Read the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda for Habitat III

07 May 2016
Read the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda for Habitat III

The zero draft of the outcome document to be adopted at the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016 is now available for download.

The Habitat III zero draft was submitted on 6 May 2016 by the Bureau of the Preparatory Committee and will be discussed at the upcoming session of the informal intergovernmental negotiations and informal hearings with local authorities associations and civil society organizations in May, June, and July 2016, as decided by the General Assembly resolution A/70/210.

The New Urban Agenda aims to be a concise, action-oriented, forward-looking, and universal framework of actions for housing and sustainable urban development. The publication of the zero draft opens the next chapter of the Habitat III roadmap.

The Habitat III preparatory process started in September 2014 and will continue until the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the Habitat III Conference in Surabaya, Indonesia, in July 2016. The zero draft has been prepared on the basis of inputs from broad regional and thematic consultations, as well as the policy recommendations elaborated by the policy units and comments thereon received by participating states and all stakeholders.

Click here to download and read the zero draft document.

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