2022 will be a very important milestone for the New Urban Agenda:
The Urban Agenda Platform supports these processes as the global knowledge portal for gathering voluntary reports, best practices, training, and data - both quantitative and qualitative, for reviewing the progress made in implementing the New Urban Agenda to accelerate achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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 and to share and inspire positive change.
High-Level Meeting on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda
The High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda will take place on 28 April 2022 at the UN Head Quarters in New York. The Secretary-General’s Quadrennial Report on the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda will form the basis for discussion. Five emerging elements of the Outcome of the HLM that may be considered by Member States are as follows:
- Decade of Action – Commitment by Member States to elevate the New Urban Agenda as a road map for accelerating the Paris Agreement and the Decade of Action for Sustainable Development.
- Cities and Pandemics – Recognition of the role of cities in COVID-19 response and contributing to and spearheading the implementation of healthy, just, and sustainable national recovery
- New Social Contract – Alignment of New Urban Agenda with Our Common Agenda on the future of multilateralism, with the integration of health, housing, incomes/employment, education, and digital access
- Climate Action – Strengthening of local government contributions to nationally-determined commitments on climate mitigation and adaptation, with a strategic focus on green infrastructure and resilience for the urban poor
- Peace and Security – Call for Global Action Plan on inclusive urban planning in countries in post-conflict and disaster situations, strengthening social cohesion through the provision of durable solutions.