The Platform

Overview

The New Urban Agenda Platform is the knowledge portal for gathering voluntary reports, best practices, and data - both quantitative and qualitative, for reviewing the progress made in implementing the New Urban Agenda to achieve the 2030 Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals.

This platform is for national governments, subnational governments, local authorities, civil societies, UN entities, private sector, regional organizations and all other key stakeholders to voluntarily share their contributions to the implementation of the global agenda from the global, regional, national and local level.

A one-stop shop for both reporting and learning, the platform supports knowledge exchange, builds interaction and supports capacity development to establish communities of practice for sustainable urbanization development

The New Urban Agenda call for multi-stakeholder partnerships

Thematic multi stakeholder and cross-sectoral alliances involving governments and related institutions at all levels, UN agencies, funds and programmes, civil society, private sector, academia, and other stakeholders are essential for achievement of SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. The dearth of information and data on SDG 11 and other urban related SDGs and the New Urban Agenda calls for collaboration, pulling together and standardization of data from different sources. Without this, assessment of implementation of these global agendas and regional frameworks will be difficult.

The Urban Agenda Platform facilitates the sharing of experiences, best practices, and establishment of alliances for increased action in coming decade.

We encourage voluntary, country-led, open, inclusive, multilevel, participatory and transparent follow-up and review of the New Urban Agenda. The process should take into account contributions of national, subnational and local levels of government and be supplemented by contributions from the United Nations system, regional and subregional organizations, major groups and relevant stakeholders, and should be a continuous process aimed at creating and reinforcing partnerships among all relevant stakeholders and fostering exchanges of urban solutions and mutual learning’. (New Urban Agenda, para. 162.

 

The New Urban Agenda was adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, on 20 October 2016. It was endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly at its sixty-eighth plenary meeting of the seventy-first session on 23 December 2016.

The New Urban Agenda is an action-oriented document that mobilizes Member States and other key stakeholders to drive sustainable urban development at the local level.

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.

Audio:

In October 2017, one year after the Habitat III Conference, the New Urban Agenda was published in audio version in the six United Nations official languages as part of the Habitat III legacy project, making it accessible to persons with disabilities. The translations were possible thanks to the collaboration with the Victor Pineda Foundation and World ENABLED.

  1. عربي
  2. 中文
  3. English
  4. Français
  5. Русский
  6. Español

Reporting on the progress of the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda

As part of the Follow-Up and Review of this Agenda, the outcome document of Quito invites the “General Assembly to request the Secretary-General, with voluntary inputs from countries and relevant regional and international organizations, to report on the progress of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda every four years”, with the first report to be submitted to the General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council in 2018.

The New Urban Agenda further indicates that this report will provide a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the progress made in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements. The analysis will be based on the inputs provided by national, subnational and local governments.

Moreover, the outcome document of Habitat III further states that “the preparation of this report will be coordinated by UN-Habitat in close collaboration with other relevant entities of the United Nations system, ensuring an inclusive United Nations system-wide coordination process”.

Preparation of the Quadrennial Report

As part of the Follow-Up and Review of this Agenda, the outcome document of Quito invites the “General Assembly to request the Secretary-General, with voluntary inputs from countries and relevant regional and international organizations, to report on the progress of the implementation of the New Urban Agenda every four years”, with the first report to be submitted to the General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council in 2018.

The New Urban Agenda further indicates that this report will provide a qualitative and quantitative analysis of the progress made in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and internationally agreed goals and targets relevant to sustainable urbanization and human settlements. The analysis will be based on the inputs provided by national, subnational and local governments.

Moreover, the outcome document of Habitat III further states that “the preparation of this report will be coordinated by UN-Habitat in close collaboration with other relevant entities of the United Nations system, ensuring an inclusive United Nations system-wide coordination process”.

Supplement Document of the Quadrennial Report

UN-Habitat organized the first Expert Group Meeting (EGM) in Granada, Spain from March 20th-23rd of 2018. This EGM adopted a “Writers’ Workshop” methodology to advance in a collective manner in the preparation of this Report. The contributing Experts were from different regions, disciplines, levels of government, private sector, civil society and academia as well as representatives from the United Nations system. They provided inputs for an initial summary of the steps taken towards the implementation of the NUA, highlight key areas where progress needs to be accelerated and what bottlenecks are currently in place, in addition to examining roles of the various stakeholders. Read More

The Supplement Document of the Quadrennial Report presents the strategy, roadmap and approach for the preparation of subsequent reports. It is more of a system based approach that integrates some quantitative and qualitative information, as an example of how these best practices and policies will be used in the future.