Quito, host of Habitat III in 2016

The capital of Ecuador, Quito, is to host the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, Habitat III, in October 2016.The aim of this conference is to guarantee political commitment to sustainable urban development and approach the challenges of the global New Urban Agenda.

Furthermore, as part of the preparations for Habitat III, the Member States, local organisations and other institutions have the chance to organise thematic or regional meetings to guarantee an inclusive society. These meetings will be held in May 2015 and February 2016, and institutions interested in holding them have until the 15 February to submit their applications to the Habitat III Secretariat.