• Monday 17 Oct 2016
  • Implementing the New Urban Agenda for Africa’s Structural Transformation

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room B
    Lead Organizations:
    • United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA),
    • United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).
    Partner Organization:
    • African Union Commission (AUC).

    The global aspirations and targets set in the New Urban Agenda need to be integrated into regional and national planning processes, policies and strategies. In this respect, it becomes critical to define regional implementation frameworks for the New Urban Agenda to ensure alignment with regional priorities and facilitate effective sub-regional, national and sub-national operationalization. Anchored in the African Union's Agenda 2063, the Common African Position on Habitat III and the Abuja Declaration on “Africa’s Priorities for the New Urban Agenda” of the Habitat III Africa Regional Conference, and guided by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this event will identify the priorities and opportunities for implementing the New Urban Agenda in Africa. It will consider this in the context of Africa's efforts to accelerate inclusive structural transformation as a top priority. The event will also highlight the main elements and arrangements for the development of an implementation framework for the New Urban Agenda in Africa. It will thus facilitate dialogue and opportunities for partnership between Member States and key stakeholders in the achievement of the visions set out in the New Urban Agenda in Africa.