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Source: Small Island Developing States

The 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2019), co-organized by the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the World Urban Campaign (WUC), will convene on the theme, ‘Sustainable Development of Cities and Human Settlements in the Digital Era’.

The Forum aims to provide a platform for high-level dialogue among participating stakeholders from around the world and especially from Africa to look for leapfrogging opportunities that the digital revolution is bringing for sustainable cities and human settlements. Participants will share innovative policies, strategies, technologies and examples on sustainable cities and human settlements, and seek to: strengthen advocacy and capacity building; foster new partnerships; boost urban innovation; accelerate effective actions; and support African and other countries in developing inclusive green sustainable economy, promoting cooperation in the context of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and driving progress towards achieving SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda (NUA).

The 2018 GFHS annual session, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, in October 2018, is summarized here.

dates: 5-6 September 2019
location: Addis Ababa, Adis Abeba, Ethiopia
www: https://www.uneca.org/gfhs-2019

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