Second World Assembly of
Local and Regional Governments
The 2016 World Summit will also see the celebration of the second session of the Second World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments, the mechanism through which the local and regional government constituency will make its official inputs to the New Urban Agenda that will be adopted at the Habitat III Conference in October 2016.
The World Assembly has been officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in recognition of the role local authorities and communities play in sustainable urban development and in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The World Assembly is an initiative of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF), facilitated by UCLG.
The Second World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments is a three part process.
The first session of the Second World Assembly was celebrated in New York, on the 15th of May 2016, in the Framework of the Habitat III Local Authorities Hearings.
The second session will be celebrated onthe 14th October from 14:00 to 15:30 during the World Summit of Bogotá. It will see around 800 participants adopt a joint statement by local and regional governments to the Habitat III Conference.
The third session of the Assembly will be held onthe 16th October from 15:00 to 18:00 in the framework of the Habitat III Conference in Quito.Here, over 300 local and regional leaders, representing different global networks of local and regional governments, will submit their joint statement to Habitat III and commit to contribute to the achievement of the New Urban Agenda.
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