Open-ended Informal Consultative Meetings, New York

March 24, 2017

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  • Laura Petrella Leader, City Planning, Extension & Design Unit, UN-Habitat, Nairobi
  • Stefan K√∂hler Head, Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience Programme, UNOPS, Copenhagen
  • Steven Crosskey Head of Infrastructure & Project Management Strategic Positioning, UNOPS, Copenhagen

Open-ended Informal Consultative Meetings, New York

Welcome: Open-ended Informal Consultative Meetings – New York

This online dialogue took place from 25 to 29 April during the Informal Consultative Meetings. Individuals and organisations from around the world were invited to reflect on the Habitat III process to-date.

The Habitat III preparatory process started in September 2014 and will continue until the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the Habitat III Conference in Surabaya, Indonesia, in July 2016. During this period, 11 regional and thematic meetings were held all over the world, mobilizing national and local governments and stakeholders. The Habitat III policy units, which have since submitted their recommendations, were an exercise built on the work of the UN Task Team on Habitat III and the elaboration of the Issue Papers. A crucial next step in the preparatory process, the informal consultative meetings that place at UN Headquarters, offered an opportunity for member states and stakeholders to offer feedback on the conclusions of the Policy Units and the regional and thematic meetings. This online dialogue aimed to engage a broader audience to take part in discussions and offer inspired views on the meetings’ thematic areas:

  • – Leave No One Behind: Urban Equity & Poverty Eradication
  • – Sustainable & Inclusive Urban Growth, Prosperity & Opportunities for All
  • – Ecological & Resilient Cities & Human Settlements
  • – Establishing a Supportive National, Regional & Local Framework
  • – Strategic & Integrated Planning & Management of Urban Spatial Development
  • – Enhancing Financing and other Means of Implementation

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