Registration for Habitat III is now open

Habitat III

Registration for Habitat III Conference, the Third Conference of the United Nations on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in Quito, Ecuador, between the 17th and the 20th October 2016 opened on the 24th June 2016.

Member States, UN organisations and intergovernmental organisations, as well as pertinent stakeholders like regional and local governments, civil society organisations, educational and research institutions, foundations, trade unions, representatives from the private sector, etc. are all called to participate.

Habitat III is the first UN world summit to be held after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The General Assembly convened the Conference in line with the bi-decennial cycle of the two previous meetings on Human Settlements (the first one in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976; followed by the one in Istambul, Turkie, twenty years later), with the goal of setting the New Urban Agenda on the basis of the 1996 program. 

In Quito, the Member States will be responsible for renovating and reinforcing the global commitment to sustainable urbanisation, evaluating the progress made so far and identifying new challenges. This will offer a unique opportunity to discuss the planning, managing and implementation of the SDG in the development of cities, towns and territories. The results and conclusions of the Conference will be reflected in the final document of the New Urban Agenda, which will orient the Member States' global action in terms of sustainable development. 

Within the framework of such an important international event, ORU Fogar will hold an Extraordinary General Assembly in Quito on the 16th October, to appoint the new President and First Vice-President of the United Regions Organisation. The Assembly will take position regarding Habitat III with a document that will defend the role of regions and a territorial approach of the New Urban Agenda

Registration for Habitat III can be completed through the event's website until the 1st of October.  

 

Related content:

Last version of the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda: http://bit.ly/28JfqqM 

The new Agenda 2030 takes effect. Article published by ORU Fogar, 22/01/2016

The UN approuves a wide local and regional participation in Habitat III. Article published by ORU FOGAR, 25/01/2016

Habitat III: Estado de México presents the Toluca Declaration before the UN. Article published by ORU Fogar, 12/05/16

Regions have a message for Habitat III. Article by Paúl Carrasco, President of ORU Fogar. 25/05/2016

 

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