Member States gathered in New York for the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly on 28 April 2022 to review progress on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda six-years after its adoption at the Habitat III Conference in Quito, Ecuador. The HLM offered an opportunity for Member States to take stock and identify ways to revitalize the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, to utilize the transformative commitments and drivers of the NUA to achieve the outcomes of Agenda 2030 and of the Paris Agreement on Climate Action.
The High-Level Meeting on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda focused on action. Member States, local and regional governments, and other constituencies of the New Urban Agenda such as professional associations, grassroots organizations, and business leaders utilized the platform to highlight policy directions and programmatic initiatives they have been engaged in. They also put forward concrete commitments for the next two years.
87 Member States reaffirmed their commitment to the implementation of the New Urban Agenda by submitting statements on progress achieved. All submitted statements were analyzed to highlight actions taken by Member States over the past six years to implement the New Urban Agenda and their commitments made on future actions.
These statements are grouped under six thematic areas:
These key areas of action have also been identified in the reports on progress in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda submitted by Member States, the United Nations system, and by diverse partner networks for the preparation of the Quadrennial report of the Secretary-General.