United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)
UN-HABITAT was established in 1978 mandated by UN General Assembly to address the issues of urban growth. Under this mandate, UN-HABITAT is working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
UN-HABITAT has been working in Mongolia since 2006, addressing the larger issues of human settlements and urbanization particularly focusing on Ger area development through integrated and community-led approaches with close cooperation of national and local governments.
UN-HABITAT provided technical assistance to the Municipality of Ulaanbaatar in preparation of Ger Area Upgrading Strategy of Ulaanbaatar City which was approved by Citizens Representative Council in 2007. To take the Strategy forward, UN-HABITAT has implemented the “Community-Led Ger Area Upgrading in Ulaanbaatar City Project” to improve the lives of 50,000 ger area families through the support of the Government of Japan.