14 Aug, 2013

UN-HABITAT and Youth

There are currently more than 1.3 billion young people aged 15 to 24-a demographic reality unprecedented in human history. Of those 1.3 billion young people, almost 85% live in developing countries, which account for over 90% of the global growth in the population of cities. 60% of this urban population is projected to be less […]

14 Aug, 2013

UN-Habitat: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

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 organisation are the Vancouver Declaration on […]