United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

UN-HABITAT is the United Nations agency for human settlements established in 1978. 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. UN-HABITAT's work is directly related to the United Nations Millennium Declaration, particularly the goals of member States to improve the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by the year 2020, Target 11, Millennium Development Goal No. 7, and Target 10 which calls for the reduction by half of the number without sustainable access to safe drinking water. The Executive Bureau of UN-HABITAT in Moscow was established in 1989.

The Project Office of UN-HABITAT has been working in Moscow since April 2009. It was also in 2009 when the Commission on Cooperation between UN-HABITAT and CIS Intergovernmental Council for Cooperation in Construction Area was established. In 2010 the UN-HABITAT Moscow office signed a Letter of Agreement with the Committee on Housing and Land Management of the UN Economic Commission for Europe, taking up the responsibility to assist it in information and other activities.

More on UN-HABITAT: www.unhabitat.org

Contact details
9 Leontyevsky Lane, Moscow 125009
Tel.: + 7 495 787 22 53, fax: + 7 495 787 22 54