On 17 October 2016, Grete Faremo, UNOPS Executive Director, is moderating UN Special Session on Issue Paper 18 at Habitat III in Quito (Ecuador): 'Urban infrastructure and basic services, including energy.' Issue Paper 18 defines how infrastructure can meet both existing and rapidly increasing future challenges presented by urbanization, population growth and climate change.
The session is co-hosted with UN-Habitat. It gathers high-level officials from national and city governments, UN agencies, civil society and experts to exchange views and reflect on the importance of urban infrastructure and basic services for the successful implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Read the speech by Grete Faremo, Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNOPS