About the Award
The UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour award was launched by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in 1989. It is currently the most prestigious human settlements award in the world. Its aim is to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in various fields such as shelter provision, highlighting the plight of the homeless, leadership in post conflict reconstruction and developing and improving human settlements and the quality of urban life.
The award, a plaque engraved with the name of the winner and their achievement, is presented to the winners during the World Urban Forum.
This year, we have received submissions describing an array of impressive initiatives to improve shelter and urban services.
Selection of UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award winners is ongoing and winners will be announced towards the end of October 2013.