The Kingdom of Morocco will host the first African Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development (AMFHUD) on 11-12 May 2016.
The meeting, under the theme: ‘City Policies and Sustainable Development’ is being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Habitat and City Policy. Jointly organized with UN-Habitat, this Forum is meant to complement, on a global scale, the preparatory process leading to Habitat III: The third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in Quito, Ecuador (17-21 October 2016). This forum is also meant to contribute, on a regional scale, in addressing the issue of cities and their development and sustainability in Africa. The Forum will also give Morocco an opportunity to showcase its approach in line with the New Urban Agenda, to be adopted by the international community at Habitat III, and to promote the post-2015 Agenda spelt out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”
The event will also tackle the issue of city sustainability, while keeping an eye on climate change, as per the recommendations of COP21 (Paris, December 2015) and in preparation for COP22, which Morocco will be hosting in November 2016.