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The fourth Pacific Urban Forum (PUF) brings together Pacific Island nations, local governments, development partners, NGOs and other practitioners to discuss the region's urban challenges and identify sustainable solutions to these issues.

In 2007, and again in 2011, the PUF reviewed and endorsed the Pacific Urban Agenda (PUA) as a regional framework to guide urban decision making.

Over the last decade, Pacific Island governments and partners have initiated a variety of legislative reforms, policy developments and local strategies that promote more equitable urban management approaches and the inclusion of urban environmental issues in development frameworks.

This upcoming PUF aims to advance practical solutions, innovative financing and visionary planning to better meet the present challenges and future needs of a rapidly urbanizing region.

Sessions will identify and discuss key priority issues for sustainable urban development in the Pacific in relation to the post 2015 Development Agenda and Habitat III.