The consultations are now complete and the New Urban Agenda draft outcome document for adoption in Quito, October 2016 has been agreed. See: habitat-iii-new-urban-agenda-10-september-2016

Anna Moreno, the Habitat III Secretariat Coordinator stated that: “This document has been the result of a collaborative and inclusive effort since the release of the Zero Draft, continuously involving not only the UN Member States, but also local and sub-national governments, civil society, independent experts, and the UN system, to ensure that an inclusive range of voices and views would be heard in the New Urban Agenda.”

The Eastern Regional Organisation for Planning and Human Settlements (EAROPH) was a contributor to the document. Kerry McGovern represented EAROPH at the Huariou Commission’s expert working group on engendering the New Urban Agenda. She then attended the General Assembly of Partners (GAP) meeting where EAROPH took responsibility for coordinating feedback from GAP members on Issues Paper 7 Municipal Finance and Issues Paper 12 Local Economic Development. The draft outcome document is the result of a huge collaboration of nation states, local and sub-national governments, civil society, independent experts and the UN.

K McGovern & Associates is proud of its contribution to the New Urban Agenda and values the partnerships generated during its preparation. 

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Kerry McGovern, Public Sector Governance, Asset and Financial Management Specialist with Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Prof. Emma Porio at Ataneo de Manila University.

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