In October 2016, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to be held in Quito, will adopt the New Urban Agenda, a document which is expected to provide guidance on the development of urban policies around the world for the next 20 years. The process of discussion and consultation leading to Habitat III is now coming to an end, with a ‘zero draft’ of the New Urban
Agenda released on 6 May 2016 and a revised version published on 18 June 2016.
The Committee on Culture of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) has drafted this Position Document on behalf of the signatories below, which have later contributed to and enriched it. The Committee on Culture of UCLG works in this area since 2004, when the Agenda 21 for culture was adopted.