Ecuador will be hosting the October 2016 summit, which will adopt a 20-year global strategy on urbanization known as the New Urban Agenda. Many advocates see Habitat III as a critical opportunity to cement the implementation of the SDGs.
The Ecuadorian proposal, delivered on 27 July, came in response to the latest draft SDGs outcome document, which was released Sunday evening. In addition to a listing of the full 17 goals and 169 targets, the document includes two sections of introductory material, a preamble and a declaration. Both of these sections include explicit references to cities.
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