Realizing our vision.

UN-Habitat’s vision is “a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world”. UN-Habitat works with partners to build inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and communities. The agency promotes urbanization as a positive transformative force for people and communities, reducing inequality, discrimination and poverty.

Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goals

Domains of Change

Domains of Change

Knowledge Products

Knowledge Products

Helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

As the United Nations focal point for sustainable urbanization and human settlements, UN-Habitat has been designated as a custodian agency for 9 of the 15 indicators under SDG 11, and supports the monitoring and reporting of 4 indicators in other goals. 

As such, the Agency is leading the methodological developments of guides and tools for the urban-related SDG indicators and targets, as well as working with other UN agencies and various stakeholders to strengthen the capacity of countries and cities to efficiently monitor and report on these indicators.

Contributing to the Domains of Change

With sharpened focus on its vision and mission, UN-Habitat proposes to serve Member States, subnational and local government, and other key urban actors in the pursuit of four mutually reinforcing and integrated goals or “domains of change”:

Reduced spatial inequality and poverty in communities across the urban – rural continuum

Enhanced shared prosperity of cities and regions

Strengthened climate action and improved urban environment

Effective urban crisis prevention and response

Sharing Knowledge

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Partner with UN-Habitat

UN-Habitat Philippines hopes to create socially and environmentally sustainable cities, provinces, villages and barangays in the Philippines, and welcomes partnerships with government, international agencies, civil society organisations and the private sector.

Let's Work Together