2022 was 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.
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 the achievement of SDGs and the New Urban Agenda. The scarcity 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 the implementation of these global agendas and regional frameworks will be difficult.
The Urban Agenda Platform facilitates the sharing of experiences, best practices, and the establishment of alliances for increased action in the 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.)