Nations Human Settlements Programme|
|Parent organization||United Nations|
|Head||Maimunah Mohd Sharif|
|Official languages||more than 30 languages|
UN-Habitat Work and projects
UN-Habitat works in more than 70 countries on five continents concentrating on seven areas:
- Urban Legislation, Land and Governance
- Urban Planning and Design
- Urban Economy
- Urban Basic Services
- Housing and Slum Upgrading;
- Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation
- Urban Research and Capacity Development
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Q. What is the full form of UN-Habitat
Ans. The full form of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
Q. Who is the head of UN-Habitat?
Ans. Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Q. When and where UN-Habitat was established?
Ans. UN-Habitat was established in 1978.
Q. Does UN-Habitat pay interns?
Ans. The UN-Habitat internship is unpaid.
Q. Where is the headquarters of UN-Habitat?
Ans. United Nations Human Settlements Programme headquarters at the United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya.