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The National Urban Policy Programme (NUPP) remains a pivotal tool towards the promotion and achievement of transformative, inclusive, green, productive, and resilient urban development. Since 2016, NUP has done this through shared responsibility and deliberate consultation between UN-Habitat and respective countries globally. This joint initiative aims at contributing to the successful implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) to achieve sustainable and prosperous human settlements for all as NUP supports countries with the tools and knowledge to undertake the NUP process. The aim of this initiative is to attain Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 11- Sustainable Cities and Communities which by extension enable the attainment of the other 16 SDGs.

The Korea NUPP 2017-2022 final report is the final edition of the Korea NUP Programme implementation report series since its launch in 2017 and it builds on the three earlier editions thus making it a valuable, informative tool of reference for policymakers and urban professionals among other stakeholders. The report articulates the commitment of the UN-Habitat, in collaboration with the government of the Republic of Korea to support the people of I.R Iran, Myanmar, and Niger State in Nigeria to realize respective sustainable urban development agendas through NUP and Smart City Strategies. The main objective of the report is to update stakeholders on the aims of the project which are; sub-national and national governments’ capacity enhancement, knowledge centralization about smart cities strategies, and providing augmented knowledge sharing on NUP and Smart City Strategies. The report further captures the main activities undertaken in Phase 1 between 2017 and 2022, to be followed by Phase 2. Of interest to note are activities such as exchange visits, World Urban Forum, and International Conferences on NUP. Also, the report gives detailed information on country-specific activities for the three host countries on formulation and implementation of NUP and smart city strategies, culminating by a closing ceremony to close phase 1 and officially open the second phase. The report is a co-creation of the Republic of Korea, UN-Habitat, I.R Iran, Myanmar, and Niger State in Nigeria.