UN Habitat (UN Human Settlement Programme), 1978

  • It works for human settlements and sustainable urban development.
  • It is as an outcome of 1st UN Conference on Human Settlements and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat I) held in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976.
  • 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.
  • It is a member of the UN Development Group.
  • The mandate of UN-Habitat derives from the Habitat Agenda, adopted by the UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1996.
  • Headquarter: UN Office at Nairobi, Kenya.
  • News Context: India is elected as UN-Habitat President.
    • India is elected 3rd time after 2007 and 1988.