EASTERN REGIONAL ORGANISATION FOR PLANNING AND HUMAN SETTLEMENTS
(EAROPH) AUSTRALIA INC.
Above photos from the EAROPH 25th World Congress 2016 in Kota Kinabalu and Habitat III in Quito Equador
NEW URBAN AGENDA
Melbourne Convention Centre
4th-5th May 2017
Followed by the EAROPH Australia AGM on 6th May 2017,
On the 20th October the Habitat III conference agreed the New Urban Agenda (NUA) as the next phase of the UN Habitat program. The NUA will shape and direct urban policy for the next twenty years in the 167 signatory nations. The Australian Government representative at the conference Gillian Bird, Permanent Ambassador to the Permanent Delegation for Australia to the United Nations endorsed the NUA on behalf of the Australian Government.For all nations, the challenge posed by the NUA is to achieve effective implementation over the next 20 years. Governments globally will not be able to do this without the collaboration of a wide range of financial, private sector, public sector, academic and not-for-profit agencies.
The conference will bring together a wide range of stakeholders from government, civil society, academia and the business community. As well as keynote speakers, the conference will provide significant workshop content to address specific professional interests and foster multi-disciplinary collaboration. EAROPH is one of the sponsors of this conference.
Go to the Conference website
EAROPH Australia is the Australian national chapter of EAROPH which is a non- governmental multi-sectoral civil society organisation encompassing the private, public and academic sectors and was established in 1960 to foster the exchange of insights and experiences among countries in the EAROPH region.It promotes a better understanding of Human Settlements and encourages excellence in planning, development and management to improve the quality of life and sustainability of human settlements.EAROPH Australia's vision and focus document can be found here.
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LINKS TO EAROPH WEBSITES
EAROPH - Indonesia
International Federation of Housing and Planning
DOWNLOAD EAROPH'S CONTRIBUTION TO HABITAT III
Summary of Recommendations to the New Urban Agenda
EAROPH SUBMISSION TO THE AUSTRALIAN FOREIGN POLICY WHITE PAPER
Download it here