The human population is now predominantly urban. Around the world cities and towns are growing at rates never before experienced in history. Our mission at UN-Habitat, the city agency, is to turn urbanisation into a positive force for all humanity. For more than 30 years we have helped the urban poor by working for the transformation of cities into safer, healthier, greener places with better opportunities where everyone can live in dignity. Our vision is for better planned cities without slums that are liveable places for all, which do not pollute the environment or deplete natural resources. Based in Nairobi, Kenya we work with organizations and partners at every level, including government, civil society and the private sector to help build, manage, plan and finance sustainable urban development. UN-Habitat holds the world’s premier conference on cities, the World Urban Forum, and spearheads the World Urban Campaign to help city changers promote better, smarter and more liveable cities.