The sixth Asia-Pacic Urban Forum (APUF-6) was held from 19 to 21 October 2015 at the Fairmont Convention Centre, Jakarta, Indonesia. The forum was organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of Indonesia together with more than 30 partners. APUF-6 was guided by the theme “Sustainable Urban Development in Asia-Pacic: Towards a New Urban Agenda” and held back- to-back with the Habitat III Regional Meeting for Asia-Pacic convened by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on 21-22 October 2015.
APUF-6 brought together more than 900 participants, including ministers, mayors and other government of cials, representatives from academia, urban professionals, the private sector, civil society, grassroots leaders, older persons, youth, and international organizations, to discuss persistent and emerging issues related to sustainable urban development in Asia-Pacic, and in particular priority issues for the region to be considered in the “New Urban Agenda” to be adopted at Habitat III, and in implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
APUF-6 served as a multi-stakeholder regional platform for participants to share best practices in critical and emerging urban development issues such as governance, planning, financing, land management, housing, resilience, social inclusiveness, poverty alleviation, participatory planning, gender equality and women’s empowerment, climate change, transport, safety in public spaces, waste management and integrated resource management. The Forum adopted the APUF-6 Jakarta ‘Call for Action’ on sustainable, inclusive and resilient urban development, which was presented at the Habitat III Regional Meeting for Asia-Pacic.