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Main Topic B: Effective Implementation
– Sub-topic 1. Building the urban structure: Establishing a supportive, sub-national & local framework >
– Sub-topic 2. Planning & managing the urban spatial development >
– Sub-topic 3. Enhancing means of implementation of the new urban agenda: Financing & other tools of implementation >
Please share your comments below.
As Co-Chair of the General Assembly of Partners’ Children and Youth Constituent Group, World Vision commends the Bureau of the Preparatory Committee on the submission of the zero draft of the New Urban Agenda. We are pleased about the specific acknowledgement of addressing urban challenges faced by children and youth, and the inclusion of many of our recommendations from various regional and thematic meetings concerning the needs of young people and their critical role in shaping our current and future cities.
World Vision endorses the identification of local and sub-national governments, along with community based organisations, NGOs, and private sector, as all playing a fundamental role in ensuring the safety, security, livelihoods, and well-being of our communities. We endorse the rights based and people-centred approach applied throughout the New Urban Agenda to include the most vulnerable and marginalised (socially, economically, politically and culturally) in all the opportunities and benefits that urbanisation can offer. We endorse the recognition of public space and the informal economy as vital components of a prosperous city, and the state of public space being directly related to the quality of life for city residents, specifically children.
Within the ‘Effective Implementation’ section of the New Urban Agenda, we provide the following initial comments for consideration:
Moving forward, the New Urban Agenda is a comprehensive document, however, the critical question now is what is the implementation strategy for the New Urban Agenda? The narrative of the ‘Quito Implementation Agenda’ and its specific calls to action from member states and key stakeholders must take centre stage at Habitat III.