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The New Urban Agenda: What next?

By Alice Charles, Lead, Urban Development Global Leadership Fellow, World Economic Forum

What is in the New Urban Agenda?

Photo: World Economic Forum

The New Urban Agenda takes into account the synergies that exists with other global agreements namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global climate agreement reached at COP21 in Paris, Addis Ababa Action Agenda, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries, SAMOA and the Istanbul Programme of Action for the Least Developed Countries to provide a holistic transformation approach for addressing urbanisation.

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