Leaving no one
and no place behind.
UN-Habitat’s mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable urban development with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all.
Philippine Urban Forum 2023
The Philippine Urban Forum, happening on October 2023, will gather all urban stakeholders to exchange knowledge and tackle existing and emerging issues in the country’s urban development. This is the Philippine government’s effort to locally replicate the World Urban Forum (WUF), a global platform and conference on sustainable urbanization. Stay tuned for more updates on #PhUF2023.
Our Current and Recent Projects
Supporting Blue-Green Recovery, Strengthening Resilience, and Promoting Sustainable Growth in Philippine Cities and Communities through Nature-Based Solutions and Circular Economy (RRSG thru NBS-CE), aims to strengthen capacities of government to provide support to vulnerable populations displaced by natural disasters. Alternately called Huy-anan nan Badjao sa Surigao (Home for Badjaos in Surigao), the project will support the government in implementing culturally-appropriate nature-based solutions and circular economy, favoring the humanitarian-development nexus, environmental sustainability and adaptation to climate change.
The Provincial Climate Risk Diagnostics (PCRD) Project seeks to develop a comprehensive, robust, and accessible data repository and analytics application for provincial local government units, to aid in risk-based planning, decision-making, and investment programming.
Strengthening Institutions and Empowering Localities Against Disasters and Climate Change in the Philippines
Strengthening Institutions and Empowering Localities Against Disasters and Climate Change in the Philippines (SHIELD) aims to support the Philippine government in building institutional and community resilience to climate change and all types of hazards.
The Healthy Oceans and Clean Cities Initiatives (HOCCI) aims to reduce marine plastic litter by strengthening the government's institutional capacity strengthening the institutional capacity to support the operationalization and localization of the Philippines’ National Plan of Action for the Prevention, Reduction, and Management of Marine Litter.
The Building Climate Resiliency through Urban Plans and Design (BCRUPD) project worked to enhance national and subnational government capacities to guide and manage urban growth and green recovery with resilience principles and practices.
The Rebuilding Marawi provided permanent shelter and livelihood support to internally-displaced persons (IDPs) to families internally displaced by the Marawi siege. This is implemented through the People’s Process, a community-driven approach approach that puts people at the center of rebuilding efforts.