The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III) ended on October 20, in Quito, Ecuador. It has agreed on the New Urban Agenda, an intergovernmental document which will set out guidelines on urban development policies for the next 20 years.
The Brazilian delegation was headed by the National Secretary for Housing at the Ministry of Cities, Henriqueta Arant, and included representatives of eight ministries, state and municipal governments and the civil society.
The Brazilian Government places high importance on the New Urban Agenda, in particular on key themes including housing, sanitation, slum upgrading, mobility, road safety and the right to the city.
The New Urban Agenda is aimed at the achievement of sustainable development in cities and human settlements, helping to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in September 2015.