MEDIA ADVISORY: High Level Meeting on New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

High Level Meeting on New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat

 

United Nations, 1 September 2017 On 21 October 2016, UN Member States agreed upon the New Urban Agenda at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. This Agenda sets a new global standard for sustainable urban development and will help us rethink how we plan, manage and live in cities.

To maintain momentum around the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and to reflect on the positioning of UN-Habitat in that regard, the President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, convenes a two-day High level meeting of the General Assembly on 5 and 6 September 2017.

The meeting will focus on best practices and success stories in relation to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. It will also address the measures contained in the Report of the Secretary General’s Independent Panel to Assess, Enhance Effectiveness of UN-Habitat after Adoption of New Urban Agenda, which was published at the beginning of August 2017.

 

 

WHAT         High Level Meeting on New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat

WHO         

H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

H.E. Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat

H.E. Rosario Robles, Secretary of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development of Mexico, Co-Chair of the Independent Assessment Panel of UN-Habitat

Hon. Mpho Parks Tau, President of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and South African Local Governments Association, Co-Chair of the Independent Assessment Panel of UN-Habitat

Ms. Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS

Mr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships, World Bank Group

Ms. Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid, Spain

and many more.

 

WHEN        Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 10:00 am – 06:00 pm and Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:00 am – 06:00 pm

WHERE      Trusteeship Council Chamber, also available on webcast at: www.webtv.un.org

The meeting is open to media.

Additional information: http://bit.ly/2uGRmib

Hashtags: #NewUrbanAgenda, #SDGs, #GlobalGoals

 

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Media contact

Dan Thomas, Communications Director and Spokesperson of the President of the General Assembly, Tel: +1 917 225 1913 | Email: daniel.thomas@un.org

 

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