Standing at the crossroads of European and worldwide trade, Paris Region is France's leading economic region and one of Europe's foremost business hubs.
The Paris region is one of the world’s leading players in research and development (R&D). Yet, in spite of its internationally recognized scientific credentials, its influence varies depending on the discipline.
The IAU île-de-France is an official partner with the UN-Habitat. It signed up the World Urban Campaign Paris Principles and provides expertise as a lead partner in the WUC Steering Committee.