On 16th October 2016, prior to the Third UN Conference of Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), over 600 representatives of local and regional governments gathered in Quito for the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments and mayors from across the world came t
By Josep Roig, Secretary General of United Cities and Local Governments - UCLG, IISD Reporting Services
The informal negotiations in New York from 7-9 September mark the beginning of the countdown to the adoption of the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III.
UCLG welcomes the outcome document on the Council of the European Union’s priorities and objectives for Habitat III, released on May 12.
On 4 and 5 April, the City of Barcelona hosted one of ten Thematic Meetings to develop inputs to the New Urban Agenda.
The success of the Urban Agenda will depend on our ability to reflect local experiences, the demands of the population and the new challenges that comprise the concretion of the sustainable development goals (SDG) in a global environment.