Habitat III, the third edition of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, will take place on 17-20 October 2016, in Quito, Ecuador. Habitat III follows Habitat I, held in 1976, and Habitat II, held in 1996.
As decided by the United Nations General Assembly in its Resolution 67/216, the conference is aimed to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assess accomplishments to date, address poverty and identifty and address new and emerging challenges. The conference is intended to result in a concise, focused, forward-looking, and action-oriented outcome document.
The Conference welcomes the participation and contributions of all UN member states and relevant stakeholders, including parliamentarians, civil society organisations, 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 organisations of the United Nations system, and intergovernmental organisations.
Habitat III is the first United Nations global summit after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. It therefore 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.
For more information, visit the event website.