Implementing the New Urban Agenda

An urbanization action blueprint for UN-Habitat and our partners in government, the UN, civil society, communities, the private sector, professionals, the scientific and academic community, in support of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development; especially SDG 11 - making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

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The NUA is anchored in participatory urban policies that mainstream sustainable urban and territorial development as part of integrated development strategies and plans, supported by institutional and regulatory frameworks linked to transparent and accountable finance mechanisms.


Development must protect the planet and enable all inhabitants, whether living in formal or informal settlements, to lead decent, dignified, and rewarding lives, and to achieve their full human potential.


Balanced territorial development that accounts for different scales of cities and human settlements, strengthens their role in food security and nutrition systems, puts housing at the centre, builds infrastructure and services, facilitates trade, and connects farmers and fishers across value chains and markets.


Inclusive and sustainable economic growth, with full and productive employment and decent work for all, is a key element of sustainable urban development where can people live healthy, productive, prosperous, and fulfilling lives.


Unsustainable consumption and production patterns, loss of biodiversity, pressure on ecosystems, pollution, natural and man-made disasters, and climate change and its related risks, undermine efforts to end poverty and to achieve sustainable development.
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