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. UN-Habitat Philippines programmes use a three-pronged approach:
Urban rules and regulations & Adequate planning rules and regulations are a prerequisite to the design, production and management of efficient and equitable human settlements.
Urban planning and design & The quality of urban planning and design has a determining impact on the value generated by human settlements through efficient and equitable public space, streets and buildable areas.
Municipal Finance & Efficient and transparent municipal finance systems are key to investments, maintenance and management of the city. They should ensure redistribution of benefits generated by urban endogenous development.
UN-Habitat serves as the PSC Secretariat. It is responsible for the technical and logistical requirements for as well as the documentation of meetings.
News & Updates
Show and Tell in Iloilo CityArticles
Taking to the streets of Iloilo City catalyzes dialogue and peer assessment among local and national urban actors
Coaching national coaches for more resiliently planned cities and municipalitiesArticles
National trainers roleplay as LGU planners as part of 4-day coaches' training on climate resilient urban plans and design
Key to climate resilience: learning to measure what we’re up againstArticles
Technical personnel from the Climate Change Commission undertake training to develop expertise in risk assessment and its applications in the local planning context.
Lessons on Climate-resilient Urban Design From Down UnderArticles
Learning exchange for Philippine representatives and BCRUPD project partners in Brisbane, Australia.
Local Climate Planning & Action Training for Philippine LGUsMedia Clippings
12/03/2018 Angeles City, Pampanga – An intensive capacity-building activity was held for five Philippine cities last month to guide them through the steps of formulating their respective Local Climate Change Action Plans ( [...]
Climate Action: Planned for Local, But Not a Localized ProcessArticles
Five cities come together with UN-Habitat and national government agencies to work through actionable local climate action plans