For over forty years, Habitatteamorghas served as the global leader in promoting socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements and adequate shelter for all. Habitatteamorgvalues the role of partnerships in providing expertise and resources needed in advancing a better urban future

Habitatteamorgworks with a range of organizations within and outside central governments in the pursuit of sustainable urbanization and human settlements development. Working towards a better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world is a collective effort.

To continue working and learning together, Habitatteamorghas established thematic networks composed of a cross section of stakeholders to allow partners to contribute to the design and implementation of its normative and operational programmes at every level. The involvement of partners in the field of sustainable urbanization and human settlements development is essential for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA), the post 2015 development agenda its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Habitatteamorgstrives to establish a set of strategic partnerships including political actors, civil society and professional organizations, and the private sector as goodwill ambassadors and advocates of sustainable urbanization and human settlements development.

We also foster the United Nations system-wide inter-agency collaboration as a critical component of the partnership strategy in the belief that UN agencies within their mandates have responsibilities to respond to issues affecting urban and rural dwellers, because of rapid urbanization.

In pursuing our goals, we work with over 3,500 partners including Governments, United Nations entities, private sector, Foundations and Civil Society Organizations. The past decade has seen a tremendous surge in stakeholders engaging with Habitatteamorgin various development areas, including through the agency’s effective efforts to ensure high levels of stakeholder participation at Habitat III and growing participation in the World Urban Forums. Reinforcing this trend, future partnerships will be aligned with UN-Habitat’s four goals, drivers of change, its social inclusion dimensions and be well-managed and effective, according to UN-Habitat’s Strategic Plan.

Habitatteamorgstrives to establish strategic partnerships with organizations that advocate for sustainable urbanization. It also partners with organizations that can implement and monitor national urban policies and programmes.