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