17 oct
- 20 oct
2016
Quito, Ecuador

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development which, since 1976, occurs once every 20 years since 1976. The third edition of this major and global UN event will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.

Habitat III is an opportunity for key decision makers and stakeholders from around the world to set the New Urban Agenda for the next decades.

The EIB will contribute to Habitat III through participating in a number of events and high-level meetings around the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. The EIB delegation to Quito consists of senior experts and officials, and is headed by Vice-President Jan Vapaavuori.

Find below a selection of Habitat III high-level events featuring EIB delegates.

Selection of open events featuring EIB delegates

EIB speaker: Jan Vapaavuori, Vice-President of the EIB
When: 17 October, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Where: Venue: R17
Description: The European Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development is committed to sustainable urban development finance by leveraging domestic and international public and private finance through the EU blending mechanism: a combination of EU grants with loans or equity from private or public financiers, such as the European Investment Bank (EIB) or the Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Read more

EIB speaker: Jan Vapaavuori, Vice-President of the EIB
When: 17 October, 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where:Room 15-Demetrio Aguilera Theater
What: EIB side-event: Scaling-up adaptation finance-is it really a mission impossible?
Description: The United Nations system will organize a number of special sessions on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda related to the Habitat III Issue Papers' topics. Read more

EIB speaker: Jan Vapaavuori, Vice-President of the EIB
When: 18 October, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Where: Urban Stage
Description: Acting as a group, the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) have historically played a very important role in development. Through their work on country level alignment, harmonization of policies procedures and practices, and their leadership in developing an agenda on managing for development results, they are a major stakeholder to strengthen coherence in development cooperation. Using their joint convening power MDBs are increasingly reaching out to other development partners. Read more

EIB speaker: Jan Vapaavuori, Vice-President of the EIB
When: 18 October, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Where: Urban Stage
Description: The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental organization bringing together 43 countries: 28 European Commission Member States and 15 from the Southern and Eastern shores of the Mediterranean. It is an action-oriented organization, which provides a unique forum to enhance regional dialogue and cooperation amongst its Member States through the implementation of concrete projects. In April 2014, the UfM Secretariat officially launched the Urban Projects Finance Initiative (UPFI). Read more