The 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019) will take place on September 5-6, 2019 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa (UNCC-AA). GFHS 2019 will focus on the theme, 'Sustainable development of cities and human settlements in the digital era'.
The event aims to provide a valuable platform for high-level dialogue among participating stakeholders from around the world, and especially from Africa, to look for opportunities that the digital revolution could bring to sustainable cities and human settlements, and to share innovative policies, strategies, technologies, and examples on sustainable cities and human settlements.
It also commits to strengthen advocacy, capacity building, foster new partnerships, boost urban innovation, accelerate effective actions, and support various parts of Africa and beyond, to develop an inclusive green sustainable economy, to promote pragmatic co-operation in the context of the 'Belt and Road Initiative' and to drive progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11 and the New Urban Agenda.
Furthermore, GFHS 2019 will provide inputs to the World Urban Campaign activities and through it substantively contribute to the outcomes of World Urban Forum 2020 in Abu Dhabi in February 2020.