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Apply: High-level Meeting of UN General Assembly on the New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat, 5-6 September 2017 at UN Headquarters in New York

Habitat 4 5 September HLM bannerOn 5-6 September 2017, the President of the UN General Assembly will convene a two-day High-level Meeting of the General Assembly to discuss the effective implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the positioning of UN-Habitat in this regard, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/256. At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly (OPGA), UN-NGLS is facilitating a process to identify:

  • 3 stakeholder representatives to speak at the end of each of the two plenary segments;
  • 3 stakeholders to speak during the panel discussion on "Implementing the New Urban Agenda and the SDGs - the role of the multi-stakeholder collaboration";
  • stakeholders to ask questions during the panel discussions (via video);
  • stakeholders wishing to attend this event as observers.

Apply here to speak, attend or propose questions:

UN-NGLS will facilitate a stakeholder Selection Committee for the evaluation and short-listing of the candidates for the speaking roles, as well as the short-listing of the proposed questions for the panels, to be presented to OPGA for their consideration. The Committee will ensure regional and gender balance, and diversity of constituency and expertise in the overall set of candidates. The President of the General Assembly will make the final selection of the speakers for this event.

Apply for the Stakeholder Selection Committee here:
  6 August 2017 - Stakeholder Selection Committee
  7 August 2017 - Stakeholder speaking roles
13 August 2017 - Propose questions for panel discussions
20 August 2017 - Attend as observer

More information about the event, including the provisional programme and concept note, can be found here: http://www.un.org/pga/71/event-latest/high-level-meeting-on-new-urban-agenda-and-un-habitat/

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