UN organizations

Habitat UNI Gender Hub

The Habitat UNI Gender Hub documents, analyses, sets and promotes a global agenda on gender equality and women’s rights to the city; urban planning; land and housing; urban services and infrastructure; mobility, transportation, accessibility; cities and safety; socio-demographic transformations; sexual division of labour; everyday life quality in cities: time use survey, use of space and territories; resilience to climate change; governance and political participation and others.

UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide.

UN Habitat

UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.


The World Urban Campaign (WUC) is an advocacy and partnership platform to raise awareness about positive urban change in order to achieve green, productive, safe, healthy, inclusive, and well planned cities. Its goal is to place the Urban Agenda at the highest level in development policies. It is coordinated by UN-Habitat and driven by a large number of committed partners - currently 180 partners and networks - from around the world.


UNACLA was established by the Governing Council Resolution in 1999 as an advisory body that would strenghten the dialogue of the UN System with local authorities from all over the world involved in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. Within the years, the Committee has established itself as a representational body of the main local government networks in order to bring their voice and perspectives to the United Nations System and to contribute to the implementation of the main global agendas in their local dimension.


The UN Economic and Social Council is part of the United Nations system to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It is the central platform for fostering debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals. It is also responsible for the follow-up to major UN conferences and summits.