Habitat III Conference: Taking Action for Innovative, Socially Minded, Green Cities

December 1st, 2016 France

By: France Diplomatie

From 17 to 20 October 2016, the United Nations is holding the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito, Ecuador.
Forty years after the Habitat I Conference in 1976 highlighting the importance of cities and urbanization and twenty years after Habitat II in 1996 focusing on sustainable development, this new conference aims to implement a "New Urban Agenda" and to reinvigorate political commitment of member countries regarding the issue of development.

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