DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > DePaul institute to work with U.N. agency on addressing homelessness
By Lydia Stazen /
July 7, 2021 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
The Ruff Institute of Global Homelessness at DePaul University has officially partnered with the United Nations Human Settlements Program to raise awareness and implement solutions to global homelessness.
UN-Habitat is the coordinating agency responsible for promoting collaboration in the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 11: "Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable."
UN-Habitat is currently active in more than 70 countries around the globe and in close contact with national governments, cities and urban settlements. This, coupled with the international relationships that IGH can mobilize, gives the partnership access to a network of national and local governments willing to explore innovative solutions to homelessness.
Together, as outlined in our Memorandum of Understanding, IGH and UN-Habitat will:
We look forward to working in partnership with UN-Habitat to expand our efforts around the world to prevent, reduce and end homelessness.