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In Nairobi, an event dubbed ‘Urban Nights’ was held to mark the World Habitat Day. A collaboration effort between UN-Habitat, Slum Film Festival, Urban Bites, Udada festival and the Nairobi City County Government, ‘Urban Nights’ is an idea for an outdoor film screening in the style format of screen on the green.

 

Speaking at the function, Nairobi Deputy Governor Mr. Jonathan Mueke disclosed that plans were at an advanced stage to end the street families menace by resettling them in a rehabilitation centre on the outskirts of the city.

 

According to the Deputy Governor, the matter was delicate since it involved human beings and the county government had to move with caution, hence the apparent delay in solving the problem. “We are dealing with lives and families and although most of these people are not from Nairobi County, we must give a human face in looking for solution to this problem,” he said.

 

In his speech UN-Habitat’s Director of External Relations Thomas Melin hailed the efforts by the Nairobi County to maintain public spaces. Public spaces are very crucial in any city and they must be encouraged,” he said adding that it was time for a paradigm shift in thinking so that public spaces are seen as sources of extra income by city authorities.

 

Mr. Kenneth Otina from FEMNET challenged the men in the audience to stand for rights of women and to raise their voice against any injustice meted out to women and the vulnerable. On his part Mr. Mordecai Odera from Film Aid told those seeking to work in slum areas to work towards earning the confidence of the residents living there.

  

Chilly 58 degrees this morning with brisk northerly breeze. Saw my first-of-patch Sora in a small side pond off the main lake. Visit rosy-finch.blogspot.com

Besides networking, side and training events, a number of other high-level events regarding the New Urban Agenda and its implementation were also held by partners within and outside the Conference venue.

 

This provided an opportunity for programmes and projects, as well as global and regional networks of partners, to meet and advance the New Urban Agenda, benefiting from the momentum created by the Conference.

 

The Habitat III Conference took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. The mission of the Conference was the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

 

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Backstage of Habitat III United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development which will be held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016.

 

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Backstage of Habitat III United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development which will be held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016.

 

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HABITAT III

NEW URBAN AGENDA

Draft outcome document

for adoption in Quito, October 2016

10 September 2016

 

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QUITO DECLARATION ON SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS FOR ALL

1. We, the Heads of State and Government, Ministers and High Representatives, have gathered at the United

Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) from 17 to 20 October

2016 in Quito, Ecuador, with the participation of sub-national and local governments, parliamentarians, civil

society, indigenous peoples and local communities, the private sector, professionals and practitioners, the

scientific and academic community, and other relevant stakeholders, to adopt a New Urban Agenda.

2. By 2050 the world urban population is expected to nearly double, making urbanization one of the 21st

century’s most transformative trends. As the population, economic activities, social and cultural

interactions, as well as environmental and humanitarian impacts, are increasingly concentrated in cities, this

poses massive sustainability challenges in terms of housing, infrastructure, basic services, food security,

health, education, decent jobs, safety, and natural resources, among others.

3. Since the United Nations Conferences on Human Settlements in Vancouver in 1976 and in Istanbul in 1996,

and the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals in 2000, we have seen improvements in the quality

of life of millions of urban inhabitants, including slum and informal settlement dwellers. However, the

persistence of multiple forms of poverty, growing inequalities, and environmental degradation, remain

among the major obstacles to sustainable development worldwide, with social and economic exclusion and

spatial segregation often an irrefutable reality in cities and human settlements.

4. We are still far from adequately addressing these and other existing and emerging challenges; and there is a

need to take advantage of the opportunities of urbanization as an engine of sustained and inclusive

economic growth, social and cultural development, and environmental protection, and of its potential

contributions to the achievement of transformative and sustainable development.

5. By readdressing the way cities and human settlements are planned, designed, financed, developed,

governed, and managed, the New Urban Agenda will help to end poverty and hunger in all its forms and

dimensions, reduce inequalities, promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, achieve

gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, in order to fully harness their vital

contribution to sustainable development, improve human health and well-being, as well as foster resilience

and protect the environment.

6. We take full account of the milestone achievements in the course of the year 2015, in particular the 2030

Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Addis

Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, the Paris

Agreement adopted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), the

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked

Developing Countries for the Decade 2014-2024, the Small Island Developing States Accelerated Modalities

of Action (SAMOA) Pathway and the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries for

the Decade 2011-2020. We also take account of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the

World Summit on Sustainable Development, the World Summit for Social Development, the International

Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action, the Beijing Platform for Action, and the

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and the follow up to these conferences.

7. While recognizing that it did not have an intergovernmental agreed outcome, we take note of the World

Humanitarian Summit in May 2016 in Istanbul.

8. We acknowledge the contributions of national governments, as well as the contributions of sub-national

and local governments, in the definition of the New Urban Agenda and take note of the second World

Assembly of Local and Regional Governments.

9. This New Urban Agenda reaffirms our global commitment to sustainable urban development as a critical

step for realizing sustainable development in an integrated and coordinated manner at global, regional,

national, sub-national, and local levels, with the participation of all relevant actors. The implementation of

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the New Urban Agenda contributes to the implementation and localization of the 2030 Agenda for

Sustainable Development in an integrated manner, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development

Goals (SDGs) and targets, including SDG 11 of making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient,

and sustainable.

10. The New Urban Agenda acknowledges that culture and cultural diversity are sources of enrichment for

humankind and provides an important contribution to the sustainable development of cities, human

settlements, and citizens, empowering them to play an active and unique role in development initiatives;

and further recognizes that culture should be taken into account in the promotion and implementation of

new sustainable consumption and production patterns that contribute to the responsible use of resources

and address the adverse impact of climate change.

Our shared vision

11. We share a vision of cities for all, referring to the equal use and enjoyment of cities and human settlements,

seeking to promote inclusivity and ensure that all inhabitants, of present and future generations, without

discrimination of any kind, are able to inhabit and produce just, safe, healthy, accessible, affordable,

resilient, and sustainable cities and human settlements, to foster prosperity and quality of life for all. We

note the efforts of some national and local governments to enshrine this vision, referred to as right to the

city, in their legislations, political declarations and charters.

12. We aim to achieve cities and human settlements where all persons are able to enjoy equal rights and

opportunities, as well as their fundamental freedoms, guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter

of the United Nations, including full respect for international law. In this regard, the New Urban Agenda is

grounded in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, international human rights treaties, the Millennium

Declaration, and the 2005 World Summit Outcome. It is informed by other instruments such as the

Declaration on the Right to Development.

  

Registration of service providers and personnel – full house!

 

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19/10/2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

Dialogue. Urban spatial strategies, land market and segregation. Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taken place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th. The Conference´s mission is the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

 

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Backstage of Habitat III United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development which will be held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016.

 

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31 May 2017

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

 

This Urban Walk, coordinated by the Habitat III Secretariat, UN-Habitat, and the Institute for Street Art

highlighted the participatory planning activities in the industrial areas of St. Petersburg, focusing on

waterfront transformation and urban regeneration.

It tracked the trends of transformation in waterfront areas: first as an industrial, and then

from the industrial into the recreational.

 

More information here: habitat3.org/events/the-new-urban-agenda-of-waterfront/

9 May 2017. Nairobi, Kenya.

 

The New Urban Agenda and Stories of Change.

 

This Jane Jacobs Urban Walk, coordinated by UN-Habitat and the Habitat III Secretariat with local partners Kuonkuey Design Initiative (KDI) and Pawa 254, highlighted the participatory planning activities of different groups in their communities. The walk explored two areas of Nairobi and how its residents are working to improve its urban spaces.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/events/janes-walk-the-new-urban-agenda-and-s...

The Urban Library was located at the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión", and was part of the overall activities of the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. The Urban Library hosted programmes from 17 October to 20 October from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and we invited all Habitat III participants to visit.

 

In the Urban Library, 45 minutes long events were hosted by organizations launching their recent publications relevant to the theme and discussions of the Habitat III Conference.

 

A gallery of images of the Urban Library was displayed on this page, and could also be viewed by joining Habitat III Social Media communities—@Habitat3UN—on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/categories/urban-library/

Grete Faremo (UNOPS).

 

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taken place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th. The Conference´s mission is the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

 

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The secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) hereby transmits a policy paper entitled “Municipal finance and local fiscal systems”, prepared by the members of Policy Unit 5.

Habitat III policy units are co-led by two international organizations and composed of a maximum of 20 experts each, bringing together individual experts from a variety of fields, including academia, government, civil society and other regional and international bodies.

The composition of Policy Unit 5 and its policy paper framework can be consulted at www.habitat3.org.

 

Find out more at: staging.habitat3.org/the-new-urban-agenda/preparatory-pro...

18 October 2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

Topics & Speakers:

- Covering Global Development in an Urban World

Michael Kimmelman, Architecture and Design Critic for the New York Times

Paola Totaro, Land Rights editor for the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mike Herd, Editor-in-Chief for the Guardian Cities

 

- Media Urban Projects - Discover the Greatest Urban Storytellers

Next City

Urb.im

Towards the Human City

CityLab

Planeta Futuro

 

- Role of Media in the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda

Neal Peirce, Editor-in-Chief for Citiescope

Jessica Bridger, Communications consultant, and Urbanist

Facilitated by Simone d’Antonio

 

The Urban Journalism Academy is a pioneering and innovative initiative to train journalists and media professionals who are already interested or involved in urban development with reference to social and economic issues faced by cities in the 21st Century.

 

For more information and a glimpse at past Urban Journalism Academies, click here: habitat3.org/urban-journalism-academy

 

The Habitat III Conference took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. The mission of the Conference was the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

16/10/2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

World Mayor's Assembly at the Habitat III Conference.

 

Attendants of the 2nd World Assembly of local and regional governments.

 

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development took place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th.

 

Learn more about the World Mayors Assembly:

habitat3.org/programme/world-mayors-assembly

16/10/2016

 

UN Pavillion.

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taken place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th. The Conference´s mission is the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

 

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16/10/2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

Dr. Joan Clos, the Secretary-General of the Habitat III Conference at the Business Assembly.

 

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development took place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th.

 

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20 October 2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

The lowering and removel of the United Nations flag symbolises the end of the Habitat III Conference.

 

The Habitat III Conference took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. The mission of the Conference was the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

 

More information at www.habitat3.org

20 October 2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

Habitat III Secretary-General Dr. Joan Clos (center).

 

The Habitat III Conference took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. The mission of the Conference was the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

 

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#H3Village Walk

 

Habitat III Secretary-General Joan Clos on a Habitat III Village Walk his first day in Quito, shortly in advance of the Conference.

 

The Habitat III Village is a unique space, open to all, where you can experience the New Urban Agenda in the streets of Quito.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/village

17-20 October 2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

The Habitat III networking events provided a platform for national, regional and local governments, civil society organisations, parliamentarians, research and academia, grassroots organisations, women, children and youth, business and industries, foundations and philanthropies, professionals, trade unions and workers, farmers, indigenous people, media and older persons, as well as intergovernmental organizations to discuss specific topics of relevance and interest within Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Networking events focusing on implementation and action-oriented initiatives for the New Urban Agenda were dominating the programme.

 

The networking events will have a duration of two hours and are an opportunity to build knowledge, strengthen partnerships and networks through sharing ideas and commitments in an effort to advance on the implementation of sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the globe.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/categories/networking-events/

20 October 2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

Stakeholder Roundtable at the Habitat III Conference with Mr. Kevin Chicaiza.

 

The Habitat III Conference took place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. The mission of the Conference was the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/programme/?search=stakeholder+roundtable

5 June 2016. Harlem, New York.

 

Inclusive Redevelopment – Frederick Douglass Boulevard Corridor.

 

The Habitat III Urban Walks, held by the Habitat III Secretariat with various esteemed partners, are a series of organized walks that showcase how the New Urban Agenda can be translated into real change at the city level.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/events/inclusive-redevelopment-frederick-dou...

The Urban Future space was dedicated to showcasing innovative approaches to urban development, with the aim of providing an opportunity for cutting-edge knowledge on housing and urban issues to be shared.

 

From book launches, to apps and software demonstrations, to discussions on contemporary city-dweller projects, each Urban Future event typically ran for 45 minutes.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/categories/urban-future/

18 May 2016. Williamsburg, New York.

 

Holistic & Participatory Planning w/in Pressures of Inequality

 

The Habitat III Urban Walks, held by the Habitat III Secretariat with various esteemed partners, are a series of organized walks that showcase how the New Urban Agenda can be translated into real change at the city level.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/events/holistic-participatory-planning-win-p...

Training events were led by different organizations well-known for their work and expertise in training and research. Each training event focused on a particular theme and were practical, problem-solving oriented and intensive in nature. They provided an essential "how to" approach to development challenges with the latest innovative tools, methodologies, instruments and package of knowledge to support implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

 

They are designed to develop skills and knowledge that help participants address the challenges of bringing together policies, programmes, projects, and strategies that effectively support the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

 

More information on training events, including how to register, will be published soon.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/categories/training-events/

20/10/2016.Quito, Ecuador.

Plenary Meeting 8 (Official Closing).

The Plenary Meetings gave Member States and other accredited observers the chance to discuss the status of the New Urban Agenda and the way forward to implementation.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/categories/plenary-meetings/

25-27 July 2016. Surabaya, Indonesia.

 

Exhibition.

 

The third session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia, from Monday, 25 July to Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

 

Find out more at:

habitat3.org/prepcom3

15 May 2016. Lower East Side, New York.

 

Housing & Public Spaces: Historic Neighborhood in Transition

 

The Habitat III Urban Walks, held by the Habitat III Secretariat with various esteemed partners, are a series of organized walks that showcase how the New Urban Agenda can be translated into real change at the city level.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/events/housing-public-spaces-historic-neighb...

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taken place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th. The Conference´s mission is the adoption of the New Urban Agenda. Khoo Teng Chye in the Tv Stage, Quito Ecuador. Ambassador, Nancy Stetson in Tv Stage, Quito Ecuador.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/categories/high-level-roundtables/

The Habitat III side events provided a platform for national, regional and local governments, civil society organizations, parliamentarians, research and academia, grassroots organizations, women, children and youth, business and industries, foundations and philanthropies, professionals, trade unions and workers, farmers, indigenous people, media and older persons, as well as intergovernmental organizations to present researches, projects or networks, on specific topics of relevance and interest within Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. Side events focusing on implementation and action-oriented initiatives for the New Urban Agenda were well represented in the programme.

 

The side events were one hour long, and were an opportunity to share data, knowledge and initiatives in an effort to advance on the implementation of sustainable urban development in cities and towns around the globe.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/categories/side-events/

16 October 2016, Quito, Ecuador

 

World Major's Assembly at Habitat III Conference.

 

(L-R): Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Dr. Joan Clos, Secretary-General of the Habitat III Conference and Maria de Los Angeles Duarte, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Ecuador poses for a picture with the attendants of the 2nd World Assembly of local and regional governments.

 

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development took place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th.

 

Learn more about the World Mayors Assembly:

habitat3.org/programme/world-mayors-assembly

408 Habitat

Morgan Hill, CA

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Rap/rock band based out of Morgan Hill, CA.

 

Strobist: SB800 boomed above cam through umbrella, vivitar 285 bare behind band. triggered via V4.

Marian Dörk, Research Professor at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany, discussing with visitors at Habitat X Change.

 

Habitat X Change was a collaborative space to connect science, visualization and design for the future of cities at the UN's Habitat III summit. A collaboration between the International Council for Science (ICSU), Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and Future Earth. Photo: Johannes Mengel/ICSU

Scenes from Habitat X Change, a collaborative space to connect science, visualization and design for the future of cities at the UN's Habitat III summit. A collaboration between the International Council for Science (ICSU), Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and Future Earth. Photo: Johannes Mengel/ICSU

6 May 2017. New York, USA.

 

Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island and the New Urban Agenda.

 

In celebration of urban activist Jane Jacobs, the Habitat III Secretariat and the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization held a Jane’s Walk to explore how Roosevelt Island, once dubbed “the island that nobody knows”, has taken on energy and innovation in the last decade with public spaces, educational institutions, and successful residential communities.

 

Click here for more information on the walk and the programme: habitat3.org/wp-content/uploads/Urban-Walk-Jane-Walk-NYC-...

 

For more Urban Walks, click here: habitat3.org/engagement/events/urban-walks/

Backstage of Habitat III United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development which will be held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016.

 

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Amur-Heilong landscape, China.

 

Amur-Heilong landscape, China.

 

Credit: Sun Ge

17/10/2016 Quito, Ecuador.

 

Joan Clos. Official opening in the first plenary meeting.

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taken place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th. The Conference´s mission is the adoption of the New Urban Agenda.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/categories/plenary-meetings/

Amur-Heilong landscape, China.

 

Credit: Sun Ge

16/10/2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

World Major's Assembly at Habitat III Conference.

 

(L-R): Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Dr. Joan Clos, Secretary-General of the Habitat III Conference and Maria de los Angeles Duarte, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development of Ecuador poses for a picture with the attendants of the 2nd World Assembly of local and regional governments.

 

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development took place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th.

 

Learn more about the World Mayors Assembly:

habitat3.org/programme/world-mayors-assembly

16/10/2016. Quito, Ecuador.

 

Brunch with UN Principals and Mayors

 

Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development took place in Quito, Ecuador from October 17th to 20th.

 

Find out more at: habitat3.org/programme/world-mayors-assembly

Trevor Hancock (l.) of the University of Victoria at Habitat X Change, a collaborative space to connect science, visualization and design for the future of cities at the UN's Habitat III summit. A collaboration between the International Council for Science (ICSU), Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and Future Earth. Photo: Edu Léon for ICSU

Scenes from Habitat X Change, a collaborative space to connect science, visualization and design for the future of cities at the UN's Habitat III summit. A collaboration between the International Council for Science (ICSU), Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and Future Earth. Photo: Edu Léon for International Council for Science (ICSU)

25-27 July 2016 Surabaya, Indonesia.

 

Reader at the urban library.

 

The third session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will be held in Surabaya, Indonesia, from Monday, 25 July to Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

 

Find out more at:

habitat3.org/prepcom3

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