During the preparatory process and the Conference itself, the Habitat III Secretariat carried out a communications and engagement strategy designed to raise awareness about Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda, as well as mobilize wide and inclusive participation from United Nations Member States, national governments, subnational and local governments, civil society organizations, stakeholders, major groups, donors, the United Nations system and other international organizations, the media, a wide diversity of urban actors and experts, and urban citizens.
Consult the report on the Habitat III engagement area here
The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF) is a coordination mechanism that brings together the major international networks of local governments to undertake joint advocacy relating to international policy processes, particularly the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the New Urban Agenda.Learn more
Originally conceived as a special initiative of the World Urban Campaign, GAP held its inaugural meeting on 13 April 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya where it adopted its Constitution and By-laws. It elected the PCG chairs and engaged a process of outreach to all PCG constituencies. At this inaugural meeting, GAP adopted the Nairobi Declaration that outlines its commitments for contributing to the elaboration of the New Urban Agenda and that requests for recognition and engagement in the Habitat III process.Learn More
The “Habitat III Citizens” was the advocacy campaign seeking the broadest participation in the Habitat III Conference through spreading and explaining the main concepts of the New Urban Agenda. In the Habitat III communications strategy, the campaign was initially named ‘Sharing – the soul of the city,’ however in May 2016, it was rebranded as the “Habitat III Citizens Campaign.”Learn More