WSSFellows at Habitat III

Six World Social Science Fellows will join the discussions on the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III, which begins today in Quito, Ecuador.

The Fellows will participate in a number of discussions and events, reporting on developments in the official conference proceedings, as well as attending side events on the fringes of the conference. The Fellows will attend the conference as part of the International Council for Science (ICSU) delegation and will participate in events organized by both ICSU and the Cities Alliance.

The Fellows taking part are Arnisson Andre C. Ortega (Philippines); Peter Omu Elias (Nigeria); Natalie Rosales Pérez (Mexico); Sohail Ahmad (India); Rodrigo Mora (Chile) and Tracy-Ann .N. Hyman (Jamaica).

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, the third in a series of conferences which began in 1976. Habitat III is intended to ‘reinvigorate’ the global political commitment to the sustainable development of urban areas. It will result in a ‘New Urban Agenda’ that will set a new global strategy around urbanization for the next two decades in the light of the post-2015 development agenda and climate change goals.