• Thursday 20 Oct 2016
  • HESI Global meeting of Universities: Action Plan for Universities to maximize impact of higher education in the sustainability of urbanization.

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room B
    Lead Organizations:
    • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment),
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat),
    • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),
    • United Nations University (UNU),
    • United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment),
    • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA),
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
    Partner Organization:
    • UN Global Compact’s Principles For Responsible Management Education (PRME) Initiative.

    This event will focus on the role of higher education for sustainable urban development within the framework of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI). It will feature the presentation of an Action Plan for universities towards sustainable urban development. The event will draw on the conclusions of the Working Group of Higher Education for Urban Sustainability held at the Habitat III Europe Regional Meeting in Prague on March 18, 2016, the conclusions of the Roundtable of Universities in WUF 7, the work and university commitments for HESI on SDG 11. It also complements the priority areas of the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Universities, leading global researchers, local governments, civil society, and international organizations, will discuss and agree on the action plan for universities, based on successful experiences collected from members of HESI and other partner networks.