Policy Papers

Policy Papers identify policy priorities, critical issues, and action-oriented recommendations in relation to the implementation the New Urban Agenda.

They were the final outcome of the Habitat III Policy Units’ work, serving as official inputs in the Habitat III process and playing a key role in the formulation of the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda. They are part of the Habitat III legacy and a valuable resource of information and knowledge that various urban actors may find useful in their work on housing and sustainable urban development.

The exercise carried out with Policy Units and Policy Papers set a pioneering precedent for future United Nations intergovernmental processes to not only be informed by but also based on independent expert knowledge.