UN Conference on Human Settlements – Habitat

As governments recognized the need for sustainable human settlements and the consequences of rapid urbanization, especially in the developing world, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) convened the Habitat I conference in Vancouver, Canada, in 1976. The Vancouver commitments were reconfirmed twenty years later, at the Habitat II conference in Istanbul, Turkey in 1996. World leaders adopted the Habitat Agenda as a global plan of action for adequate shelter for all, with the notion of sustainable human settlements driving development in an urbanizing world. Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, took place in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. Habitat III reinvigorated the global commitment to sustainable urbanization and ratified the “New Urban Agenda,” building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul.


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2nd Session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly

Against a backdrop of global crises that are having severe effects on cities, participants at the Second Session of the UN Habitat Assembly addressed the need for a sustainable urban future through inclusive and effective multilateralism and adopted 10 resolutions, five decisions, and a Ministerial Declaration to further the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Event 5 June 2023 - 9 June 2023

11th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF11)

The “triple C crises” of COVID-19 pandemic, climate disasters, and emerging conflicts are converging on cities, pushing already marginalized populations further into poverty. Against this backdrop, many participants agreed that the world’s race towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be decided in cities, and it will be decided soon.
Event 26 June 2022 - 30 June 2022

10th Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF10)

Over 6 days, the 18,000 registered Forum participants unpacked the theme of “Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation” in assemblies, dialogues, special sessions, roundtables and many side events. At the close of the Forum the Abu Dhabi Declared Actions were presented as the main outcome document. 
Event 8 February 2020 - 13 February 2020