Calendar: Toward Habitat III

Tracking the SDGs, COP 21 and Habitat III processes. Updated 29 February.


What follows is a month-by-month breakdown of important events in four interlocking global discussions, those around Financing for Development (FFD), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris climate summit (COP 21) and the Habitat III cities conference (H3).

As Citiscope’s reporting will continue to cover, each of these discussions will lead directly into the Habitat III process and the drafting of the New Urban Agenda in very specific, though yet-to-be-determined ways. Leveraging these interlinkages, however, can only take place if all involved are clear on the common schedule.

This calendar functions as a companion to Citiscope’s narrative explainer on the processes that will get us to Habitat III in October 2016, “The Road to Quito”. While this timeline will offer a far more granular, regularly updated view of major events taking place up to the conference, it will not be comprehensive. Useful additional calendars include those for the post-2015 development process, the UNFCCC, the Financing for Development conference, UN-Habitat and the World Urban Campaign.

For a full calendar of global cities-related conferences and events, see Citiscope’s calendar here.

Questions, comments? E-mail Citiscope’s Habitat III editor at cbiron [at] citiscope [dot] org.

And don’t miss out: Sign up for Citiscope’s weekly Habitat III newsletter here.

May 2016

2 May 2016
H3: Deadline for submitting accreditation applications for Habitat III conference

6 May 2016
H3: New Urban Agenda ‘Zero draft’ document expected

16-17 May 2016
H3: Local Authorities Informal Hearings
New York

18-20 May 2016
H3: Informal Intergovernmental Negotiations
New York

31 May - 1 June 2016
H3: Prepcity Task Force Meeting 2
Berlin, Germany
Organized by Metropolis

June 2016

1-3 June 2016
H3: German Habitat Forum

6-7 June 2016
H3: Civil Society Informal Hearings
New York

8-10 June 2016
H3: Informal Intergovernmental Negotiations
New York

29 June - 1 July 2016
H3: Informal Intergovernmental Negotiations
New York

June-July 2016
SDGs: High-Level Political Forum, first review of implementation
New York

July 2016

July 2016
H3: General Assembly of Partners meeting

25-27 July 2016
H3: Third meeting of the Habitat III Preparatory Committee (PrepCom 3)
Surabaya, Indonesia

October 2016

October 2016
H3: General Assembly of Partners meeting
Quito, Ecuador

17-20 October 2016
H3: Habitat III conference!

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