Minister Jean-Yves Duclos will be attending the UN Habitat III Summit on the New Urban Agenda in Quito, Ecuador, from October 17-20, 2016


The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, will be attending the UN Habitat III Summit on the New Urban Agenda in Quito, Ecuador, from October 17–20, 2016.

Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local.


DATE:    
Monday, October 17, 2016

EVENT:
UN official opening plenary:
The Minister will be speaking at the formal opening of the Summit hosted by the UN.

TIME    
10:00 a.m.

PLACE:   
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
“Benjamín Carrión”
Agora Room

EVENT:  
Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Leveraging Partnerships for a New Approach to Housing and Social Inclusion:
The Minister will be speaking at this Canada-led discussion on how housing policy responses can address broader social, economic and environmental longer-term outcomes, such as reducing poverty, to provide better outcomes for all.

TIME:     
12:30 p.m.

PLACE:  
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
“Benjamín Carrión”
Room R6

EVENT:   
High-level Roundtable: Leave No One Behind: The Minister will co-chair this roundtable with Ms. Rosario Robles Secretary territorial and Urban Development of Mexico. This event will discuss the importance of inclusion and concrete actions to meet the commitments made in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda.

TIME    
2:00 p.m.

PLACE:  
Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana
“Benjamín Carrión”
Teatro Nacional
 

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FOR INFORMATION and to schedule an interview with the Minister (media only):

Media Relations Office
Employment and Social Development Canada
819-994-5559
media@hrsdc-rhdcc.gc.ca
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