The first Arab Ministerial Forum for Housing and Urban Development (AMFHUD) brought together 15 high level ministerial delegations, representatives of national and regional organisations, private sector as well as civil society from the region. The forum is organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, the League of Arab States and UN-Habitat.
The forum is considered as a step towards achieving sustainable development aiming at elaborating mechanisms to address current and future urban challenges and opportunities in the Arab region, taking into account economic, social and environmental dimensions. AMFHUD targets to promote awareness, exchange valuable experiences across Arab States, present best practices and advocate regional cooperation. It will also inform the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular goal 11 to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”