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.
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PH climate resilient urban plans and designs featured in global conferenceArticles
Using resilient urban plans and designs, urban actors around the world immersed in a training to unlock solutions that will address climate related issues like increasing temperature, sea level rise [...]
Resilient green recovery banner Tagum, DHSUD capdev effortsArticles
Aiming to sustain its resilience initiatives, Tagum City recently wrapped up its RGR mentoring and catch-up sessions where projects identified by the cities were further enhanced at the project site-level [...]
Inclusion, accessibility pushed as DHSUD advances resilience frameworkArticles
During the recently concluded experts group consultation led by DHSUD and CCC, Mata expressed that persons with disabilities should have active and meaningful participation in building resilience of communities where [...]
PH moves experts, boosts resilience on climate, pandemic perilsArticles
Resilience from typhoons and other climate related hazards, green recovery, and pandemic preparedness – these are just some of the key issues the Philippine government is seeking to address as the [...]
Ormoc, Tagum share local action plans for better, greener, more resilient citiesArticles
The city governments of Ormoc and Tagum showcased their local plans for resilient and green recovery (RGR) during the City to City (C2C) Learning Exchange held on December 9-10, 2021 [...]
Blue-green, circular economy; poverty focus, urged in DHSUD resilience frameworkArticles
Experts pushed for provisions on addressing poverty, highlighting collaboration, and capturing green, blue, and circular economy as the Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development (DHSUD) presented its draft resilience [...]