The Habitat Agenda addresses a range of human settlement development issues. The Agenda also recognises that these issues and the critical social and economic problems of our time such as growing numbers of urban poor, unemployment, status of women and suffering of children, are closely linked.
Since 1996, Habitat has been monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Habitat Agenda using a variety of tools, including best practices, urban indicators and statistics. Comprehensive analysis of human settlements conditions and trends and data on a wide array of urban issues are presented in UN-HABITAT's flagship publications: The Global Report on Human Settlements and State of the World's Cities Report published every two years.
In line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. This is to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization in order to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda; building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996. Habitat III is to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.
Habitat Agenda's Mandate
* Adequate shelter for all
* Sustainable human settlements development
For more information, visit "The Habitat Agenda".