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Dialogue on the Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda

This October, Habitat III – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – will take place in Ecuador to design and launch a transformative and inclusive “New Urban Agenda” for the world cities in the next two decades. Habitat III provides an important opportunity for the world’s urban policy makers and practitioners, as well as those working in the field of disability to review current practice, and consider opportunities for change.

On 6 May, Habitat III Zero Draft of the New Urban Agenda was released prior to the forthcoming negotiations of the outcome document of Habitat III. The draft which consists of two major parts, including (1) Quito Declaration on Cities for All and (2) Quito Implementation Plan for the New Urban Agenda will be negotiated by Member States in three rounds of “informal intergovernmental meetings” in New York (18-20 May, 8-10 June and 29 June- 1 July), before being presented at the 3rd session of the Preparatory Committee for Habitat III (25-27 July, Surabaya, Indonesia) and finally at Habitat III in Quito that opens on 17 October. The New Urban Agenda is expected to guide the sustainable and inclusive development of the world’s cities for the 20 years. So far, persons with disabilities is not counted as one of the nine “major groups” of stakeholders in Habitat III processes.

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Source: The United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development
When: 12/5/2016

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