UN-Habitat, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. 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.
For more than forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world. The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing villages, towns and cities of all sizes, which are most in need to support in guiding the process of urbanization. UN-Habitat Sub-Regional office initiates and support operational activities in Jordan and neighboring countries (Iraq, Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon). The office is working on the 2013-2017 development assistance framework for Jordan in the areas of urban planning, disaster risk reduction, housing and decentralization.
UN-Habitat Sub-Regional office cooperates with regional and international organizations, local authorities and civil society organizations, and private sector. The office helps promote the implementation of UN-Habitat global programs, including the two global campaigns and good urban governance and secure tenure, in the Arab States.