The bi-decennial UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) is on the way! The conference will bring together around 30,000 people, among them mayors and governors, urban experts and youth to adopt the New Urban Agenda - a document that will guide the world in making our cities a better place to live.

As an once-in-a-youth-time opportunity, SDSN Youth will be there to launch the Local Pathways Fellowship, an initiative to empower youth globally in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda in cities and local communities.  

The SDSN Youth delegation, led by Dan Koon-hong Chan (Hong Kong) and Mariele Hernandez (Mexico), will speak at and support the following events:

  1. Civil Society Dialogue, Children and Youth Assembly
    When?  11:15 am - 1:00 pm, 15 October 2016
    Where?  Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión"
     

  2. Sustainable Urban Development Youth Initiatives Showcase, Children and Youth Assembly
    When?  2:00 pm - 3:45 pm, 15 October 2016
    Where?  Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión"
     

  3. Side event: Global Lessons to Local Action: Share Your Local Experience to Craft Better Urban Sustainability Toolkits
    When?  9:30 am - 10:30 am, 17 October 2016
    Where?  R18, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión"

  4. Networking Event: Youth Initiatives in the Quest for Urban Inclusion: Emerging voices and Networks
    When?  2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 18 October 2016
    Where?  R3, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión"

  5. Global Forum on Human Settlements: Low Carbon City
    When?  2:30 pm - 3:30 pm, 18 October 2016
    Where?  Best Western Premier CPlaza Hotel

  6. Our young cities of tomorrow: How can we ensure their resilience today?
    When?  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 18 October 2016
    Where?  Sustainable Cities Campus (Campus de Ciudades Sostenibles), Centro de Convenciones Eugenio Espejo

  7. Networking event: Enhancing urban resilience through regions
    When?  4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 19 October 2016
    Where?  R7, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión"

  8. Side event: Promoting Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Growth and a New Urban Agenda
    When?  8:00 am - 9:00 am, 20 October 2016
    Where?  R18, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana "Benjamín Carrión"

  9. Urban talk: The New School Global Urban Future Project
    When?  12:00 pm - 12:30 pm, 20 October 2016
    Where?  National Assembly

  10. Argentina's National Urban and Habitat Plan
    When? 12.45 pm- 1.00pm, 18 Tuesday 2016
    Where? Casa de la Cultura (Urban Stage)

If you will be in Quito or interested in supporting us on the Local Pathways Fellowship, please reach out to Dan (dan.chan@sdsnyouth.org) and Mariele (mariele.hernandez@sdsnyouth.org).  See you soon!