16 October 2016
Habitat III Parallel Event – Role of the Global Compact and the SDGs and NUA

This parallel event hosted by the the Ecuador Local Network and supported by the UN Global Compact and the UN Global Compact – Cities Programme brings together Global Compact Local Networks from across the Latin American region and Ecuador to discuss the role of the Global Compact in implementing the Sustainable Development and New Urban Agendas. It draws on the experience of leaders from UN system, government, the private sector and civil society to learn about effective approaches to deliver the SDGs and NUA: the development of collaborative partnerships and networks; and innovative models of corporate social responsibility that align social and environmental outcomes with core business; and a new project pipeline model for multi-partner implementation.

Time10am – 12pm (by invitation)
Venue: Casa de la Cultura (Official site of HABITAT III, Salón R2)


Welcome and Opening

Ricardo Dueñas N.
President, Global Compact Local Network Ecuador

“The Global Compact and the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda”

Javier Cortés
UN Global Compact Director of Latin America, Caribe y Norteamérica.

“Public–Private – Civil Society Partnership for Sustainable Urban Development”

Michael Nolan
Chair, UN Global Compact – Cities Programme

Panel Discussion:

Sustainable Goal 11: How do we achieve sustainable cities and communities? Models for partnership, implementation and funding


Elizabeth Ryan
Deputy Director, UN Global Compact – Cities Programme


Dr. Nikhil Seth
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UNITAR, Geneva, Switzerland.
Cezar Busatto
Secretario de Governaça Local, Prefeitura de Porto Alegre, Brazil
Jorge William Ramirez
Provision Manager Waters, Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) , representative of the Global Compact Local Network Colombia.
Guido Javier Valdivia
Executive Director, la Cámara Peruana de la Construcción (CAPEL), representative of the  Global Compact Local Network Peru.
Carlos Mendieta
Director of Sustainability, PetStar, representative of the Global Compact Local Network Mexico.
Lyvia Rodriguez
Executive Director, Corporación ENLACE del el Caño Martín Peña, Puerto Rico.