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How can universities and research institutions participate in Habitat III?

Join the World Urban Campaign and join the partner’s advocacy platform for a better urban future.

Join the Academic and Research Constituent Group (ARCG) at the General Assembly of Partners.

Read the position paper on the Role of Capacity Development in the New Urban Agenda.

For more information please contact habitat3secretariat@un.org

“Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.

The Habitat III Conference is to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda”, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.”

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HESI Global Meeting of Universities – Draft Agenda 

General Assembly of Partners – Constitution and Bylaws

General Assembly of Partners – Nairobi Declaration

General Assembly of Partners – New York Declaration

ABOUT HABITAT III

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016. In resolution 66/207 and in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), the United Nations General Assembly decided to convene, the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a “New Urban Agenda”, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996.

Member States of the General Assembly, in resolution 67/216, decided that the objective of the Conference are to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assess accomplishments to date, address poverty and identify and address new and emerging challenges. The conference will result in a concise, focused, forward-looking and action-oriented outcome document.

The Conference welcomes the participation and contributions of all Member States and relevant stakeholders, including parliamentarians, civil society organizations, regional and local government and municipality representatives, professionals and researchers, academia, foundations, women and youth groups, trade unions, and the private sector, as well as organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations.

Habitat III will be one of the first United Nations global summits after the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and, hopefully, a new climate change agreement. It offers a unique opportunity to discuss the important challenge of how cities, towns and villages are planned and managed, in order to fulfill their role as drivers of sustainable development, and hence shape the implementation of new global development and climate change goals.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Habitat III – Capacity Building in New Urban Agenda
Position paper on the role of capacity building and knowledge in the new urban agenda, stating that the capacity of institutions and individuals are central for the success of any transformative policy.

Habitat III – National Reporting Processes: Locating the Right to the City and the Role of Civil Society
This report, produced by the Bartlett Development Planning Unit at UCL, focus on examining the processes behind the production of national reports for Habitat III.  It outlines criteria for meaningful participation in national reporting processes, and assesses the production of reports taking place in eight different countries (Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru, South Africa, Egypt, Jamaica, Indonesia).

Report on the Workshop on the Urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)
Hosted by the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) on May 20, 2015, this workshop gathered urban professionals, researchers and academics to discuss and better understand what capacities will be needed to implement the Urban Sustainable Development Goal (Urban SDG)

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