part of the preparatory process towards Habitat III, Member States, local
organizations and other institutions are encouraged to organize regional or
thematic meetings to ensure an inclusive and focused discussion on sustainable
urban development for a New Urban Agenda.
Conference welcomes the participation and contributions of all Member States
and relevant stakeholders, including parliamentarians, civil society
organizations, regional and local government and municipality representatives,
professionals and researchers, academia, foundations, women and youth groups,
trade unions, and the private sector, as well as organizations of the United
Nations system and intergovernmental organizations.
line with the Habitat III Roadmap,
meetings will be organized from May 2015 to February 2016. Member States, local
organizations and institutions wishing to express their interest in officially
hosting a regional or thematic meeting on the path to Habitat III are required
to send an official communication to the Habitat III Secretariat, at Habitat3Secretariat@un.org, before 15 February
details, please refer to the attached document ‘Call for Expression of Interest for
Regional and Thematic meetings’ and the Habitat III portal here.