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Russia forum elicits interest in New Urban Agenda


A two-day international conference recently held in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg highlighted the importance of public space for wellbeing in cities. “Public space as a place for dialogue: Promoting the implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Russia and the CIS region” was organised by the Ministry of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation, United Nations ...

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UN-Habitat set to implement New Urban Agenda

Joan Clos

Delegates from around the world will converge at the United Nations Headquarters in Nairobi for the 26th Session of United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-Habitat) Governing Council from Monday 8 to Friday May 12, 2017. President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, will formally open the biennial gathering that is aimed at examining the UN body’s work plan. The Governing Council meeting ...

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Ahead Habitat III summit, draft New Urban Agenda emerges

Joan Clos

After months of negotiations, consensus was finally reached over the weekend on the Habitat III outcome document. Indeed, the New Urban Agenda was agreed on at the Habitat III Informal Intergovernmental Meetings which took place at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York from 7 to 10 September. It will be adopted in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. The ...

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Cities support climate plans, urban agenda

Seoul Mayors Forum

The Seoul Mayors Forum on Climate Change, which took place on 1 to 2 September 2016 in Seoul City Hall in Korea, focused on how leading local government coalitions – the Compact of Mayors and newly formed Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy – relate to the Paris Agreement, as well as the New Urban Agenda to be adopted at the Habitat III Conference. The Forum featured discussions among ...

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