Future of Housing and Urban Development
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the United Arab Emirates Hosts the Third Arab Forum for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (AMFHUDIII) in cooperation with the Ministerial Council for Housing and Construction of the League of Arab States and the Regional Office for Arab States of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT-ROAS), as well as the preparatory technical meetings and the 36th session of the Arab Ministerial Council for Housing and Construction.
The Arab Forum for Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (AMFHUD) has been established as a biannual regional consultative mechanism on housing and sustainable urban development issues hosted by one of the Arab countries and organized in partnership with the Ministerial Council for Housing and Construction of the League of Arab States, relevant Ministries of the Arab member states and the technical support of UN-Habitat-ROAS.
The forum aims at discussing and presenting new Arab visions and finding innovative solutions and effective mechanisms to meet the current and emerging challenges at the urban, economic, social and environmental levels in the Arab world. The forum aims at spreading awareness about sustainable urban development, exchanging valuable experiences among Arab countries, and presenting leading initiatives to highlight best practices in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of housing and urban development plans and strategies. With these objectives, AMFHUD2 will also facilitate and strengthen regional cooperation around housing and urban sustainable development issues with reference to international trends.
In this regard, AMFHUD2 provides a platform for discussion, exchange and presentation of innovative solutions, lessons learned and cooperation initiatives that would act as drivers of change to accelerate progress on the urban components of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda guided by the Action Framework for Implementation of the New Urban Agenda and and the urban components of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, in particular Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 “making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.
The forum consists of a series of technical sessions focused on specific and comprehensive themes organized in coordination with the Arab countries and bringing together specialists in the field of housing and urban development, and resulting in a set of recommendations and initiatives for cooperation with regard to the subject of discussion to be endorsed by the Arab Ministerial Council for Housing and Construction.
Un-Habitat Regional Offices of Arab States