What we are doing
1. Developing interlinkages between global agendas
Understanding the range of interdependencies among the global agendas is key to unlocking their full potential, optimizing resources and leveraging resource development outcomes at every level of government, within the United Nations system and across all sectors and stakeholders. UN-Habitat is working to deliver this through:
- Creating a coherence among global agendas at the urban level;
- Enhancing Policy Coherence;
- Driving progress towards an integrated approach
2. Establishing an incremental & inclusive reporting system
Most of the reporting related to the New Urban Agenda draws on the system of indicators and data that are available from the 2030 Agenda monitoring framework are coordinated by the Statistics Division.
UN-Habitat is working to provide an incremental approach to reporting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, building on the Sustainable Development Goal global monitoring framework which is led by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the Statistics Division (UNDESA).
UN-Habitat is working to deliver this through:
- Providing a system to host user-friendly & participatory data platforms
- Reinforcing partners platforms for engagement, participation & partnership
- Establishing partnerships within the UN System.
The High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the progress in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda
Member States gathered in New York for the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on 28 April 2022 to review progress on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda six-years after its adoption at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador.
SG quadrennial report
The quadrennial report of the Secretary-General on progress in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, published 15 March 2022
Urban Agenda Platform
A one-stop shop for a knowledge hub with key resources, a best practice database, a learning and capacity development component, as well as tools for stakeholder engagement and participation. The implementation of the New Urban Agenda contributes to the localization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in an integrated manner, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, including Goal 11 of making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. The platform provides a centralized, virtual reporting mechanism of the New Urban Agenda implementation and urban related SDGs.
Post-Webinar Package for Member States Focal Points (National Reporting)
2nd Webinar for Member States on preparing National Reports of the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda
1st Webinar for Member States on preparing National Reports of the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda
How to register on the Urban Agenda Platform
Issue Papers and Policy Units
The process towards Habitat III included the elaboration of 22 Issue Papers and the creation of 10 Policy Units. The Habitat III Issue Papers are summary documents that address one or more research areas, highlight general findings, and identify research needs on topics related to housing and sustainable urban development. The Habitat III Policy Units brought together high-level expertise to explore state-of-the-art research and analysis; identify good practices and lessons learned, and develop independent policy recommendations on particular issues regarding sustainable urban development.
The platform also provides linkages with global, regional, and thematic knowledge platforms, in order to reinforce collaboration and coherence among other platforms. Voluntary contribution to the implementations of the New Urban Agenda and urban related SDGs is done by partners across the global, regional, national, and local level. These partners include:
- National Governments
- Subnational Governments
- Local Authorities
- Civil Societies
- UN entities
- Private Sector
- Regional Organizations