Since its foundation, UN-Habitat has worked to promote the realisation of the right to adequate housing, for all as one of the transformative forces that can lead the world to overcome challenges related to poverty, exclusion, and inequality, and positively influence cities to embark on a path to inclusive, planned, and sustainable urbanization.
The EU parliament has adopted a report that calls for decent housing to be a fundamental right and for measures to prevent homelessness.
What effect does housing quality have on children's life in Europe? This is the key question of this excellent report. The authors show that how much children in the EU are affected by severe housing deprivation and how strongly this influences their future life.