[2019] 3rd International Mayors Forum

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 11:00pm to Saturday, 16 November 2019 - 7:00am


Cities and urban settlements are at the core of major global frameworks, starting with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 adopted in March 2015, which calls for supporting cooperation ad mutual learning among local governments for disaster risk reduction. Six months later, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals were adopted with Goal 11 specifically aiming at making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable, followed by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted in December of the same year.  Nearly a year later, the New Urban Agenda adopted in Quito placed even more emphasis on the role of cities in achieving the SDGs well beyond Goal 11.

The 3rd International Mayors Forum will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador from 13 to 15 November 2019 to provide a platform for policy dialogue and knowledge sharing through presentations and discussions on key aspects related to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 11, at local level as a means to achieve a better understanding of successes, lessons and specific mechanisms and accelerate the in-depth transformation needed to make our societies inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.



Concept Note and Agenda (updated as of 18 September 2019)


Day 1 (November 13, 2019)



Day 2 (November 14, 2019)



Day 3 (November 15, 2019)



Supplementary Documents

To be updated.




To be updated.