UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency working towards a better urban future. Its vision – “A better quality of life for all in an urbanizing world” – challenges UN-Habitat and its partners to enhance national and international efforts towards addressing the challenges of urbanization, and reflects both an aspirational ideal and a real need. UN-Habitat sees urbanization as a process that can transform territories, connecting human settlements across the urban-rural continuum and ensuring access to adequate and affordable housing, basic services and infrastructure for all. We work to promote urbanization as a positive transformative force for people and communities, which reduces inequality, discrimination and poverty. UN-Habitat’s mission is to promote transformative change in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy and technical assistance, and collaborative action to leave no one and no place behind.