Implementing the New Urban Agenda

The Ninth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF9) will be the first global event to focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda adopted at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.

ICLEI's delegation at the World Urban Forum will include 30+ Members and 17 staff participating in over 40 events that look at anything from sustainable and resilient city-region food systems to advancing climate resilient and low carbon development in Asian cities.

Throughout these discussions, the ICLEI delegation will engage and collaborate with a diverse range of partners including the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments (GTF), the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), UN-Habitat, SLoCAt, FAO, UNDP and UNICEF.

At the World Urban Forum, ICLEI is also launching the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues calendar that will bring local and regional governments around the world into dialogue with their national governments with the aim of strengthening the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) laid out in the Paris Agreement.

Read more about the New Urban Agenda in our background briefing sheet.

WUF9 Agenda

Highlighted events on renewable energy, resilience, ecomobility and more

Talanoa Dialogue

ICLEI will launch the Cities and Regions Talanoa Dialogues calendar for multilevel action.

Key resources

A compilation of background briefing sheets, position papers and useful websites

 

Responses to the New Urban Agenda

The New Urban Agenda is a framework for action that will guide sustainable urbanization in the coming decades. It will be the key outcome of Habitat III, bringing together and guiding the actions of nations, local and subnational governments and other key actors.

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ICLEI has responded to the different versions of the Zero Draft. Read the drafts and our responses below:

ICLEI Communique on the New Urban Agenda

 

28 July version - Surabaya Draft:

  • Read the draft here.

18 July version:

  • Read the draft here.
  • Read our full response here.

18 June version:

  • Read the draft here.
  • ICLEI supports the Global Taskforce response, which can be accessed here.

6 May version:

  • Read the draft here.
  • Read our full response here.
 

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