Language around next year’s cities conference is under discussion during the final week of negotiations on the Sustainable Development Goals text.
In October 2016, the United Nations will convene the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador. The Habitat III Conference will renew the global commitment to, and set the New Urban Agenda for sustainable urban development for the n
By Pietro Garau and Alice Siragusa.
In UCLG consultations in the run up to Habitat III, intermediary cities warn that national governments and international institutions underestimate their role in development at their own risk.
The Global Taskforce for Post-2015 Development Agenda and towards Habitat III, facilitated by UCLG, represented the voices of local and regional government organizations at the second Habitat III Prep
By Josep Roig, UCLG Secretary General
The UCLG Africa Secretariat participated, on 12-13 April 2015, in the preparatory meetings towards the second assembly of local and regional governments in the framework of the PrepCom 2.
The issues at stake for local and regional authorities were the following: