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.
 

01.08.2016

PrepCom3 inconclusive: long road ahead to Habitat III

The 3rd Preparatory Committee (PrepCom3) of the Habitat III Conference closed without an agreement on the draft text. However, the meeting enabled UN Member States to agree on the agenda and modalities of the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador.


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22.07.2016

Surabaya hosts next round of negotiations in setting the New Urban Agenda

The latest Zero Order draft of the New Urban Agenda, released on 18th July, will be discussed from 25 to 27 July in Surabaya, Indonesia at third official preparatory meeting of HABITATIII Conference. National governments, who have been discussing the document since May, hope to find agreements on the most contentious issues in the text before its adoption in October in Quito, Ecuador. Throughout PrepCom3, ICLEI will be engaged in the...


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10.06.2016

“Berlin Recommendations for the Cities of Tomorrow” sees an urban future with EcoMobility

On 1-2 June 2016, the German Habitat Forum brought together over 1,000 attendees from 74 countries. The main outcome of this meeting was the “Berlin Recommendations for the Cities of Tomorrow”, a set of recommendations contributing to negotiations on the New Urban Agenda, which will be adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016. During this event, ICLEI –...


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