Sustainable Air Transport Highlighted as Key Enabler for New Urban Agenda at Habitat III

December 1st, 2016


ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu attended the recent United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) held in Ecuador, helping to ensure inclusion of the socio-economic benefits of sustainable air transport in the event’s ‘New Urban Agenda’ – a visionary set of inclusive and action-oriented principles to guide transformative urban development worldwide in the next twenty years.

Speaking at the High-level Roundtable on Urban Inclusion and Prosperity, and at the Special Session on Urban Infrastructure and Basic Services, Dr. Liu highlighted that the socio-economic benefits of air connectivity can only be maximized when the many natural synergies between urbanization and aviation infrastructure development are fully leveraged.

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