UN-Habitat Develops COVID-19 Response Plan

Drawing on their 40 years of experience with urban development UN-Habitat has developed a COVID-19 Policy and Programme Framework to provide guidance for global, regional and country-level action as well as a COVID-19 Response Plan for the city-level.

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Following the outbreak of COVID-19, UN-Habitat has received numerous requests from national and local governments seeking support regarding the development and implementation of preparation, prevention, response and recovery measures. In reaction to these appeals, UN-Habitat has developed a COVID-19 Policy and Programme Framework to provide guidance for global, regional and country-level action as well as a COVID-19 Response Plan for the city-level.
Drawing on their 40 years of experience with urban development the organisation, together with support from its large network of local partners, is assisting initiatives worldwide in areas such as housing, participatory slum upgrading, youth and gender initiatives, transport, water and sanitation, research and innovation. To ensure maximum impact UN-Habitat’s interventions place a special emphasis on:

  1. the support of local governments and community driven solutions in informal settlements,
  2. the provision of urban data for evidence-based mapping and knowledge and
  3. the mitigation of economic impact to ensure better conditions for recovery.

Learn more about UN-Habitat's COVID-19 response plan by visiting their homepage here.