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Habitat III - UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development 04/11/2016 Sharon Gil, program officer on Cities and Buildings for the Cities and Lifestyles Unit at the Economy Division of UN Environment (UNEP).

On November 4th 2016, Sharon Gil, program officer on Cities and Buildings for the Cities and Lifestyles Unit at the Economy Division of UN Environment (UNEP) joined the IPLI Foundation to participate in a Paris Speaker Series Symposium. Students, researchers and alumni from Sciences Po Paris were invited to join Ms. Gil to discuss the recently concluded UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). As the lead on cities work, Ms. Gil has been involved in Habitat III work from the very beginning and was key to promoting UN Environment's position in the New Urban Agenda that was adopted during this conference.

Over the course of the symposium, Ms. Gil described her experience working at Habitat III and engaged with the Sciences Po academic community in a discussion surrounding the potential public policy ramifications of the conference.

Habitat III is a unique initiative that began in 1976 and occurs once every 20 years. In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly convened the Habitat III Conference to reinvigorate the global commitment to sustainable urbanization, to focus on the implementation of a New Urban Agenda, building on the Habitat Agenda of Istanbul in 1996. Habitat III took place in Quito, Ecuador.

For more information on Habit III, please visit:  https://habitat3.org/

On November 4th 2016, Sharon Gil, program officer on Cities and Buildings for the Cities and Lifestyles Unit at the Economy Division of UN Environment (UNEP) joined the IPLI Foundation to participate in a Paris Speaker Series Symposium. Students, researchers and alumni from Sciences Po Paris were invited to join Ms. Gil to discuss the recently concluded UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). As the lead on cities work, Ms. Gil has been involved in Habitat III work from the very beginning and was key to promoting UN Environment's position in the New Urban Agenda that was adopted during this conference.

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