Social Inclusion

UN-Habitat promotes inclusive development and recovery assistance and targets vulnerable groups in society who find themselves marginalized – the urban and disaster stricken poor, and especially women and young people. The Gender Mainstreaming Unit of UN-Habitat strives to broaden gender equality and women’s rights into all of UN-Habitat’s activities by supporting and strengthening gender awareness. Through our programmes youth are encouraged to be active partners empowered to play a role of leadership. The agency works with the government, local authorities, non-governmental organizations, youth groups, governments and municipalities to promote better opportunities for those living on the margins of society.