International discussion

This session’s goal is to contribute to the international conversation about youth and cities governance and it’s importance to the urban sustainable development agenda.

After the end of the project, it was commonly understood that the next step of the initiative should be link the results of the local level to the international discussion, in order to foster knowledge exchange and enhance the existing collaboration networks among youth.

The way we chose to do it, was to systematize the demands young people have for their cities around the world and create a content to serve as a reference for youth improve and articulate their own discussions, as well as advocate in national and international urban discussions, and make their voice heard.

The work was specially aimed to contribute to the discussions of The Third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) – The New Urban Agenda (NUA), but it should not be restricted to it. Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, Population and Development Agenda, Human Rights Agenda, and other international agendas are also agendas to which the urban issue is central, since we live in an urban world and cities are core to achieve more just and sustainable societies.

Currently, a large number of our cities are young, but not for too long. Today, about one quarter of world population (24,7%) is between 15 and 29 years old (U.S Census Bureau, 2014) and by 2050 it is expected that there will be more people aged 60 or over than adolescents and youth aged 10-24 years (DESA, World Population Ageing 2015: Highlights, 2015, p.1). So, young people are an asset –they are the ones that are key to our demographic transition, but they are also subject of rights –the ones who will suffer the consequences of bad decisions. And they need to be heard. It is mandatory to be accountable to them and make sure they participate to the construction of the cities and societies they want to live in.

The following content was developed based on the results of various documents –consultations results, position papers, declarations, project reports and event reports –written and/or subscribed by youths. The systematization was classified in thematic areas, further detailed in an objective list of the demands youths have for the implementation of a Sustainable Urban Agenda and for the cities they want to live in.

It should also be a reminder that no challenge faced within cities can be overcome without young people, nor any model of a great city can be achieved without them.


 Ground zero

Universal access to opportunity and infrastructure.

Right to the City. Human Rights.

 Crosscutting principles

People-centered, Socially Cohesive, Equitable, Inclusive, Intergenerational, Environment-friendly, Healthy, Democratic, Collaborative.

Coexistence, Diversity, Gender justice, Intersecctionality, Livelihood, Sustainability, Systemic and Holistic approach.

  • Recognition of youth as an asset and a marginalized group

Recognize youth as a key asset and include young people in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the sustainable urban agenda, as well as recognize that young people, especially young girls, is a historically marginalized group.

Understand young people as subjects of rights and guarantee their rights are implemented.

Stop stigmatizing youth as problem-makers or as any social representation that express a negative and discriminating perspective towards young people.

Fight generational prejudice.

  • Infrastructure

 Guarantee that all basic services are easily available, affordable, non-discriminatory and adequate for people with special needs.

Ensure free and accessible birth registration systems to access public services.

Stop privatization of core sectors of the economy to prevent high prices and excessive bargain power to corporations and, in some cases, cartels.

Secure good conditions of roads and street to prevent accidents and flooding.

Prevent the creation of adultcentric cities – cities should be also friendly to children, youth and elderly people.

  • Poverty and inequality

End poverty.

Recognize that urban poverty is multidimensional and must be addressed across different levels of government, taking into consideration intersecctionality and the different contexts people live (which, includes economic, social and environmental dimensions).

Recognize inequality is not restricted to the economical dimension and exclusion occurs not only based in income but also due to other factors, such, gender, race, ethnicity, age, territorial infrastructure (geographical distribution of opportunities and services), vulnerability to natural disasters, among others.

Increase awareness that poor people are not the cause of their own poverty.

Fight unequal resources distribution and extreme economical disparity.

Change the development paradigms that understand progress as a synonym of economic growth.

Guarantee the fair distribution of the costs and benefits of urbanization.

Increase awareness about minorities and marginalized groups – be it related to ethnicity, race, religion, gender or disability.

Protect the right of people having different “Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” (SOGI).

Promote affirmative policies and give special attention to the greater vulnerability of young women, girls and LGBTIQ, indigenous, ethnic minorities, black, disabled, and migrant youth.

Improve monitoring and evaluation of gender policies.

Review fiscal and tax systems and implement systems with progressive and just approaches (eg.: end high taxation of basic commodities, establish progressive income taxes etc.).

Promote corporate social responsibility.

Promote family planning education and financial education.

Address inequalities among and within cities and between urban and rural areas.

  • Housing and land

Guarantee tenure security.

Review local regulation of the use of land and guarantee the social function of land.

Establish mechanisms for the prevention and mediation of land conflicts.

Establish comprehensive housing polices, considering not only the economic variable, but also the specific needs of each life cycle. (eg.: social rent; rent subsidies; public housing loans etc.)

Provide housing for particular young populations, like students and refugees (eg.: hostels, community housing and student accommodations).

Promote alternative and collective ways of living such as cohousing.

Guarantee that housing policies are sensitive to people with disabilities.

Prevent and control real estate speculation.

Regulate the housing market.

Legalize informal settlements.

Prioritize integrated, multidimensional and participative interventions in informal settlements.

Implement effective slums and poor human settlements rehabilitation policies.

Regulate building occupations.

Establish procedures to claim facto ownership.

Eradicate the illegal sale of land.

Increase awareness about habitability and zoning.

Prevent and regulate forced evictions and guarantee the rights of the communities impacted by infrastructure projects.

Promote the use of ecological technologies for housing constructions.

Make sure densification don’t end with green areas.

  • Employment and Economy

Tackle youth unemployment.

Provide capacity building and trained personnel to support young people on finding jobs and plan their careers.

Offer decent work opportunities for youth and fight unequal opportunities to young women.

Promote work inclusion to disabled, indigenous, migrant and refugee youth.

Encourage entrepreneurship and invest in startups.

Create incubation centers and programs focused in innovation.

Diminish excessive bureaucracy and processes that discourage innovation and promote alternative ways for new organization models to emerge and exist.

Encourage universities to support new ventures and promote entrepreneurship.

Recognize the role youth-led initiatives have in enhancing economy and promoting innovation.

Promote special funds and loans for youth, since the demand and number of young entrepreneurs are fastly growing.

Provide microfinance and microcredit to all population, considering the difficulties that prevent youth to access financial resources.

Create government incentive to small business.

Establish skill development and mentorship programs to youth, as well as university scholarships to prevent talent drain.

Implement first jobs policies and guarantee paid internships.

Guarantee legal and social protection for all workers and trade unionization.

Regulate the informal sector and recognize their rights and skills.

End child labor and forced labor.

Eradicate labor exploitation and slavery.

Change the focus in competitiveness between cities to the establishment of solidarity and cooperation among cities and replace the vision of productivity in the cities by the notion of sustainability.

Support local economies.

Encourage cooperativism, solidary economy and fair trade.


  • Mobility

Design regular, efficient and integrated transport systems that serve the entire city and allow people to transit also during the weekends – transportation should not be designed just to get people from and to work.

Ensure public transportation is adequate to disabled people.

Facilitate commute.

Invest in infrastructure to allow the use of the various models of transportation.

Prioritize non-motorized transportation and promote walkability and the use of bicycles.

Increase the quality of sidewalks and create bike lanes.

Promote the production and use of eco-friendly automobiles and non-conventional fuels.

Support car-pooling.

Implement “car-free days” and car-free routes”, especially cities’ centers.

Plan city densification considering existing public transportation routes and capacity.

Improve the quality of signaling and increase the number of special signs for disabled people.

Develop public and efficient transportation to and from airports.

Implement environmental spaces in airports.

Improve the public transport between cities and metropolitan areas outskirts.

  • Public spaces

Sensitize the population that public space is not synonym of owned by the State. It is a concept related to the common good.

Recognize public spaces are crucial in promoting social inclusion and they act as an avenue for social interaction and social integration.

Prevent privatization of public spaces.

Stop gentrification and reduce its negative effects.

Prevent criminalization of artistic and leisure activities of young people in public spaces.

Build more public spaces for leisure.

Ensure public spaces are clean, accessible and integrated to other urban facilities.

Create more public programs to preserve public spaces.

Implement projects for social and collective management of determined public spaces.


Commit with the non-discrimination of informal workers present in public space, whether they are nationals or immigrants.

Destine public spaces in urban areas or in urban-rural transition areas to environmental preservation and sustainable urban agriculture.

Promote the use of public spaces for sports.

Fight the criminalization of art in public space.

  • Technology and Media

Accessibility of technologies must be prioritized through initiatives such as free Wi-Fi zones and enhanced cellular subsidies.

Promote the development of user-friendly technology.

Promote alternative media sources and communication channels to guarantee the diversity of information for the population.

Guarantee that Internet and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) reach out unserved areas.

Promote TV programs focused in national culture.

  • Safety and violence

Eradicate of all forms of violence and discrimination.

Tackle violence from a multidimensional perspective and fight the root causes of it.

Create specific and integral public polices for girls and women safety.

Give special attention to violence and discrimination in public spaces, mainly gender and race and age-based, which has youth as one of the most affected groups.

Legislate public space violence, and strengthen measures to protect women and girls from sexual harassment and intimidation.

Create protocols of care and protection of children and adolescents in public spaces.

Promote safety in public transportation.

Ensure urban infrastructure considers girls and women’s safety and gives special attention to the safety of the girls and young women in their transit to schools.

Strengthen legislation to fight criminality and recognize femicide as gender based murders.

Review laws regarding single parenting in order to avoid women being left with the sole responsibility for raising their children.

Promote transformative masculinity campaigns.

Create strong regulation for the use of guns.

Fight the re-victimization of girls and women during violence complaints, throughout investigations and among media.

Fight corruption, violent approaches and institutional sexism and racism among police, as well as discrimination and violence against young people.

Train police to deal with gender inequality and to help victims file adequate complaints.

Raise awareness and inform youth about the risks of misuse of technology and social networks and prevent phenomena like cyberbullyng.

Legislate online violence.

Fight online harassment and online children and underage pornography.

Create protocols and mechanisms for early and rapid response to situations of violence, including forced displacement and migration due to life threats.

Create citizens centers for mediation and early conflict resolution within communities and territories, with the participation of community leaders.

Prevent and combat sexual trafficking both within cities and in urbanization projects. Adolescents and girls are specially vulnerable and sex trafficking increase a lot when cities are hosting big events or when a small city receives a big infrastructure project, be it public o private.

Sensitize the private sector about sexual violence and sexual trafficking.

Prevent and combat drug trafficking.

Implement drink–driving policies.

Encourage initiatives to improve relations and integration between different tribes and ethnicities within urban and peri-urban areas.

Enhance regional dialogue, especially among countries with troubled borders.

Involve youth in peace building initiatives and processes.

Prevent child abuse.

Promote alternative education to young people who had problems with law and provide occupational therapy.

  • Migration

Mitigate difficulties for migrants, internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees enter the city and have their migration status legalized.

Guarantee migrants, IDPs and refugees access to all social services and protections.

Ensure migrant lodging processes are followed closely by child protection institutions.

Establish mechanisms to identify young/child refugees and to locate minor migrants’ families.

Fight xenophobia.

Increase the university registration quota for foreigners.

Increase student loans for foreigners.

  • Health

Focus healthcare in prevention.

Increase the number and the quality of medical facilities and hospitals.

Increase awareness about hygiene.

Prevent drug use and implement drug and substance rehabilitation centers.

Promote healthy life-styles.

Make health education in schools compulsory.

Prohibit public smoking.

Strengthen the monitoring of sale of alcohol and tobacco to minors.

Increase the quality of education and the payment of health professionals.

Implement public policies to decreased teen pregnancy and train health professionals to adequately deal with this group.

Guarantee access to a comprehensive and integrated package of sexual and reproductive health services, which fully respects and protects sexual and reproductive rights, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Specifically in developing countries this includes providing access to basic resources like sanitary towels.

Fight sexism and racism among medical attention and hospitals.

Recognize the intercultural approach of health and consider traditional medicine.

Guarantee the security of health professionals.

Strengthen regulation of un-trusted food sources.

Intensify public cleaning.

Improve and increase sanitation facilities.

Improve and increase waste management and prevent the rampant of child labor within the waste sector.

Carry out home visits to educate about sexual and reproductive rights.

  • Education

Guarantee universal access to quality education, which includes free and public education and scholarships and/or social quotas for low-income and marginalized youth.

Eradicate illiteracy.

Change the focus of school education curriculums and focus in content application instead of memorization.

Include sexual and gender education in curriculums.

Include indigenous knowledge in curriculums.

Include knowledge about social participation and the functioning of the political system in curriculums.

Include financial education in curriculums.

Guarantee a secular education, but foster respect for religious diversity.

Change the evaluation system and reduce the standardized tests.

Adopt and utilize non-formal education, peer learning and new technologies such as computers and tablets in schools and universities.

Educate teachers and students to use technology and Internet.

Improve schools infrastructure.

Establish better wages and education for teachers.

Eradicate physical punishment and abuse towards students.

Create and foster educational environments and systems that allow teacher to be creative and give the students an affective and a human treatment.

Strengthen and value physical education.

Strengthen and value art and music classes and the use of culture and artistic expressions in education.

Foster creativity.

Foster the social participation in schools.

Eradicate corruption in school administration.

Promote projects of social education to youth and parents within schools to prevent phenomena like child marriage, teen pregnancy and child labor.

Value and recognize informal education.

  • Culture, Heritage and Sports

Protect and respect all cultural diversity of all population subgroups, including language and ancient practices, regardless of their legal or social status.

Preserve local cultural heritage, including migrant culture.

Preserve and promote intangible culture, such as ancient knowledge and traditions.

Protect and respect multiethnic and multinational states.

Promote investment in cultural infrastructure (eg.: government subsidies).

Create municipal spaces, open to public, dedicated to creativity, arts and cultures.

Promote youth empowerment through the arts and culture and foster creativity.

Create programs that incorporate active citizen agents whose goal is to transform attitudes and aptitudes through art and culture.

Promote the realization cultural projects realized buy communities and independent groups.

Consider nature and biodiversity as part of cultural heritage.

Make sport accessible and inclusive for all population, specially youth and children.

Include young people and children with disabilities in sport activities.

Provide funds to make sure that youth get proper training and can enter into major sport events and competitions.

  • Energy

Implement green and energy-efficient technologies.

Encourage the use of renewable sources of energy.

Guarantee energy access to unserved areas and end energy shortage.

  • Water

Provide safe drinking water to all population.

Encourage people to have a conscious use of water and foster environmental friendly practices like rainwater harvesting and water reuse.

  • Environment

Protect, maintain and increase the number of green areas within the cities.

Recognize “Planetary Boundaries” as a reference to biocapacity and environmental thresholds as caps within which an economy must function.

Implement the UNFCCC agreement.

Reduce environmental degradation.

Raise awareness of human impact on ecosystems.

Reduce cities’ ecological footprint.

Make adaptation to climate change a part of security/emergency plans.

Develop resilient urban infrastructure and foster risk disaster management.

Have early warning systems to promote proactive responses to disasters and guarantee special protection to children.

Control deforestation when spreading urban areas.

Introduce and implement stringent pollution control norms.

Implement environmental friendly programs and projects.

Promote recycling and provide spaces for recyclable waste collection.

Promote and support recycling cooperatives.

Increase green areas and support the creation of green roofs.

Reduce noise pollution.

Preserve and recover natural resources.

Preserve existing natural sources of water.

Create subsidies for green gas and increase taxes on fossil fuel, while preventing the production and use of agro-gas due to the impact it has in food crops and its promotion of monocultures.

Guarantee the access of all environmental information.

Reconsider the promotion of reforestation and mechanisms such as REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), which promote monocultures, and the commodification of common goods.

Regulate and provide ecosystem services that build resiliency.

Promote the responsible and conscious consumption, fostering the change in consumption patterns through formal and informal education.

Increase awareness regarding how people can participate and contribute to climate change mitigation.

Use green technologies to renovate public infrastructure such as porous sidewalks and green rooftops.

Regulate the implementation of tourism related mega-projects and protect local populations.

Create mechanisms of accountability of the use of common property by the private sector, in order to monitor the implementation of measures regarding the repair and restoration of environmental damage.

Strengthen the regulation on impact studies and environmental licenses for public and private constructions.

Implement ecological tax reforms and social externality taxation.

Specify a framework for identifying the types of externalities, their system-wide impact, and appropriate interventions to address them.

Strengthen the attention to micro-disasters, due to its important influence on the local contexts.

Manage animal abandonment.

  • Rural-urban linkage and food

Rethink the boundaries between urban and rural areas and within the same urban areas, considering the existence of sub-urban areas.

Respond and plan rural-urban migration.

Create channels and platforms for rural-urban dialogues and skills and knowledge transfer.

Support and promote local food production.

Change the productive matrix, generating strategies such as reduced taxes and other incentives to small farmers.

Promote spaces for small short-cycle crops.

Reduce harmful chemicals in food and regulate transgenic production.

Increase taxes of processed food and develop food-labeling programs.

Promote capacity building and encouraging activities that creates employment in rural areas.

Incorporate feasibility diagnostics of soil vocation in order to establish if a determined area is suitable for urbanization or for the agricultural sector.

Regulate the use of the urban-rural land, with special attention to the construction and tourism sectors.

Guarantee food and nutrition sovereignty and security.

Promote fair trade, agroecology and permaculture.

Promote urban agriculture and research soil composition and types of crops in order to have information about which crops most suitable for urban agriculture.

Encourage young farmers and university students to participate in agricultural research and development in order to retain or attract talent and work force to rural areas.

Give opportunity to rural inhabitants to participate in the urban decision-making as a valued stakeholder.

  • Urban Planning

Increase the number and quality of urban development policies and urban planning. Urban planning can not reactionary processes to the growth and migration of people within and outside of the cities. It should be done in a human scale, with a smart density and respecting natural resources.

End geographical inequalities and plan the equitable distribution of carrying capacities and benefices.

Promote form-based zoning and mix-used development.

Ensure zoning regulations preserve cultural heritage.

Promote the de-centralization of cities and support the growth of satellite cities.

Decentralize services with principles of closeness and proximity cities.

Decentralize industries and services into the smaller cities and towns, with principles of closeness and proximity.

Manage overpopulation in major cities.

Recognize the importance of integrated territorial development (ITD).

Review the effects of the development of intermediate cities and ensure the spatial planning at a city level is connected with spatial planning at higher spatial scales (region, country). This is especially important when planning water and energy access.

Promote the coordination of public polices and projects in order to avoid overlapping and inefficient actions.

Promote tourism development of cities.

  • Funding and accountability

End public corruption.

Ensure transparency in every public institution and its activities.

Encourage multiple stakeholder partnerships.

Ensure all laws go through community assessment.

Promote information about funding opportunities.

Guarantee proper allocation of funding to implement the Habitat III agenda.

Provide more funding to public councils, to policy development projects and urban planning.

Determine ways to measure the effectiveness of the allocation of public funds and its impacts.

Use Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to diminish bureaucracy and make governments and public institutions more efficient and effective.

Ensure democratic security and strengthen civic trust between institutions and public action legitimacy.

Define more clearly the role of the private sector in the process of urban development beyond the public-private partnerships. It is important to provide mechanisms of participation, social control, management and transparency for its performance and in the relationships established with the public sector and society.

Do internal audits to companies that provide services to governments and public institutions.

Strengthen regional cooperation among nations.

Reference and identify modalities for the Follow-up and Review (FuR) of the NUA to feed into the HLPF, in order to increase coherence with FuR modalities of the 2030 Agenda.

  • Participation

Adopt a multi-stakeholder and inclusive approach in all participation initiatives.

Recognize that youth can bring information about their experiences, needs and solutions to governing bodies and also can help holding decision-makers accountable to ensure good governance in cities.

Provide legally mandated and budgeted spaces for a meaningful and permanent participation of youth in urban planning.

Promote the establishment of municipal youth councils.

Create a age quota for the existent formal participation mechanisms, so young people have a their right to participate guaranteed and don’t have to worry with the current exclusion of their participation due to age discrimination and prejudice.

Promote the bottom-up approach in policy design, implementation and monitoring.

Ensure that children and youth are given the appropriate platform, tools and spaces for their effective participation in public policy design, implementation and monitoring.

Promote special actions for young women engagement in social participation.

Involve universities and schools in social participation and create specific actions to engage students in politics and public matters.

Develop community-led assessment mechanisms for the social, environmental and economic impacts of all public policies.

Use social media as a mean to communicate local problems and foster community participation.

Foster the use of open source data and participatory planning methods.

Make available information about civil rights, participation mechanisms and international agreements signed by the countries.

Guarantee the freedom of speech.

Foster co-management initiatives.

Promote processes of social governance at the territorial level and stimulate the use of the mechanism of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the UN.

Promote volunteerism.

Capacity building and the spreading of knowledge about transparent democracy and governance

Secure sufficient funding for local civil society engagement.

Create spaces of collaborate decision.

Guarantee the continuous and transparent access to all public information.

Foster the use of TIC to build more efficient participation mechanisms.

  • Data

Analyze and recognize to what extent countries have advanced or not, in relation to the commitments made at Habitat II Conference in Istanbul in 1996.

Gather empirical evidence to drive decision-making based both in scientific data and citizen-generated data.

Ensure all data is disaggregated by sex, gender, age, income and other variables that consider intersectionality.

Ensure public space is an explicit variable when collection violence data, once it is usually treated as “other places” / “other areas”.

Collect data about motivations behind the migration into cities and area-specific characteristics and vulnerabilities to hazards.

Improve and increase the use of ICTs (Information & Communication Technologies) to better understand the needs of urban populations, possible solutions, and greater efficiencies in service provision.

Equip statistics commissions with technology for better data collecting and to address data gaps.

Promote research to improve data gaps.

Establish common indicators at all levels –municipal, regional and national– for better policy monitoring.

Create and encourage networks for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices.


List of documents analyzed and systematized


City, Country Date # of


Organizations involved
Bogor, Indonesia 2/Feb/16 100 – Indonesian Green Action Forum
New Delhi, India (Sonia Vihar) 29/Jan/16 20 – World Vision
New Delhi India (Madanpur Khadar) 28/Jan/16 58 – World Vision
New Delhi, India (Lal Bagh) not informed 12 – World Vision
Voices of Asia-Pacific Youth on Urbanization and Urban Agenda 17-18/Oct/15 Position paper Various NGOs and youth representatives
Pune, India 6/Apr/15 15 – UN MGCY
Asia Pacific (World Vision Statement based in an assembly made at World Urban Forum 7) Apr/14 Non informed – World Vision
MENA – Middle East and North Africa
Minia and October City, Egypt


28-29/Jan /16 55 – Pax Romana
October City, Egypt 20/Jan/16 45 – Pax Romana
Baqa’a Palestine Refugee
23/Aug/15 30 – International Federation for Medical Students Associations (IMFSA)
Cairo, Egypt & Antalya, Turkey Feb/Mar/15 60 – International Federation for Medical Students Associations (IMFSA)
Cameroon 27/Jan/16 27 – Rural Youth Development Council (RYDEC) Cameroon
Urban Thinker Campus “The City Youth Need,

The World They Want”


10-11/Feb/16 Not informed – UN Habitat 9youth unit)


Nairobi youth declaration on sustainable development 8-9/Feb/16 Not informed – University of Nairobi

– Red Cross

– One Stop Youth Center


– UN Habitat

– Ministry of Devolution and Planning

Nairobi 11/Aug/15 39 – Kenya Model United Nations
– OneStop Youth Center
– Action/2015 Kenya Coalition
Nairobi 12/Aug/15 82 – UN HABITAT (youth Unit)
– The youth Congress
– Organization of African youth
LNU’s position paper Preparatory Committee I to Habitat III July/16 Position paper – The Norwegian Children and Youth Council
Conclusiones Foro Nacional OIJ España 5 y 6/Jul/16 Not informed – OIJ

Oslo, Norway 29/Mar/16 Not informed – The Norwegian Children and Youth Council
Article “Europe, Youth and the New Urban Agenda” 22/Mar/16  Article – Article by Hung Vo and Jonas Freist-Held

Boston, USA 15/Nov/15 30 – Global Development Community @ Boston University
– Boston University Initiatives on Cities
– Institute for International Urban Development
Brooklyn, NY, USA


05/May/15 15 – Pax Romana


Ecuador Sep/16 666 YoutHab
Ecuador Sep/16 Not informed RET Internacional
Conclusiones Foro Nacional OIJ Guatemala 8 y 9/Ago/16 Not informed – Organização Internacional da Juventude para Iberoamérica (OIJ)
Conclusiones Foro Nacional OIJ Uruguay 29 y 30/Jul/2016 Not informed – OIJ
Conclusiones Foro Nacional OIJ Argentina 18 y 19/Jul/2016 Not informed – OIJ
Conclusiones Foro Nacional OIJ República Dominicana 14 y 15/Jul/16 Not informed – OIJ
Conclusiones Foro Nacional OIJ Honduras 11 y 12/Jul/2016 Not informed – OIJ
Statement of the brazilian civil society on the new urban agenda Jun/16 Position paper Various NGOs, including youth-lead organizations
Latin America youth speak forum 2016 08/Apr/16 300 – AIESEC

– UN-Habitat

El Salvador  Feb/Mar/16 174 Coordinación Nacional de Juventudes por la Sustentabilidad de El Salvador
Asociación Nueva Vida Pro-Niñez y Juventud
Movimiento Siglo XXIII: Paz Sustentable
Movimiento de Transformación de la Universidad de El Salvador (MOTUES)
Movimiento Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes por el Desarrollo Sustentable
Foro Latinoamericano y Caribeño de Juventudes (FLACJ)
Global de Acción Ante la Pobreza (GCAP).
Venezuela  5/Apr/16  Not informed – Jóvenes Naciones Unidas


Colombia 12/Jan/16 96 Director Ejecutivo del Global Youth Advocate – My World 2015
América Latina – Campaing “Una Ciudad para todxs”[A City for alll”]

 On going Campaign / Position paper – TECHO (youh-led)
– Clacso
– Instituto Polis- Habitajes- Habitat para la Humanidad- Habitat international coallition América Latina
Cuenca, Ecuador 09/Nov/15 24 TECHO y Secretary of Social Inclusion of the Municipality of Quito and Gender Advisor for LatinAmerica in Habitat III
São Paulo –

Youth and land: a youth governance and the right to the city

2015 Project sponsored by UN-Habitat Youth Unit and GLTN – Instituto SincroniCidade para a Interação Social (ISPIS)
¿Qué piden los jóvenes para sus ciudades?


Apr/2016 Article – José Armando Alonso Arenas, Secretario técnico de la Comisión de Desarrollo Urbano y Ordenamiento Territorial de la Cámara de Diputados en la LXII Legislatura.


Making Cities Safer for Girls Sep/16 Campaign – Plan International UK
Civil society position about safe cities, inclusive cities and public space for Habitat III  Apr/16 Position paper – Various NGOs, including youth-led organizations
Inviting the voice of the youth for a sustainable future 22/Jan/16 40 – Water Youth Network
– IAHR Young Professionals Nettwork
Healthy and Just Cities for Children and Youth (Urban Thinkers Campus) 28/Oct/15 Not informed – World Vision
Youth Consultation as part of the HABITATIII Process with Water Youth Network Members 22/Oct/15 20 – Water Youth Network
City Changers: Empowering Children and Young People through arts and culture. (Side event held in WUF7)


11/Apr/14 80 – Fundación Mi Sangre


Achieving Urban Equity in Development with and for Adolescent Girls (Side event held in WUF7) 10/Apr/14 70 – Plan International UK

– Women in Cities International



UN MGCY Response to H3 Issue Papers Link
UN MGCY Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting Position Paper Link
UN MGCY European Regional Meeting Position Paper Link
UN MGCY MENA Position paper Link
UN MGCY LAC Regional Meeting Position Paper Link
Statement delivered by UN MGCY at Prep Com I Link
Statement delivered by UN MGCY at Prep Com II Link
Pre Com II side event “Youth Priorities for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Urban Human Settlements Development” – Held in Nairobi 14/04/2015 – 60 participants from various countries Link
UN MGCY Initial and Immediate Response to the Zero Draft Link