Habitat III – UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

Americas, News, July 30 2016

The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – will take place  in Ecuador, 17 Oct 2016 – 20 Oct 2016, to design a transformative and inclusive “New Urban Agenda” for the world cities, in the next two decades. Habitat III would provide an important opportunity for the world’s urban policy-makers and practitioners, as well as those working in the field of disability to review current progress and practices and consider opportunities for change.

On 6 May, Habitat III Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda was released prior to the forthcoming negotiations of the outcome document of Habitat III. The draft which consists of two major parts, including (1) Quito Declaration on Cities for All and (2) Quito Implementation Plan for the New Urban Agenda will be negotiated by Member States in three rounds of “ Informal intergovernmental meetings” in New York ( 18 to 20 May, 8 to 10 June and 29 June to 1 July),  before being presented to the 3rd session of the Preparatory Committee for Habitat III (25 to 27 July, Surabaya, Indonesia) and Habitat III in Quito that opens on 17 October.

The New Urban Agenda is expected to guide the sustainable and inclusive development of the world’s cities for next 20 years.

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