06-10 May, New York, United Nations Headquarters
The Informal Hearings with Stakeholders in preparation for the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (HABITAT III) will take place at the United Nations Headquarters from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily from 6 – 7 June 2016.
The success of the Habitat III process depends on a multi-stakeholder effort that enables member states, local and regional governments, and all non-government stakeholders to work together to ensure a transformative New Urban Agenda that achieves the paradigm shift necessary for sustainable urban development.
In light of this reality, and current UN modalities for stakeholder engagement and in accordance with its constitution,² the General Assembly of Partners (GAP) aims to provide all stakeholders with a platform through which they can have a meaning-ful role to play in the formulation, implementation, monitoring, and review of the New Urban Agenda.
In this spirit, GAP presents an advisory document, Partnerships for the New Urban Agenda, to the Habitat III Secretary General, Joan Clos, and to the Co-Chairs of the Bureau for the Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, María Duarte and Maryse Gautier, for distribution to the Bureau and other member states for their consideration as they formulate the New Urban Agenda.