Morocco continues to take a leadership role in shaping the agenda for global issues, in this case, organizing an African Forum on Housing and Urban Development in advance of the 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development:
The Kingdom of Morocco, represented by the Ministry of Habitat and City Policy organised the first African Ministerial Forum on Housing and Urban Development (AMFHUD) on 11-12 May 2016, in Rabat under the theme: City Policies and Sustainable Development. Jointly organized with UN-Habitat, the Forum aimed at complementing, on a global scale, the preparatory process leading to Habitat III: The third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in Quito, Ecuador (17-21 October 2016).
It was also meant to contribute, on a regional scale, in addressing the issue of cities and their development and sustainability in Africa. The Forum gave Morocco and the African continent, represented by 17 ministerial delegations, an opportunity to showcase their approach towards the New Urban Agenda, to be adopted by the international community at Habitat III, and to promote the post-2015 Agenda spelt out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable…[FULL STORY]