• Sunday 16 Oct 2016
  • Accountability and Localisation of Sustainabel Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda in Cities: What Matters in the Monitoring of the New Agendas for Cities?

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room A
    Lead Organizations:
    • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC),
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
    Partner Organizations:
    • Colegio Nacional De Arquitectos De Bolivia,
    • Foro Ciudades Para La Vida – Peru,
    • POLIS – Brazil.

    The event focuses on the localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cities in order to meet national and international targets and draws lessons for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda (post-Habitat III). It will present a framework for public policy monitoring and communication with the citizenry, supported by smart city platforms, data collection, indicators and monitoring mechanisms. The event will also discuss how accountability mechanisms and initiatives can ensure citizens' role in monitoring progress of public policies that deliver the SGDs within their jurisdiction. The session will discuss innovative tools and online platforms for communication and visualization, city-level data and indicators, as well as on the importance of city-to-city cooperation and knowledge sharing. All of these dimensions will be keys for local level implementation and monitoring of both the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and the New Urban Agenda. The event addresses all the five components as accountability, monitoring, and evidence-based policymaking are issues that are important elements of sustainable urbanisation. The event will also be particularly relevant to the discussion on how to monitor the New Urban Agenda. It will also bring together a number of local organizations focused on urban accountability.