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Sustainable cities and human settlements

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Human settlements

Cities are hubs for ideas, commerce, culture, science, productivity, social, human and economic development. Urban planning, transport systems, water, sanitation, waste management, disaster risk reduction, access to information, education and capacity-building are all relevant issues to sustainable urban development.

In 2008, for the first time in history, the global urban population outnumbered the rural population. This milestone marked the advent of a new 'urban millennium' and, by 2050, it is expected that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. With more than half of humankind living in cities and the number of urban residents growing by nearly 73 million every year it is estimated that urban areas account for 70 per cent of the world's gross domestic product and has therefore generated economic growth and prosperity for many.

Given the importance of this topic to global development efforts, recent movements pushing to address sustainable development from an urban perspective have taken place throughout the world. Results from this movement can be seen in the inclusion of a stand-alone goal on cities and urban development in the 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development Goal 11, "make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". There is also recognition of the cross-cutting nature of urban issues, which have an impact on a number of other Sustainable Development Goals, including SDGs 1, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 15, and 17, among others. UN-Habitat's complementary New Urban Agenda, adopted as the outcome document from the Habitat III Conference in 2016, seeks to offer national and local guidelines on the growth and development of cities through 2036.

Prior to the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, Millennium Development Goal 7, target 11, made a call for efforts to achieve, "a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers" by 2020.

Sustainable human settlements development was also discussed at the second and third sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development. "Promoting sustainable human settlements development" is the subject of Chapter 7 of Agenda 21, which calls for 1) providing adequate shelter for all; 2) improving human settlements management; 3) promoting sustainable land-use planning and management; 4) promoting the integrated provision of environmental infrastructure: water, sanitation, drainage and solid waste management; 5) promoting sustainable energy and transport systems in human settlements; 6) promoting human settlements planning and management in disaster-prone areas; 7) promoting sustainable construction industry activities; and 8) promoting human resource development and capacity-building for human settlements development.

Paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda calls on major groups and other stakeholders, including local authorities, to report on their contribution to the implementation of the Agenda. Local and regional governments have a wealth of valuable experience in the "localization" of the 2030 Agenda, where they provide leadership in the mobilization of a wide range of stakeholders, the facilitation of "bottom-up" and inclusive processes, and the formation of multi-stakeholder partnerships.

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Programme: Voluntary Local Review Series: Institutional arrangements for… Programme 29-Sep-2021
The implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Mannheim 26-Sep-2019
Outcome of the World Urban Forum 2018: The Kuala Lumpur Declaration Outcome Documents 2-Mar-2018
Habitat III - The New Urban Agenda Outcome Documents 17-Oct-2016
Background note - Urban resilience and Sustainable urban development in Small Island Developing States… Background papers/Special studies 4-Oct-2016
A/70/473 - Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and… Resolutions and decisions 15-Dec-2015
The way cities are planned, run and managed is crucial for development. UN Deputy Chief Press releases 9-Jun-2015
A/RES/66/207- Implementation of the outcome of Habitat II and strengthening of UN-Habitat Resolutions and decisions 2-Jun-2015
Habitat I - Vancouver Declaration Outcome Documents 2-Jun-2015
Habitat II - Istanbul Declaration Outcome Documents 2-Jun-2015
Flyer on Sustainable Urban Mobility in Developing Countries Other documents 25-Mar-2015
Outcome - High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities Outcome Documents 5-Mar-2015
Logistical Information - High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities Logistics 5-Dec-2014
Speakers and Participants - High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities Other documents 5-Dec-2014
Aide Memoire - High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities Other documents 5-Dec-2014
Conclusions and Recommendations of UN Symposium in Tehran Meeting reports 24-Nov-2014
Outcome Document - Introduction to the Proposal of the Open Working Group for Sustainable Development Goals Outcome Documents 19-Jul-2014
Summary of the Co-Chairs - Open Working Group on SDGs - Seventh Session Outcome Documents 21-Mar-2014
Chair’s Summary of Side Event - Sustainable Future Cities We Want Side events 8-Jan-2014
Compilation on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements in the SDGs Additional Resources 6-Jan-2014
UNDG People’s Voices Issue Brief to the SDG 7th Open Working Group Additional Resources 6-Jan-2014
Yangzhou Recommendations on Sustainable Cities and Urbanization Outcome Documents 6-Jan-2014
Revised Compilation for Sustainable Cities & Human Settlements in the Sustainable Development Goals (… Additional Resources 6-Jan-2014
Information note - High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Urbanisation Other documents 19-Nov-2013
The Urban Opportunity: Enabling Transformative and Sustainable Development Additional Resources 18-Nov-2013
Why the World needs an Urban Sustainable Goal Additional Resources 18-Nov-2013
Resource Efficient Cities (UNEP) Additional Resources 18-Nov-2013
Safe Cities for Women and Girls Additional Resources 18-Nov-2013
Community Planning (SDI) Other documents 18-Nov-2013
Rural-Urban Dynamics and the Millennium Development Goals Additional Resources 18-Nov-2013
An Overview of Urbanization, Internal Migration, Population Distribution and Development in the world Additional Resources 18-Nov-2013
TST Issues Brief: Sustainable cities and human settlements Technical Support Team (TST) Issues Briefs 29-Oct-2013
Aide Memoire - High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Urbanisation Other documents 24-Oct-2013
Special Event on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements at the core of the Sustainable Development… Other documents 18-Sep-2013
A /68/202 - A life of dignity for all: accelerating progress towards the Millennium Developmen t Goals and advancing… Secretary-General Reports 18-Jul-2013
Flyer on Panel Discussion on Migration and Sustainable Development Other documents 23-Apr-2013
Programme for Panel Discussion on Migration and Sustainable Development Logistics 23-Apr-2013
Concept Note on Panel Discussion on Migration and Sustainable Development Other documents 23-Apr-2013
Background Paper: Patterns and Trends in Migration and Sustainable Development Other documents 23-Apr-2013
UN-HABITAT - Urban and peri-urban agriculture and forestry as a strategy for climate change adaptation… Other documents 1-Feb-2013
UN-HABITAT - Sustainable cities in post-2015 UN development agenda Other documents 1-Feb-2013
UN-HABITAT - Urbanization, wetlands and ecosystem services – a nexus we ignore at our peril Other documents 1-Feb-2013
Cluster 1: Cities Other documents 28-Aug-2012
Announcement of Special Evening Event on Human Settlement (English) Other documents 4-Jun-2012
Announcement of Special Evening Event on Human Settlement (Portuguese) Other documents 4-Jun-2012
A/60/489 - Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and… Secretary-General Reports 6-Dec-2005
E/CN.17/2005/4 - Human settlements: policy options and possible actions to expedite implementation Secretary-General Reports 9-Dec-2004
Sustainable Human Settlements Development: Report of the Task Manager Other documents 1-Mar-2004
E/CN.17/2004/6 - Progress in meeting the goals, targets and commitments of Agenda 21, the Programme for the Further… Secretary-General Reports 10-Feb-2004
Regional Implementation Meeting on Water, Sanitation and Human Settlements Outcome Documents 28-Dec-2003
REPORT OF THE AFRICA REGIONAL IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW MEETING Outcome Documents 28-Dec-2003
E/CN.17/2001/PC/9 - Report of the Secretary-General on Sustainable human settlements development and environmentally… Secretary-General Reports 14-Mar-2001
E/CN.17/1997/2/Add.6 - Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development Secretary-General Reports 27-Jan-1997
E/CN.17/1994/L. 3 - Human settlements Meeting reports 24-May-1994
E/CN.17/1994/5 - Sustainable Human Settlements Secretary-General Reports 13-Apr-1994
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Kenya Human Settlements 12-Apr-2005
Republic of Korea Human Settlements 12-Apr-2005
United States of America (Part 1) Human Settlements 12-Apr-2005
United States of America (Part 2) Human Settlements 12-Apr-2005
Major Group: Business & Industry Human Settlements 12-Apr-2005
Major Group: Indigenous Peoples Human Settlements 12-Apr-2005
Major Group: Workers & Trade Human Settlements 12-Apr-2005
Major Group: Women Human Settlements 12-Apr-2005
Azerbaijan Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Barbados Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Belgium Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Brazil Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Chile Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
China Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Cote d'Ivoire Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Czech Republic Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Estonia Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
European Union Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Finland Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
France Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Ghana Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Holy See Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Israel Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Japan Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Laos Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Lesotho Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Namibia Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Netherlands Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Norway Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Pakistan Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Portugal Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Russia Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Serbia & Montenegro Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Sierra Leone Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
South Africa Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Sweden Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Venezuela Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Major Group: Business & Industry Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
FAO Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Major Group: Farmers Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Green Cross International Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
IUCN Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Major Group: Local Authorities Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Major Group: Science & Technology Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Major Group: Workers & Trade Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
UN-HABITAT Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
WMO Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Major Group: Women Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Major Group: Children & Youth Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 21-Apr-2005
Algeria Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Angola Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Austria Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Belize Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Benin Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Botswana Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Burundi Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Canada Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Cape Verde Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Colombia Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Republic of Congo Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Cuba Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Ethiopia Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Gabon Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Guatemala Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
India Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Iran Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Jordan Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Kazakhstan Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Malaysia Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Mauritania Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Mauritius Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Nigeria Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Palestine Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Peru Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Slovenia Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Spain Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Sri Lanka Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Thailand Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Turkey Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Uganda Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
African Development Bank Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
IUCN Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
UNDP Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 22-Apr-2005
Kenya Statements 30-Apr-2004
Australia Human Settlements 2-Mar-2005
Rio Group Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 3-Mar-2005
Mexico Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 3-Mar-2005
Switzerland Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 3-Mar-2005
Major Group: Indigenous People Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 3-Mar-2005
Major Group: Local Authorities Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 3-Mar-2005
Major Group: Workers & Trade Human Settlements, Sanitation & Water 3-Mar-2005
African Group Human Settlements 3-Mar-2005
Canada Human Settlements 3-Mar-2005
China Human Settlements 3-Mar-2005
Dominican Republic Human Settlements 3-Mar-2005
European Union Human Settlements 3-Mar-2005
India Human Settlements 3-Mar-2005
Spain Human Settlements 3-Mar-2005
Major Group: Women Human Settlements 3-Mar-2005
Remarks by Bangladesh Permanent Representative Dr. Abdul Momen Statements 24-Apr-2013
Major Group: Local Authorities Statements 27-Nov-2013
Major Group: Local Authorities Statements 27-Nov-2013
EMBARQ Opening Session 6-Jan-2014
Sustainable cities and human settlements Opening Session 6-Jan-2014
Mr. Wu Hongbo Opening Session 16-Dec-2014
Sustainable cities and climate change Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
Denmark, Norway and Ireland Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
Italy, Spain and Turkey Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
Cyprus, Singapore and United Arab Emirates Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
A Safe & Sustainable Post-2015 Development Agenda Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 7-Jan-2014
A Safe & Sustainable Post-2015 Development Agenda Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 7-Jan-2014
Bangladesh Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
Brazil and Nicaragua Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
Why the world needs an urban SDG? Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
Japan Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
Nepal Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 8-Jan-2014
Sustainable cities and human settlements Opening Session 6-Jan-2014
European Union Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
Serbia Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 8-Jan-2014
Major Group: Women Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 8-Jan-2014
Argentina, Bolivia and Ecuador Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 8-Jan-2014
Major Group: Local Authorities Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
Iran Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
Peru and Mexico Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
Poland and Romania Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
Montenegro and Slovenia Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 7-Jan-2014
Major Group: Local Authorities Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 10-Jan-2014
France, Germany and Switzerland Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 8-Jan-2014
Bulgaria and Croatia Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
Commons Action for the United Nations Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 6-Jan-2014
Mr. Rafael Tuts Thematic Session I 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Esala Teleni Opening Session 16-Dec-2013
Ms. Carolina Chica Builes Thematic Session I 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Wang Dong Thematic Session II 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Wu Hongbo Closing Session 18-Feb-2013
Mr. Steven Sabey Keynote Speakers 16-Dec-2013
Dr. Xu Tang Thematic Session I 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Jean Le Pavec Thematic Session VI 18-Dec-2013
Dr. Ramli Nordin Thematic Session VII 18-Dec-2013
Mr. Tobias Otieno Ogweno Thematic Session III 16-Dec-2013
Ms. Chikako Takase Thematic Session III 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Devendra Dongol Thematic Session II 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Lu Haifeng Thematic Session VI 18-Dec-2013
Mr. Abdool Nooranee Oozeer Thematic Session II 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Xie Zhengyi Opening Session 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Zhu Minyang Thematic Session II 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Yondon-Oidov Gerelchuluun Thematic Session IV 17-Dec-2013
Dr. Termsarp Taelakul Thematic Session VII 18-Dec-2013
Mr. Ralph Wahnschafft Thematic Session V 17-Dec-2013
Ms. Qi Xiaoxia Closing Session 18-Dec-2013
Ms. Irene Giner-Reichl Thematic Session V 17-Dec-2013
Dr. The Honourable Abu Twalib Kasenally Keynote Speakers 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Donovan Storey Thematic Session VI 18-Dec-2013
Ms. Seiko Kubo Thematic Session I 16-Dec-2013
Mr. Noel Kaganda Thematic Session VII 18-Dec-2013
Mr. Sulamaniaia Malaga Thematic Session III 16-Dec-2013
Ms. Yu Yang Thematic Session VI 18-Dec-2013
Mr. Jose Henrique Penido Monteiro Thematic Session III 16-Dec-2013
Ms. Irene Giner-Reichl Thematic Session V 17-Dec-2013
Dr. Hadi Sucohyono Thematic Session II 16-Dec-2013
Dr. Liang Zhao Thematic Session V 17-Dec-2013
Mr. Jose Chong Thematic Session IV 17-Dec-2013
Canada, Israel and United States of America Sustainable cities and human settlements, sustainable transport 6-Jan-2014
China, Indonesia and Kazakhstan Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Denmark, Ireland and Norway Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Italy, Spain and Turkey Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Cyprus, Singapore and United Arab Emirates Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Finland Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS) Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Saudi Arabia Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Greece Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Iran Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
France, Germany and Switzerland Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Sweden Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Bulgaria and Croatia Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Montenegro and Slovenia Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Canada, Israel and United States of America Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
India Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Brazil and Nicaragua Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Tanzania Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Southern African Group Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Solomon Islands Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 3-Apr-2014
Bangladesh Debate on Sustainable cities and human settlements, Sustainable Consumption and Production, Climate 4-Apr-2014
Peru and Mexico Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 8-May-2014
Canada, Israel and United States of America Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
India Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
China, Indonesia and Kazakhstan Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Cyprus, Singapore and United Arab Emirates Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Major Groups’ Recommendations on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Dialogue with Major Groups 7-May-2014
Major Groups Dialogue with Major Groups 7-May-2014
Italy, Spain and Turkey Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Southern Africa Region Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Australia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Bulgaria and Croatia Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Ethiopia Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Denmark, Ireland and Norway Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Major Group: Local Authorities Dialogue with Major Groups 9-May-2014
France, Germany and Switzerland Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Iran Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Brazil and Nicaragua Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
South Africa Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Montenegro and Slovenia Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Korea Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Group of 77 and China Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 7-May-2014
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Industrialization and promoting equality between nations; Sustainable cities and human settlements 6-May-2014
Major Group: Children and Youth, Women, NGOs, Local Authorities, and Communitas… Co-chairs' meetings with Major Groups 18-Jun-2014
Mr. Gary Lewis, Resident Representative, UNDP, Tehran, Iran Opening Session 14-Oct-2014
Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-… Opening Session 14-Oct-2014
Mr. Reza Salamat, Senior Sustainable Development Officer, UN DESA, New York, and Mr.… Introduction 14-Oct-2014
Mr. Xu Jing, Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations World Tourism… Session 1 14-Oct-2014
Mr. Hamid Zagham (ICHTO) Session 1 14-Oct-2014
Mr. Sandeep Kulshreshtha, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management, Ministry… Session 1 14-Oct-2014
Mr. Warner Andrada, Office of Tourism Development Planning, Department of Tourism,… Session 1 14-Oct-2014
Mr. Zahed Ghaderi (ICHTO) Session 1 14-Oct-2014
Ms. Tri Mumpuni and Mr. Iskandar Kuntoadji, Co-founders and Managing Directors, People-… Session 1 14-Oct-2014
Mr. Hitesh Metha, HM design, Kenya Session 2 15-Oct-2014
Ms. Fen Wei, Consultant, World Bank Session 2 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Duranga Silva, Sri Lanka Tourism Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Tourism Studies,… Session 2 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Mohammad Zahedi (ICHTO) Session 3.1 15-Nov-2014
Mr. In Thoeun, Deputy Director, Ministry of Tourism, Phnom, Penh, Cambodia Session 3.2 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Ruslan Shadikov, Tajikistan Session 3.3 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Ashkan Borouj Session 3.1 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Zahed Shafiei Session 3.1 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Hasan Almasi Session 3.1 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Ralph Wahnschafft, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Development Policies, Berlin, Germany… Session 3.1 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Abolfazl Ardeshri Tajzadeh Session 3.1 15-Oct-2014
Klaus Lengefeld, Senior Advisor, Sustainable Tourism Development Programmes, German… Session 5 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Venkata Rao, Pondicherry University Puducherry, India Session 4 15-Oct-2014
Ms. Susanna Aghajanyan, Armenian Institute of Tourism Session 4 15-Oct-2014
Mr Sang-In Kang, Senior Expert, Global Strategy Center, Korea Environment Institute,… Session 4.3 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Alex A Kerr, Jr, Chiiori Trust, Kameoka-shi City, Japan Session 1 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Morteza Sharifi, Ministry of Agriculture of I.R. of Iran Session 4.3 15-Oct-2014
Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, DESA Keynote statements 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Xie Zhengyi, Party Secretary and Director of Yangzhou People’s Congress Standing… Keynote statements 15-Jan-2015
Message from Youth representatives of the Children’s Forum Keynote statements 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Yoshinobu Fukasawa, Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, UNHABITAT Session 1 15-Jan-2015
Ms. Asako Toyozumi, Water and Urban Initiative (WUI) Project, United Nations… Session 1 15-Jan-2015
Ms. Mary Jane Crisanto Ortega, Vice President of the International Council of Local… Session 1 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Xie Zhengyi, Party Secretary and Director of Yangzhou People’s Congress Standing… Keynote statements 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Dato James Chan Khay Syn, Mayor of Kuching City South Session 2 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Narumi Nakamoto, Executive Director, Office for Environmental Future City Promotion,… Session 2 15-Jan-2015
Mr. William Fernando Camargo Triana, Director, Urban Development Institute, Colombia… Session 2 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Junichiro Okata, Incumbent President of the Institute for Aging Society Gerontology… Session 2 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Mamadou Mbodj, Permanent Mission of Senegal to the United Nations Session 3 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Matomi Komura, Deputy Mayor of Toyota City Session 3 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Simon Evans, Director of Operations at the National Forest Company Session 3 15-Jan-2015
Mr. M. Aravind Babu, Assistant Secretary-General, Organization for Industrial, Spiritual… Session 3 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Shuzo Murakami, Chairman of the Institute for Building Environment and Energy… Session 4 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Chihiro Tobe, Director, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan Session 4 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Toshihiko Ota, Mayor of Toyota City Session 4 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Masayuki Kawamoto, Verification Project Team Session 4 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Junichiro Kanamori, Verification Project Team Session 4 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Masahiro Tamaki, Sumitomo Chemical Company Session 4 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Ridwan Kamil, Mayor of Bandung, Indonesia Session 4 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Stefanos Fotiou, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Regional Office for… Session 5 16-Jan-2015
Ms. Chikako Takase, Director, United Nations Centre for Regional Development Session 5 16-Jan-2015
Dr. Rajib Shaw, Professor, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto… Session 5 16-Jan-2015
Ms. Somia Omer Mohmed Gamie, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Physical Development… Session 5 16-Jan-2015
Dr. Elly Sinaga, Director-General of the Research and Development Agency, Ministry of… Session 6 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Choudhury Rudra Charan Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator, United Nations… Session 6 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Vladimir Komissarov, Deputy Director, ICBET, Moscow, Russia Session 6 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Takeo Murakami, Director for International Negotiations Management,Ministry of Land,… Session 6 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Tomomi Tamaki, Representative, Asian Development Bank Office in Japan Session 6 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Nikhil Seth, Director, Division for Sustainable Development, Department of… Closing Session 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Wu Hongbo Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Secretary-General… Opening Session 15-Jan-2015
Mr. Toshihiko Ota, Mayor of Toyota City Opening Session 13-Jan-2015
Mr. Toshihiko Ota, Mayor of Toyota City Closing Session 16-Jan-2015
Mr. Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board, TOYOTA Motor Corporation Keynote statements 13-Jan-2015
Mr. Shigeo Kitamura, State Minister of the Environment Opening Session 13-Jan-2015
Mr. Ohmura, Governor of Aichi Opening Session 21-Apr-2015

Milestones

  • January 2015 SDG 11
    SDG 11 aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. In particular, its targets 11.1-11.3 aim to ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, and enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanisation and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries, by 2030. This goal also calls for strengthening efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage, significantly reducing, by 2030, the number of deaths caused and the number of people affected by disasters,
  • January 2002 World Urban Forum- 7
    Convened by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) for the first time in 2002, the World Urban Forum (WUF) is a non-legislative technical forum, hosted in a different city every two years, responsible for examining the most pressing issues currently facing at global level in the context of human settlements, including rapid urbanization and its impact on cities, communities, economies, climate change and policies.
  • January 2001 Istanbul +5
    The GA held a Special Session in June 2001 to review and assess the implementation of the Habitat Agenda, five years after its adoption. In order to evaluate the progress undergone by each country to meet the commitments and strategies announced in the Habitat Agenda, all Member States were requested to draft a report focused on local and national implementation of the Habitat Agenda.
  • January 1996 Habitat Agenda
    The UN held a second conference on cities - Habitat II- in 1996 in Istanbul, Turkey. The conference aimed at appraising two decades of progress since Habitat I and at identifying fresh goals for the new millennium. Adopted by 171 countries, the outcome political document – the Habitat Agenda – contained over 100 commitments and 600 recommendations.
  • January 1992 Agenda 21 (Chap. 7)
    Chap. 7 of Agenda 21 is dedicated to Promoting Sustainable Human Settlement Development, whose objective is the improvement of the social, economic and environmental quality of human settlements and the living and working environments of all people, in particular the urban and rural poor.
  • Also known as the Brundtland Report, Our Common Future was published in 1987 with the aim of reaffirming the spirit of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment - the Stockholm Conference. Chapter 6 of the Report is entitled "The Urban Challenge" and focuses on the significant increase that developing world's urban population has experienced between 1940 and 1980. It also formulates projections about its future trends and urges Third World Cities to take measures to improve capacity to produce and manage their urban infrastructure, services. Furthermore, the Report identifies the problems faced by many cities in both developing and developed countries and calls governments to design explicit settlements strategies to guide the process of urbanization.
  • January 1985 World Habitat Day
    With the adoption of Resolution 40/202 in 1985, the first Monday of October of every year has been designated by the UN GA as World Habitat Day. The first World Habitat Day was celebrated in 1986. The World Habitat Day aims at reflecting on the state of towns and cities at global level, on the basic right of all to adequate shelter and at raising awareness of what can be done at individual level to shape a better future for these settlements.
  • January 1976 Vancouver Declaration
    Held in Vancouver in 1976 and known as the first international UN conference to fully recognize the challenge of urbanization, Habitat I resulted in: the establishment of the precursors of UN-Habitat: the United Nations Commission on Human Settlements – an intergovernmental body – and the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (commonly referred to as “Habitat”), which served as the executive secretariat of the Commission.

Paragraph 89 of the 2030 Agenda calls on major groups and other stakeholders, including local authorities, to report on their contribution to the implementation of the Agenda. Local and regional governments have a wealth of valuable experience in the "localization" of the 2030 Agenda, where they provide leadership in the mobilization of a wide range of stakeholders, the facilitation of "bottom-up" and inclusive processes, and the formation of multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Please follow this link to see a list of reports from local authorities.