The Conference in Quito was by no means the end of local and regional governments’ Habitat III Journey. Our constituency sees the New Urban Agenda as the lynchpin of all of the other major international agendas adopted over recent years. The Paris Climate Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, the Sendai Framework… all will depend on the successful implementation of the New Urban Agenda in cities and territories for their achievement.
The New Urban Agenda should be used as a framework to harness all sustainability and development goals and turn them into a reality on the ground. This will depend, of course, on improved local financing and the strengthening of local democracy. Going forward, the Global Taskforce will continue to bring together networks of local and regional governments to share experiences, speak with a united voice, and ensure the New Urban Agenda becomes a reality.
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