WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

12th WUC Steering Committee Meeting

SCM12 will be held from 11 - 12 April in Nairobi/Kenya

In line with the meeting schedule for WUC, the SCM12 will, amongst others, discuss the partners' consensus document The City We Need, launched in March 2014, the road map towards Habitat III and WUC Partners campaign activities.

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HABITAT III

General Assembly of Partners

First GAP Meeting in Nairobi/Kenya on 13 April 2015

This month, the first meeting of the General Assembly of Partners (GAP) will be held at the United Nations Headquarted in Nairobi, Kenya on 13 April 2015. The Meeting is managed by the Habitat III Secretariat and will take place one day before the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom2) of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).

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HABITAT III

Second session of the Preparatory Committee for Habitat III

PrepCom2 will be held from 14 - 16 April 2015

The second session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from Tuesday, 14 April to Thursday,16 April 2015.

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UN-HABITAT

25th session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat

GC25 will be held from 17 - 23 April 2015

The Governing Council is an intergovernmental decision- making body for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat). It meets biennially and reports to the General Assembly of the United Nations through the Economic and Social Council, particularly on programmatic issues. The 25th session of the Governing Council of UN-Habitat will take place from 17 - 23 April 2015, at the United Nations Offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

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ARCADIS

ARCADIS celebrates five years of the Shelter Programme

ARCADIS and UN-Habitat have celebrated the fifth anniversary of Shelter, their partnership aimed at improving the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Through the Programme, which was first established in March 2010, ARCADIS provides pro-bono expertise for UN-Habitat's humanitarian projects, contributions to key activities of UN-Habitat.

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CITISCOPE

Launching major coverages "Towards Habitat III"

Citiscope's news coverage will include analysis and updates on each of these processes. In addition, they will offer a stream of news reports on Habitat III-related activities, including "explainers" throwing light on sometimes hard-to-grasp UN procedures.

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UNITED CITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS (UCLG)

Local and regional governments meet in Nairobi to prepare their contributions to Habitat III

Local and Regional Governments (LRG) will be actively contributing to the global agenda discussions through the Global Taskforce of Local an Regional Governments, a consultation mechanism that gathers all mayor networks.

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WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

Letter from the WUC Chair

Voices from the Past, Voices for the Future: Habitat III: The General Assembly of Partners

On the eve of the PrepCom for Habitat III whose agenda includes finalizing the evolving role of public participation for the upcoming conference in Quito in 2016, assessing the non-member state .........

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WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN

New WUC Brochure - NOW AVAILABLE

The World Urban Campaign has updated its brochure, which is now available for download on the World Urban Campaign website under "Resources": www.worldurbancampaign.org. Disseminate to your networks and increase the Campaign outreach.

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Associated Research Centers for the Urban Underground Space (ACUUS)

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Smart Cities Initiative for North Africa (SCI-NA)

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Habitat III: General Assembly of Partners (GAP), 13 April 2015, 10:00 a.m - 5:00p.m., CR 2, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE
SPECIAL #PrepCom2 Side Events

1. PrepCom2 Side Event: Cities Alliance: The Role of Partnerships in the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, 14 April 2015, 13:30 - 14:30 p.m., Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

2. PrepCom2 Side Event: Global Taskforce (GTF): Local and Regional Governments' Contributions to Habitat III: Priorities, Expectations and Challenges for Sustainable Cities and Territories, 14 April 2015, 18:30 - 19:30 p.m., Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

3. PrepCom2 Side Event: UCLG: Local and Regional Governments' Contributions to Habitat III: Priorities, Expectations and Challenges for Sustainable Cities and Territories, 14 April 2015, 18:30 -19:30 p.m., CR 10, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

4. PrepCom2 Side Event: University of Pennsylvania: The Straight Path to Habitat III: From the City We Need to the SDG's to the New Urban Agenda, 15 April 2015, 13:30 -14:30 p.m., CR 9, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

5. PrepCom2 Side Event: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI): Know your city: Community-Collected Data at the Basis for Partnerships towards Inclusive Urban Development, 15 April 2015, 13:30 -14:30 p.m., CR 10, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

6. PrepCom2 Side Event: Huairou Commission: Grass Roots Communities and City Management Best Practice Highlights, 15 April 2015, 18:30 -19:30 p.m., CR 9, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

7. PrepCom2 Side Event: ISOCARP: The Role of Spatially Focused Strategies in Addressing Urban Challenges in the Post-2015 Context, 16 April 2015, 13:30 -14:30 p.m., CR 9, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

8. PrepCom2 Side Event: Citiscope: Media and Habitat III, 16 April 2015, 13:30 -14:30 p.m., Media Room, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

 

All PrepCom2 Side Events are be listed on the Habitat III website: www.habitat3.org

SPECIAL #GC25 Side Events

1. GC25 Side Event: Building ans Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) et al.: World Habitat Awards 2014-15 The Winners Stories, 17 April 2015, 2 -2:35 p.m., CR14; Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

2. GC25 Side Event: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) et al.: Participatory and Inclusive Land Readjustment (PILaR) as a means to promote Sustainable Urban Development, 20 April 2015, 2 -2:45 p.m., CR11, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

3. GC25 Side Event: Habitat for Humanity: Enhancing Urban-Rural Linkages across the Continuum of Human Settlements to Harness the Transformative Power of Urbanization for Sustainable Development throught land and conflict management, 20 April 2015, 2 -2:45 p.m., CR14, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

4. GC25 Side Event: Huairou Comission & Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI): Grassroots Mechanism a tools to promote meaningful engagement and gender equality: the way forward to localizing the Post 2015 development agenda and existing urban/rural linkages, 20 April 2015, 6 -6:45 p.m., CR10, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

5. GC25 Side Event: Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) et al.: TRacking Urban Poverty Reduction for Sustainable and Inclusive Urbanization, 21 April 2015, 6 -6:45 p.m, CR11, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

A list of all GC25 Side Events can be found on the GC25 website: http://unhabitat.org/gc25side-events/

#PartnersEvents

1. Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments (GTF): Local and regional Governments Preparatory Meeting, 12 April 2015, Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

2. UCLG & GTF: Policy Dialogue with Local and Regional Governments, 13 April 2015, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Nairobi/Kenya PARTICIPATE

3. ISOCARP: Global Tourism Cities Conference 2015, 12-13 May 2015, Sarawak/Malaysia PARTICIPATE

4. Smart Cities Initiative for North Africa (SCI-NA): 2nd International Summit for Smart Cities in North Africa (ISSC), 12 - 13 May 2015, Rabat/Morocco PARTICIPATE

5. ACCUS: ACUUS 2016 - 15th World Conference, 12 - 16 September 2016, St.Pertersburg/Russia PARTICIPATE

#SavetheDate: URBAN THINKERS CAMPUSES 2015/2016

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