The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which will take place in Quito, Ecuador from 17-20 October, is the first UN global summit on urbanization since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Habitat III offers a unique opportunity to discuss the important challenges of how cities, towns, and village can be planned and managed, in order to fulfill their role as drivers of sustainable development, and how they can shape the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

In Quito, world leaders will adopt the New Urban Agenda which will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government as well as the civil society and private sector.

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