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UNI at APUF-6, Jakarta

By on October 19, 2015

Between 19-21 October 2015, UNI are present at the Asia-Pacific Urban Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia. UNI will record lectures for the third season of the Global Urban Lectures, make an accompanying mini series of interviews, and inform about the current partnerships and hub activities. You find the Coordinator for the Global Urban Lectures at the UN-Habitat booth.

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The Asia-Pacific Urban Forum is a multi-stakeholder meeting organized every 4-5 years by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in order to provide a platform for urban policy actors in the region to discuss emerging and critical urban development issues. The forum thereby facilitates the sharing of experiences, good practices and approaches which encourage the formation of new stakeholder partnerships.

A crucial aim of APUF is the catalyzing of regional and global processes and development objectives. This year, APUF-6 will be guided by the theme “Sustainable Urban Development in Asia-Pacific: Towards a New Urban Agenda” and will take place at a key point in the development of international urban policy: APUF will be held closely following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and one year prior to the Third United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat III). The discussion of persistent and emerging issues related to sustainable urban development in Asia-Pacific, and in particular priority areas for the implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda will therefore be core focus areas of the forum.

The outcomes of APUF-6, in the form of an APUF Call for Action, will be circulated and presented at the Habitat III Regional Meeting to inform member State discussions. The outcomes of both APUF-6 and the Habitat III Regional Meeting for Asia-Pacific will feed into the Habitat III preparatory process and inform the drafting of its outcome document.