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Canadian Leadership on Inclusive Cities
Canadian Commission for UNESCO co-hosted major panels at Habitat III
The United Nations' Agenda 2030 has identified "Sustainable Cities and Communities" as a key Sustainable Development Goal. The New Urban Agenda, adopted during the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III) that was held in Quito, Ecuador, from October 17-20, 2016, will concretely contribute to fulfill this goal. CCUNESCO was pleased to be a part of this major international event that brought together over 30,000 stakeholders in one place.
In collaboration with UNESCO, we co-organized two panels where members of the International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities (ICCAR) as well as city actors from around the world shared insights on urban inclusion and sustainable development. Representatives from two Canadian cities, Saskatoon (Saskatchewan) and Châteauguay (Quebec) for the Montréal Metropolitan Community, were amongst the panellists.
Through our active participation, we contributed to:
Translating the ambitious 2030 Agenda into the context of cities and human settlements around the world, the New Urban Agenda, adopted at Habitat III, articulates a vision for sustainable urban development with inclusion, human rights and freedom from all forms of discrimination in cities as cross-cutting themes. The New Urban Agenda is an action-oriented document that sets global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage and live in cities by drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors at all levels of government and the private sector. Learn more.
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CCUNESCO Press Release
NEW: Creating Inclusive and Equitable Cities (2016) showcasing CCMARD contributions to Agenda 2030
''Culture: Urban Future'' -UNESCO’s Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development (2016)
Agreed Draft of the New Urban Agenda
Canada's Report to Habitat III (2016)