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Who we are

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), established in 1978 is the leading agency within the UN system for coordinating activities in the field of housing and urban development. 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.

What we do

UN-HABITAT’s strategic vision is anchored in a four-pillar strategy aimed at attaining the goal for Cities without Slums. This strategy consists of advocacy of global norms, analysis of information, field-testing of solutions and financing. These fall under the four core functions assigned to the agency by world governments – monitoring and research, policy development, capacity building and financing for housing and urban development.

Where we work

In Viet Nam, UN-HABITAT has focused its policy and technical advice activities on issues related to urban planning and management. Building on support provided to Viet Nam since 1999, UN-HABITAT is currently assisting with the preparation of City Development Strategies for Thanh Hoa province/city and Da Nang City. It has also supported the Association of Cities of Viet Nam (ACVN) to localize the MDGs for Vietnamese cities by assessing the current status of the achievement of MDGs and Viet Nam Development Goals (VDGs) in selected cities.

Under the Water for Asian Cities Programme (WAC) and in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and other governments in Asia, UN-HABITAT has initiated the “Mekong Region Water and Sanitation Programme for Secondary Towns” in which Viet Nam has been selected as a pilot implementing country.

In 2007 a Habitat Programme Manager (HPM) was appointed for Viet Nam. The HPM is working closely with a wide variety of local, national and international partners to implement the Habitat Agenda in Viet Nam.

UN-HABITAT Programme Manager in Viet Nam: Mr. Nguyen Quang

For more information contact:

UN Apartment Building, Room 501, 2E Van Phuc
Ba Dinh, Ha Noi
Tel/ Fax: (84-4) 823 7232
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