6-8 May 2017, Bonn, Germany - Resilient Cities 2017 will explore current and pressing issues for urban resilience and adaptation to climate change such as climate-related health risks, internal displacement and forced migration, and risk transfer and insurance as they represent serious challenges where further attention and support is needed. The congress will delve further into these topics, while continuing to track progress on financing resilience, DRR planning and policy, mechanisms for measuring, reporting and accelerating action for resilience building.
8-12 May, Nairobi, Kenya - This session of the Governing Council follows the adoption of the New Urban Agenda during the Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.
We encourage Alliance members to submit side event proposals. For more instructions and requirements to apply, please visit https://unhabitat.org/gc26-side-events/. Applications must be submitted by 20 March 2017.
22-26 May, Cancun, Mexico - The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (Global Platform), as recognized by the UN General Assembly, is the main forum at the global level for strategic advice, coordination, partnership development and the review of progress in the implementation of international instruments on disaster risk reduction. It was established in 2006 and is now the world's foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and building the resilience of communities and nations.
21-23 June 2017 Geneva, Switzerland - ECOSOC’s Humanitarian Affairs Segment is a unique platform that brings together UN Member States, UN organizations, humanitarian and development partners, the private sector and affected communities.
Each June, they discuss and agree on how to best tackle the most recent and pressing humanitarian concerns. Interactive panel discussions and side events share the latest information on current opportunities and challenges.
6-8 June, Brussels, Belgium - The third edition of the World Reconstruction Conference (WRC3) brings attention to the increasingly recognized importance of disaster recovery practices, as evidenced by the Sendai Framework’s Priority 4. Co-organized by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the conference builds on the success of the first two WRCs held in 2011, in Geneva and again in 2014 in Washington.
The Global Alliance for Urban Crises is pleased to announce the first All Members Meeting taking place 30-31 March 2017, in Brussels, Belgium, co-hosted by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO). The event is open to all member organizations who are signatory to the Urban Crises Charter.
One UN Pavilion, Room A
“Cities in Crisis/Crisis in Cities” will feature two panel discussion on how implementation of the New Urban Agenda can advance the work of the Global Alliance for Urban Crises, with a focus on the humanitarian-development and recovery nexus, in an effort to adapt humanitarian action to an urban world and leave no city behind.
Many Global Alliance members will be participating in the Third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, known as Habitat III, on 17-20 October in Quito, Ecuador.
Fostering Collaboration for Effective Urban Humanitarian Response – The Global Alliance for Urban Crises
Room R10, Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana