The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), and the Penang Platform for Sustainable Urbanization (PPSU) have the pleasure to invite you and your organization to attend the Second Regional Partners Forum ‘@Quito+5: Accelerating Action for Sustainable Urbanization in Asia and the Pacific’ ([email protected]+5) which will take place virtually on 28-29 October 2021. The forum convenes five years after the adoption in Quito, Ecuador of the New Urban Agenda (NUA).
The first Regional Partners Forum @Quito+1 in 2017 set out priorities in support of the implementation of the NUA and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Voluntary commitments made by a range of partners at the subsequent 7th Asia-Pacific Urban Forum in 2019 and the declared actions from the region from the Tenth World Urban Forum in 2020  defined a comprehensive agenda for follow-up. [email protected]+5 will review progress made in Asia and the Pacific on these commitments and planned actions. The forum will showcase activities of local and subnational authorities, national governments, civil society and other relevant stakeholders, and entities of the United Nations system.
[email protected]+5 also presents an opportunity for stakeholders to identify priorities for consideration in the forthcoming Quadrennial Report of the Secretary-General on the follow-up to the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, to be presented at the seventy-seventh session of the General Assembly in 2022. The outcomes will also be taken forward to the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development Forum (March 2022), the High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the NUA (April 2022), and the Eleventh World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland (26-30 June 2022).
Organizations interested in joining the [email protected]+5 must register and indicate their interest in various deep-dive sessions. Documentation for the forum, including programme and background document will be shared on this website.