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To be successful, Habitat III needs a rigorous review and monitoring process to track progress and support developing cities. (Photo: John Solaro/Flickr)
The UN’s New Urban Agenda Needs to Monitor and Review Cities’ Progress
In October of 2016, UN Member States will meet in Quito, Ecuador for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development (Habitat III). Taking place 20 years after its predecessor, Habitat III will set the New Urban Agenda, an agreement ...
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the United Nations at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in New York. (Photo: United Nations Photo/ Flickr)
Why the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Need Cities to Succeed
Last September, New York was filled with optimism as heads of state and government officials adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit (25-27 September, 2015). Members of the urban development community also met in ...