kigaliOn the 3rd to 6th of September, 2013, the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States, the European Commission, and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) hosted the 2nd International Tripartite Conference on Sustainable Urbanisation for Urban Poverty Eradication, with a special focus on Slum Upgrading and Community Empowerment.

Convened as part of the flagship programme of the ACP Group of States, EC and UN-Habitat—the Participatory Slum Upgrading Programme (PSUP)—the Conference culminated in the adoption by Ministers, Parliamentarians, Mayors and urban experts of the Kigali Declaration on Sustainable Urbanisation for Poverty Reduction, representing an important step in bolstering political commitment among ACP States to develop appropriate policies and programmes for achieving sustainable urbanisation.

This document reports on the proceedings and key messages of the Conference and its culmination in the Kigali Declaration.