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Habitat III is the Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to take place in 2016. This was decided in General Assembly Resolution 66/ 207. Resolution 67/216 decided on modalities, preparatory activities and format of the conference. 

It will be one of the first global conferences after the Post 2015 Development Agenda. It is an opportunity to discuss and chart new pathways in response to the challenges of urbanization and the opportunities it offers for the implementation of the sustainable development goals. The conference promises to be unique in bringing together diverse urban actors such as governments, local authorities , civil society, the private sector, academic institutions and all relevant interest groups to review urban and housing policies affecting the future of cities within an international governance architecture , with a view to generate a ‘New Urban Agenda’ for the 21st century which recognizes the ever – changing dynamics of human civilization.

Habitat I, Habitat II and the Habitat Agenda
The transformative power of urbanization
Key elements to consider at Habitat III
What will Habitat III offer?
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