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UN-HABITAT Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific - Fukuoka

About UN-HABITAT Fukuoka Office

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP)-Fukuoka was established in August 1997. The office serves the Asia and Pacific region in the implementation of the Habitat Agenda. Through its strengthened presence in the region, UN-HABITAT benefits from the closeness to governments and other partners in the region. The location of the Office in the region has improved the effectiveness of UN-HABITAT and reduced costs of being operational in the region.


The primary responsibility for the implementation and follow up of the Habitat Agenda rests with individual governments and their national and local partners. The UN-HABITAT ROAP-Fukuoka provides support to their efforts, and monitors progress being made in the region. The tasks of the Office cover many aspects of human settlement development and reflect the mandate of UN-HABITAT. The responsibilities combine operational activities (development projects and programmes) and normative activities (advocacy and policy guidance) and include the Campaigns for Secure Tenure and Good Urban Governance.


Technical cooperation projects coordinated by the UN-HABITAT ROAP-Fukuoka are geographically spread from Iran in the west to the Pacific Islands in the east, and span the entire spectrum of urbanisation and shelter development issues. Tasks currently being addressed range from rehabilitation of urban settlements in Afghanistan to strengthening housing finance institutions in Indonesia and reducing urban violence in Papua New Guinea; from poverty alleviation in Bangladesh to urban management in Cambodia and Vietnam; from community water supply and sanitation in Myanmar to city development strategies in Sri Lanka and the Philippines; from promoting urban-rural linkages in Nepal and Indonesia to environmental improvement of cities in India and China.

UN-Habitat Fukuoka Office provides information on our activities in Asia and the Pacific Region. We hope the information is useful for understanding the work of UN-HABITAT and lives of the people in the region. We are happy to rent out panels on UN-HABIAT and other informational materials for educational purposes. We welcome office visits and lecture at schools as well.

UN-HABITAT Fukuoka Office


* Staff List
International Staff of UN-Habitat ROAP-Fukuoka
Mr. Atsushi Koresawa (Japan) Director
Mr. Srinivasa Popuri (India) Senior Human Settlements Officer
Mr. Bruno Dercon (Belgium) Senior Human Settlements Officer
Mr. Bernhard Barth (Germany) Human Settlements Officer
Mr. Laxman Perera (Sri Lanka) Human Settlements Officer
Mr. Lars Stordal (Norway) Regional Partnerships & Monitoring Officer
Ms. Pura Abdullah (Malaysia) Programme Management Officer
Mr. Hasyim (Indonesia) Programme Management Officer
Ms. Sachiyo Hoshino (Japan) Special Assistant to the Director


Official Office Hours: Monday - Friday / 09:30 - 17:30

*Official Holidays (2020)
  • Monday, 24 February
  • Friday, 20 March
  • Monday, 4 May
  • Tuesday, 5 May
  • Wednesday, 6 May
  • Monday, 25 May
  • Friday, 31 July
  • Monday, 21 September
  • Monday, 12 October
  • Monday, 23 November


ACROS Fukuoka Building, 8th Floor
1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001, JapanMAP
Tel: (81-92)724-7121/23 / Fax: (81-92)724-7124

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