Hábitat 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 bidecennial 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.
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 fulfil their role as drivers of sustainable development, and hence shape the implementation of new global development and climate change goals.
Regional and Thematic Meetings
A number of official regional and thematic high level meetings involving a wide range of participants will debate priorities for the New Urban Agenda and policy recommendations in the form of a final participants' declaration. The final declaration from regional and thematic meetings will be considered official inputs to the Habitat III process.
Thematic and regional meetings have both an international scope, although the regional meetings may identify and address the topics based on regional considerations and prioritize regional and geographical participation. In this regard it is assumed that a regional meeting will gather recommendations reflecting the consensus reached at the regional level on a specific topic or on the entire spectrum of a proposed New Urban Agenda.
The thematic meetings which are based on specific and relevant topics will issue thematic recommendations. As a result of a call for proposals, UN Member States, local governments and other institutions expressed their interest in hosting a regional and/or a thematic/regional meeting for the preparatory process towards Habitat III.
Regional and thematic meetings were selected based on the quality of the proposal, relevance on the topics as well as envisaged participation and commitment to the Habitat III process.
|Participación ciudadana||Tel-Aviv, Israel||7 Septiembre 2015|
|Áreas Metropolitanas||Montreal, Canadá||6-7 Octubre 2015|
|Ciudades Intermedias||Cuenca, Ecuador||9-11 Noviembre 2015|
|Ciudades Inteligentes||Barcelona, España||February 2016 (tbc)|
|Ciudades y Renovación Energética||Abu Dhabi, UAE||18-ene-16|
|Asentamientos Informales||Johannesburgo, South África||Febrero 2016 (tbc)|
|Financiamiento de la Nueva Agenda Urbana||México DF, México||9-11 Marzo 2016 (tbc)|
|Asia y Pacifico||Jakarta, Indonesia||21-22 Octubre 2015|
|África||Nigeria||31 Enero 2016 (tbc)|
|Europa||Praga, República Checa||16-18 Marzo 2016|
|America Latina y Caribe||Toluca, México||11-13 Abril 2016 (tbc)|