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SUSTAINABLE C​ITIES 
AND HUMAN SETT​LEMENTS AWARDS

The “Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards” (SCAHSA) (originally named “Global Human Settlements Award”) is an annual worldwide prize awarded by Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and supported by UNEP. The awards program is focused on promoting the implementation of UN sustainable development goals, notably SDG 11, recommending winners’ outstanding progress and valuable experience

on building safer, greener, more resilient, inclusive and sustainable cities and human settlements, and driving more people to follow suit and take decisive actions on the ground.  


As of 2021, the awards has been successfully held for 16 years, with awardees coming from different parts of the world. It has become one of the most important awards on sustainable development in the world, producing a significant demonstration effect and providing a higher profile to the promotion of the realization of Millennium Development Goals and post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.


GFHS Secretariat accepts award applications all year round under nine categories including cities, tourism, buildings, village, planning and design, environment, transport, technology and economy, organization and individual. 


Organizer: Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS)

Supporter: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)


Awards Categories (including but not limited to):

City: Global Green City (District, Town), Global Smart Green City   

Tourism: Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot

Building: Global Green Model Community (Building)

Village: Global Human Settlements Model of Village

Environment: Global Model of Ecological Restoration and Protection

Transport: Global Model of Green Mobility

Planning & Design: Global Human Settlements Award on Planning and Design 

Technology & Economy: Global Model of Green Technology, Global Model of Green Economy 

Organization & Individual: Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award

                                            Global Little Green Ambassador (Kid)


City of Wuxi receiving the award of “Global Green City” from Li Jinhua, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Mr. Brown , Vice Chairman of GFHS in 2009
Mr. Maurice Strong, Former Under-Secretary General of United Nations presenting "Global Green City" award to City of Lijiang and Yichun in 2005
Dr. Awni Behnam, Assistant Secretary General of the UN presenting the award of “Global Green City”to Greensburg, America, West Vancouver, Canada, Yuyao, China and Rockdale, Australia in 2011
Mr. Arab Hoballah, Chief of Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNEP presenting the award of “Global Green City” to Nantes, France, Los Angeles County, USA, Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City and City of Curitiba, Brazil in 2012
Dr. Ralph Wahnschafft from UNDESA presenting “Global Human Settlements Outstanding Contribution Award” to Mr. Richard Register, President of EcoCity Builders, USA, Ms. Pam O’Connor, Mayor of Santa Monica City, USA, and Eletrobras Furnas Rio de Janeiro in 2012
Amb. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chairman of GFHS and former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN presenting “Global Little Green Ambassador” Award to Li Hongyan from Beijing in 2011
City of Vancouver, Canada was laurelled as the Global Green City, presented by Mr. Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption and Production, UNEP in 2014

City of Heidelberg, Germany and City of Jiangshan, China were laurelled as the Global Green City, presented by Ms. Yamina Djacta, Head, New York Office, UN-HABITAT in 2015


Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chairman of GFHS, Former UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative presenting "Global Green City" award to City of Mannheim, Germany, City of Surabaya, Indonesia and  County of Wuyi, Zhejiang, China, in 2017

Global Green City: City of Hua Hin, Thailand, City of Port Vila, Vanuatu and Qingdao Sino-German Ecopark, China

Global Model of Urban Innovation: Barueri Smart City, Brazil

Global Model of Municipal Waste Management: City of Indore, India

Global Green Park:  Kalundborg Symbiosis, Denmark

Global Model on City-Industry Integration:  Forest City, Malaysia 

Presented by: Mr. Choudhury Mohanty, Coordinator of Environment Programme, UNCRD/UN DESA

Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chairman of GFHS, Former UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative presenting the award of "Global Model of Urban Renewal" to Smart Retro in Lahti, Finland in 2017
Awarders and Awardees at the Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards Ceremony 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
Awarders and Awardees at the Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards Ceremony 2017, New York, U.S.A
Awarders and Awardees at the Global Human Settlements Award Ceremony 2013, Berlin, Germany
Awarders and Awardees at the Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards Ceremony 2016, Quito, Ecuador

Awarders and Awardees at the Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards Ceremony 2019, UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa

Awarders and Awardees at the Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards Ceremony 2020

Awarders and Awardees at the Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards Ceremony 2021