The third session of the Preparatory Committee of the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Surabaya, Indonesia in July was an opportunity for delegations to come together, finalize the text of the New Urban Agenda and focus on questions of implementation. From the meetings emerged the Surabaya Draft of the New Urban Agenda, and WRI is pleased to provide the following commentary in support of the upcoming negotiations in New York.
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