Somsook Boonyabancha and Tom Kerr

Somsook Boonyabancha is Secretary General of the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights (ACHR), Bangkok, Thailand. Tom Kerr is the former ACHR Publications Coordinator and continues to collaborate with the Coalition.

This century will see a substantial majority of the world's population living in urban centers. The United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), to be held in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016, therefore has as its mission the adoption of the New Urban Agenda, an action-oriented outcome document that will set global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development.