Implementing the Habitat Agenda: Exploring lessons-learned and expectations for Habitat III event in New York May 26th

Monday, May 26, 2014

4:00 –6:00 pm

One UN Hotel New York -One United Nations Plaza, New York,

10017 –3575 United States

The UN General Assembly  has decided to convene the third United Nations conference on housing and sustainable urban development (Habitat III) in 2016 to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanisation focusing on the implementation of a – New Urban Agenda. 

This conference will build on the Habitat Agenda and the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits, particularly the Rio+20 conference, as well as the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2013, Cities Alliance Members have set up a Joint Work Programme that aims at preparing inputs to the Habitat III Conferences while discussing priorities and messages key to the Post 2015 Agenda. This policy dialogue aims at fostering discussion among the partners of Cities Alliance at the invitation of the Global Taskforce members.  

The event will provide an informal and technical platform to exchange on the expectations of different partners in respect to Habitat III in order to contribute to the development of a New Urban Agenda. Outcomes from this event will feed into the programming of the Joint Work Programme in support of the formal preparation process of the Habitat III conference. The discussion will be based on a key input provided by Robert Buckley, New School and introduced by the Chair of Cities Alliance Executive Committee, Josep Roig.

Please note that attendance is limited due to the size of the venue. RSVP at


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