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5 September 2017
Salon 1-3, JW Marriott Hotel,
12:30 – 14:30

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The 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum recognizes the importance of engaging the youth as key stakeholders and partners toward the implementation of global initiatives and to include their voice as an integral component of the development sector.

With over 1.8 billion young people in Asia-Pacific, the youth sector is a key force in helping solve issues in housing and urbanization, and are strategically positioned to guide and push the discussions and progress toward sustainable development cities and communities for the next 20 years.

The Youth Congress will convene youth leaders from across Asia-Pacific to discuss what sustainable development and sustainable communities look like to young people, to define the concept of ‘housing at the center’ and to articulate the roles that the youth must play in making affordable housing a key factor towards achieving the goals of SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda.

Who should attend?
Young leaders, government officials, policymakers, community organizers, humanitarian workers, non-profit workers, students and others across Asia-Pacific who are intent on shaping the future of the region’s cities and contributing to building sustainable communities where decent housing is a reality for all.

Discussion topics

  • SDG 11, New Urban Agenda, sustainable communities and its implications to young people in Asia-Pacific;
  • Contextualizing ‘Housing at the Center’ within the ideas and goals of SDG 11, New Urban Agenda and sustainable communities;
  • The role of youth in achieving and implementing SDG 11, the New Urban Agenda and ‘Housing at the Center’ through local and regional action.

Congress discussions will be transformed into a Youth Declaration on the aspirations of youth for inclusive, sustainable and healthy habitats. The Declaration with be finalized and presented at the closing plenary of the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, as well as positioned as part of Forum’s major outcomes before regional stakeholders.


Schedule at a glance

Tuesday, September 5
Time Activity
12.30pm Welcome message
12.35pm Sharing session – Housing for our Future
12.50pm Group Discussion – Sustainable Communities
1.50pm Townhall and debriefing

Participants will reassemble to: share their group
discussions about the changes they made to their.

2.20pm Conclusion and launch of Youth Declaration
3-5pm Housing Leaders Roundtable
Thursday, September 7
4.00pm Asia-Pacific Housing Forum Closing Plenary

Related Documents

Summary SDG 11
Priorities for Implementing the New Urban Agenda

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