Nairobi, 9 December 2021-- UN-Habitat organised a virtual write shop with a wide range of stakeholders to provide inputs for the 2022 Report of the Secretary-General on progress on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (Quadrennial Report).
The report is prepared in accordance with the UN General Assembly resolution 71/235, which states that preparation of the Quadrennial Report will be coordinated by UN-Habitat in close collaboration with other relevant entities. This report will be the second of a series of five quadrennial reports and an element of the follow-up to and review of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA). The report aims to describe the incremental and inclusive approach made by national governments and other stakeholders on the implementation and monitoring of the NUA.
The write-shop was attended by over 60 representatives from local and regional governments, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, the United Nations system, professionals, research and academia.
To kick off the write shop, Eduardo Moreno, Chief of the Innovation and Knowledge Branch, highlighted the need for reporting on the progress made, substantiated with qualitative and quantitative evidence. Lara Kinneir, from the London School of Architecture, moderated the two-day session and gathered key inputs and messages from participants to inform the final version of the report.
UN-Habitat has conducted an in-depth analysis of the 21 National Reports submitted by the various Member States on the implementation of the NUA. These national reports serve as a basis for qualitative and quantitative analysis of the progress made in the implementation of the NUA and internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements.
To complement the National Reports inputs, UN-Habitat sent out a survey to the urban development focal points of UN entities, the UN Regional Commissions and UN Resident Coordinator’s Offices for further analysis based on activities of the major groups and their collaboration with relevant stakeholders.