This plenary session will discuss youth consultations findings in regards of Habitat-Ill from that have been done by partnering institutions around the world. Through it, Urban Youth Meeting will emphasize the importance of Habitat-Ill for youth and how youth perceive their future city to be like.
This plenary session aims to take stock of youth actions in the context of Habitat III consultations, on this eve of the third and last PrepCom3 and with forward-looking perspectives towards the New Urban Agenda, and beyond.
First, the session will look back at some of the youth (and children) consultations, youth-led initiatives, and youth-inclusive advocacy work that have taken place for the Habitat III process at the global, regional, national, local (sub-national) and thematic levels. The session will then promote key upcoming PrepCom3 side events that will be highlighting the critical and positive role of the younger generation in the New Urban Agenda. Finally, the speakers, the audience in Surabaya, and urban youth and their supporters around the globe are all invited to look forward to possible agreement on New Urban Agenda and, more significantly, its future – sustainable housing and urban development in the next 20 years. The youths’ plans and hopes for Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador may be discussed. Acknowledging that New Urban Agenda must be implemented, monitored and evaluated, the focus will, however, be on beyond Quito. The session will also benefit from comparative perspective and insights from youth work on SDG advocacy since the adoption of the global goals.
Venue: University of 17 Agustus (UNTAG), Surabaya
Jl. Semolowaru No.45, Menur Pumpungan, Sukolilo, Surabaya, East Java
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