Aashish Khullar Organising Partner UN Major Group For Children And Youth India Alice Claeson International Federation Of Medical Students Associations Sweden Almuth Schauber Head Urban Pro Poor Programmes Asia Department/ Policy And Global Future Challenges Misereor Germany Alya Ananta World Vision International Indonesia Andreia Oliveira Faculty Of Medicine Of University Of Porto Portugal Brenda Perez Castro Urban Development Manager Habitat For Humanity United States of America Bruce Tsai Student Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute New Zealand Chandana Das Programme Manager - National Desk Youth For Unity Voluntary Action India Christopher Dekki UN New York Advocacy Team Coordinator IMCS Pax Romana United States of America Dan Chan Project Officer UN Sustainable Development Solution Network Youth (SDSN-Y) China Debora Leao Co-founder Engajamundo Brazil Defne Osmanoglou Policy Advisor On Sustainable Urban Deltas Government Of The Nertherlands Netherlands Donovan Guttieres Focal Point Youth Science-Policy Interface UN MGCY WFEO United States of America Emily Daniela Palma Intriago World Vision International Ecuador Fernando Castellanos Mayor Tuxtla Gtz Mexico Hannah Shingler Collective Member Waitematā Youth Collective New Zealand Henry O. Salas Lazo Girls' Rights Programming Officer Plan International Finland Hirotaka Koike Deputy Organising Partner Habitat III Working Group UN Major Group For Children & Youth Japan Isabel Cavelier Government Of Colombia Colombia Jacob Sean Kalmakoff MSc Sustainable Urban Development Candidate (2017) UN-Habitat Urban Planning And Design Lab United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Jacqueline Burton Program Associate Ford Foundation United States of America James Andrews Children And Youth International United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Jan Peterson Huairou Commission United States of America Jessica Depies Coordinator Global Development Community Boston University United States of America Jia Liyuan Program Manager IESCO China Joshua Aspden Project Officer St Mungos And British Red Cross United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Juanita Corman Perez WIEGO - Women In Informal Employment: Globalizing And Organizing Newspaper Vendors Association Peru Kartikeya Bhalla Media Consultant Independent Film Maker India Kendra Hughes Programme Support Officer WIEGO United States of America Lakhi Das Activist - Right To The City Campaign Adarsh Seva Sanstha India Laure Criqui President Resau Projection France Lena Niel Researcher / Advisor Water Youth Network (WYN) / Deltares Netherlands Luke Christensen Auckland Policy Director Generation Zero New Zealand Maimunah Mohd Sharif Municipal President Of Seberang Perai Municipal Council Of Seberang Perai Malaysia Maria Irantzu Serra Lasa Director Housing And Human Settlements (Asia-Pacific) Habitat For Humanity Philippines Maria Jose Member AEMPPI Ecuador Ecuador Mariele Hernandez Project Leader Campaigns Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth Initiative (SDSN-Y) Mexico Marina Joseph Programme Co Ordinator Youth For Unity And Voluntary Action (YUVA) India Martina Otto Head Of Cities & Lifestyles Unit Economy Division UNEP Germany Maruxa Cardama Communitas Spain Maxwell Young Vice Chair Global Communications And Marketing Rockefeller Foundation – 100 Resilient Cities United States of America Mikaela Preston Student University Of Of Pennsylvania United States of America Nathaniel Canuel Project Officer Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group Kenya Nelson Saule Junior Coordinator Polis Institute/GPR2C Brazil Pablo Estrella Member AEMPPI Ecuador Ecuador Pam O'Connor Councillor Santa Monica United States of America Peter Fukuda Loewi Co-Chair - City We Need 2.0 Drafting Team World Urban Campaign United States of America Prof Hendrik Tieben Director MSc Urban Design The Chinese University Of Hong Kong School Of Architecture MSc In Urban Design Hong Kong China Rachel Ngaire Banfield Policy Advisor Department Of International Law And Policy ICRC Switzerland Rafael Correa President Ecuador Ecuador Raoul Bittel Deputy Head Of Delegation ICRC Ecuador Rebekah Revello Habitat For Humanity United States of America Riezan Farid Al Haddad Scottish Action For Refugees Denmark Riya Rahiman Research Associate The Energy And Resources Institute (TERI) India Robert Šakic Volunteer Water Youth Network Croatia Ruxanda Renita Government Relations And Advocacy Habitat For Humanity International United States of America Samed Ağırbaş President Istanbul Youth Council Turkey Sameh Kamel MENA RFP IMCS Pax Romana Egypt Saul Zenteno Bueno Regional Focal Point Movimiento Salvavidas Mexico Sharon Lo Regional Focal Point- North And Southeast Asia UN Major Group For Children And Youth Siska Dewi Susana Rojas Williams Director International Shelter Initiatives - Global Programs Habitat For Humanity United States of America Tae Young Yeom Mayor Of Suwon Suwon Republic of Korea Tone Vesterhus Youth Delegate Government Of Norway Norway Uta Dietrich Research Fellow United Nations University- International Institute For Global Health Malaysia Zoe Carletide U-Report Manager World Association Of Girl Guides And Girl Scouts United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Children and Youth Assembly and the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda
The Children and Youth Assembly is a one-day inter-generational and inter-stakeholder forum which aims to provide a platform for young people to share experiences and knowledge, showcase solutions and initiatives, and develop partnerships to make cities and human settlements more equitable, inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The event aimed to change the perception of the role of young people in shaping sustainable urban development, and to explore opportunities for them to play meaningful roles in the implementation, follow up, and review of the New Urban Agenda.
The Assembly consisted of plenary sessions, roundtables, and break-out sessions for group discussion and training. Participation in the Assembly was split into two sections: one for child participants (under 16 years old) and the other for youth and other stakeholders.
The “Children’s Section” focused on urban issues and solutions impacting urban children, and featured art and design, technology, and debate. The “Youth and Other Stakeholders Section” was divided into three streams: “Science, Technology and Innovation,” “Children and Youth in the New Urban Agenda,” and “the Stakeholder Stream,” which enabled a diverse range of youth activists, young scientists, and urban experts to network, exchange ideas, and to develop partnerships toward the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Ultimately, this Assembly highlighted how -- as leaders of today and tomorrow -- young people should be empowered, included, and recognized as agents of change in fostering a more sustainable urban future for all. The key recommendations and outputs of the Assembly informed a “Children’s Charter” and “Quito Youth Commitments,” to be shared at the Habitat III Conference.
Objectives of the Assembly
- Highlight and celebrate the contributions of children and youth to the Habitat III process.
- Provide a platform for youth around the world to share knowledge and solutions, and to make commitments toward the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
- Provide a space for partnerships to be established across generations and stakeholders toward sustainable urban development.
- Promote the role of young people in shaping sustainable human settlement, and create awareness of the importance of their meaningful engagement and contribution to just, equitable, and sustainable cities and human settlement.
- What is an “inclusive and smart city,” and what is the role of young people in its design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation?
- What does the “right to the city” mean? What are the rights of children and young people in cities?
- How can young people, the community, and local governments improve urban safety and prevent crime and violence?
- Why is it important for local governments to include children and youth in urban planning, and what mechanisms can the government create to ensure their meaningful engagement?
- How can science, technology, and innovation play key roles in building the evidence base to implement the New Urban Agenda?
- What are the mechanisms available for young people to engage in the follow up and review of the New Urban Agenda? How can we create mechanisms for the engagement of young people into municipal governance systems?
- How are young people already active in developing and implementing sustainable urban initiatives in their communities?
- What are approaches that can be adopted to build partnerships across stakeholder groups and generations to enhance and increase the effectiveness of our role and work in sustainable urban development work and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda?
- How can the outcomes of this session tie into and be reported back to the High Level Poltiical Forum (2017, New York, United States)?
Assembly Follow Up
- How do you propose to monitor the outcomes of this session in order to report back on progress at the 9th Session of the World Urban Forum (2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)?
9.00AM - 10:00AM Opening Ceremony (Joint Opening with Women Assembly)
10.00AM - 5:00PM Children’s Section
10:00 - 11:00 Youth + Others Section
10.00 - 11:00 Inter-Stakeholder Plenary
11.15AM - 3:45AM Science Technology & Inovation
11:15AM - 12:00PM Introduction
12:00PM - 1:00PM Health
12:00PM - 1:00PM Movement of People
1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch
2:00PM - 3:00PM Urban Resilience
2:00PM - 3:00PM Infrastructure for Inclusivity
3:00PM - 3:45PM Closing Session
11.15AM - 3:45AM Children & Youth in the New Urban Agenda
11:15AM - 12:00PM Right to the City
12:00PM - 1:00PM Follow Up and Review Mechanisms
1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch
2:00PM - 3:45PM Sustainable Urban Development Youth Initiatives
11.15AM - 3:45AM Stakeholders
11:15AM - 1:00PM Civil Society Dialogue
1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch
2:00PM - 3:45PM Young Mayor's Roundtable
3:45PM - 4:00PM Break
4:00PM - 5:00PM Closing Plenary
5:00PM - 5:30PM Closing Ceremony
5:30PM End of Event
Further detailed information from the corrdinating partners attached.