- RMIT University
- Compass Housing
The NUA commits UN member states to 'promoting national, subnational and local housing policies that support the progressive realization of the right to adequate housing for all'. This event offers an open floor discussion of housing within the NUA via priorities, progress and challenges faced by UN member states at the national level. The format seeks to encourage active participation from attendees as observers, whether in an official capacity or as independent observers. Country reports will be invited from participants to comment on: 1) the current status of housing policy within their country 2) progress being made since Habitat III, and 3) Key support and resourcing to improve national housing efforts.
The event will open with comments from the Chair Jago Dodson, followed by a short presentation from Rapporteur Dave Adamson of Compass Housing. There will then be an open floor for reports and observations from or about member countries facilitated by the Chair. Given time constraints country reports will be limited to 5 minute duration. The event will conclude with closing summary from Prof Adamson. The event will close within ten minutes of its allowed schedule to allow participants to network.
Information about the event will be promoted via Twitter using the @housingNUA account and #housingNUA hashtag. Participants will be encouraged to register to speak at the event via this account using the hashtag #CountryReport. An audio recording of the event will be made publicly available following WUF9. A written summary of the discussion will be distributed after the event. Participants will be invited to leave their contact details for post-event networking. The @housingNUA account will continue as a forum for discussion post-event.