Call for Regional and Thematic meetings for Habitat III-1As part of the preparatory process towards Habitat III, Member States, local organizations and other institutions are encouraged to organize regional or thematic meetings to ensure an inclusive and focused discussion on sustainable urban development for a New Urban Agenda.

The Conference welcomes the participation and contributions of all Member States and relevant stakeholders, including parliamentarians, civil society organizations, regional and local government and municipality representatives, professionals and researchers, academia, foundations, women and youth groups, trade unions, and the private sector, as well as organizations of the United Nations system and intergovernmental organizations.

In line with the Habitat III Roadmap, meetings will be organized from May 2015 to February 2016. Member States, local organizations and institutions wishing to express their interest in officially hosting a regional or thematic meeting on the path to Habitat III are required to send an official communication to the Habitat III Secretariat, at, before 15 February 2015

For details, please refer to the attached document ‘Call for Expression of Interest for Regional and Thematic meetings’ and the Habitat III portal here.