The New Urban Agenda gives clear guidance on how well-planned and well-managed urbanization can be a transformative force to accelerate towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The New Urban Agenda document is rich and complex. The New Urban Agenda crash course explains and illustrates the New Urban Agenda in an easily accessible format.
Urbanisation is the most urgent challenge facing our planet. More than half of humanity lives in cities. Individuals and institutions responsible for making their city a sustainable and safe place to live and work in dignity need to have the skills, knowledge, competence and tools to steer cities towards a path of sustainable and inclusive urbanisation. Capacity building and training address these needs, helping city leaders and institutions to play their fundamental role in sustainable urban development.
News and Stories
“I really believe that if you know the real needs of the population, authorities will be able to make decisions more assertively. Collaborating to make my city a sustainable city is awesome, and there is no better source for a city diagnosis than the citizens who live in that city.”
Igor Hemmings, 25, Manager, Caçapava
Donors and partners
Working with local and international partners including other UN agencies enables UN-Habitat to deliver capacity building, learning and peer-to-peer exchange enriched by examples, practices and case studies. Additionally, partnerships bring cutting-edge knowledge and expertise that help in finding creative and feasible solutions to local or national problems.