10 March 2016
Objective Habitat III The UIA prepares its contribution

The Scientific Committee meeting for the World Urban Campaign, organized by UN-Habitat, will meet in Prague (Czech Republic) from 14-16 March 2016. The project entitled, ‘The City We Need 2.0,’ will be presented during the session along with the results from the urban thinkers campuses, which will then be submitted to the General Assembly of Partners (GAP) as a contribution from UN-Habitat’s NGO partners. In preparation for Habitat III and the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the meeting seeks to define “The Future We Want. The City We Need.” The UIA is a partner organization of UN-Habitat, of the World Urban Campaign and of GAP.


The meeting sought to define “The Future that We Want, the City We Need” in preparation for Habitat III and for the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda. Thanks to its partnership with UN-Habitat, the UIA has the opportunity to take part in the Scientific Committee for the Campaign as well as in the General Assembly of partnerships in which it will be represented by: UIA Vice-President Ahmed Ali Khalifa Hayder (Sudan), UIA Council Member Munyanya Mohammed Khamis (Tanzania), UIA Representative to the United Nations, Zahir MD Ishtiaque (Bangladesh), and Islam Nayara Nuary (Bangladesh).


HABITAT III will take place in Quito (Ecuador), from 17 to 20 October 2016, and is organized around the theme: ‘Sustainable Urban Development: the future of urbanization?’ Its principle objective will be to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urban development and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The UIA will participate in the diverse procedures involved developing this Agenda. The President of the UIA will prepare a declaration defining the UIA’s position during the conference. Ms. Christine Auclair, Project Manager for UN Habitat’s World Urban Campaign, will be a guest at the next UIA Council meeting in Dar Es Salam, Tanzania.


Habitat III
World Urban Campaign UN-HABITAT