The New Urban Agenda (NUA) recognizes that successful sustainable urban development requires the active engagement of all actors – including major groups and other stakeholders – both in terms of implementation, evaluation and reporting.
Major groups and other stakeholders refer to women, children and youth, indigenous people, non-governmental organizations, local authorities, workers and trade unions, business and industry, scientific and technological community, farmers, academic institutions, professional associations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations among other groups.
The role of major groups and other stakeholders in implementing the New Urban Agenda is crucial, as they bring diverse perspectives, expertise, and resources to the table. Also, their engagement in the periodic follow-up to and review of the Agenda through case studies can:
- Track progress, assess impact and ensure the Agenda’s effective and timely implementation, accountability to citizens and transparency, in an inclusive manner
- Be an additional and complementary review to the voluntary national progress reporting of Member States on in which they analyze their progress in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, and
- Aim at creating and reinforcing partnerships among all relevant stakeholders and fostering exchanges of urban solutions and mutual learning.
The Urban Agenda Platform supports this process by making Stakeholder Case Studies available.
Should you wish to add your Case Studies here, please contact us.