The Irresistible Rise of Cities

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Policy Paper

From 17 to 20 October 2016, Latin America will host for the first time the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, held every 20 years. The third edition of this Conference (Habitat III) will take place in Quito, Ecuador, and will be the first global conference after the approval of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The United Nations General Assembly decided to convene the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable development and to focus on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Its objectives are: to secure renewed political commitment for sustainable urban development, assess the achievements to date, address poverty and identify emerging challenges.

This report presents the interconnection between Habitat III and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. From a Latin American perspective, we analyse the increasing prominence of cities as international climate actors and the expectations regarding the Conference.

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Karina Marzano Franco


Brazil, October 12, 2016

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