New Deadline Announced for Habitat III ‘Policy Units’ Recommendations

June 18th, 2015 United States of America

By: Global Urban Commons

The United Nations has extended by a week and a half an important cut-off point for deciding on exactly which stakeholders will have a direct hand in drafting the New Urban Agenda, the document that will set global urbanization strategy for the coming two decades.
At issue is the composition of the 10 thematic “policy units” — groups of external experts who will be vested with synthesizing existing data and offering substantive recommendations on the scope and, especially, implementation of the New Urban Agenda. This agenda will be the outcome of next year’s Habitat III conference on cities, a once-every-20-years occurrence.

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