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National governments have authorized the creation of a voluntary fund to support UN-Habitat’s rapid deployment.
Gregory Scruggs May 22, 2017
As the candidates continue to get pared down, we asked them for their views on cities and Habitat III.
Gregory Scruggs August 29, 2016
Amidst debate over the future of UN-Habitat comes an idea — which observers call an 'open secret' — for a new entity that would oversee implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Gregory Scruggs August 18, 2016
New details also available on a critical round of negotiations in Indonesia at the end of July.
Gregory Scruggs June 27, 2016
Concerns had mounted that opportunities for hard-nosed negotiating were running short. A new draft of the New Urban Agenda is also supposed to be released by 17 June.
Gregory Scruggs June 13, 2016
Last week, national governments finally began debating the details of the draft New Urban Agenda. Here’s what they had to say — and what may continue to define these discussions.
Gregory Scruggs May 25, 2016
Last week, technical groups presented thematic findings around housing and sustainable urbanization to national governments at the U.N. Here’s a summary of the first five papers and discussions.
Gregory Scruggs May 6, 2016
With the release of the draft New Urban Agenda in sight, diplomats at the highest levels are starting to link the Habitat III process and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Gregory Scruggs May 4, 2016
Final sessions ahead of the release of the New Urban Agenda draft were a master class in urbanization — but did enough countries come to school?
Gregory Scruggs May 3, 2016
U.N. assessment warns that commitments by national governments will achieve only half of the international goal on curbing global warming.
Carey L. Biron November 13, 2015
As country ramps up its Habitat III engagement, old tensions with multilateralism threaten to resurface.
Gregory Scruggs October 30, 2015
Up for decision: Can local governments participate in negotiations toward the New Urban Agenda?
Gregory Scruggs September 29, 2015
City officials from around the world will attend this month’s Sustainable Development Goals summit to pledge their critical support for the new framework.
Jessica Espey and Danielle Petretta September 11, 2015
Through 7 September, process open for input from civil society, academia and the private sector.
Carey L. Biron August 12, 2015
Final SDGs text, likely to be adopted in full at September summit, seen as bolstering local authorities.
Gregory Scruggs August 4, 2015
A full schedule has been released for the work of the Inter-Agency Expert Group, which is to offer its final indicators proposal by the end of November.
Gregory Scruggs July 27, 2015
Goal 11 target variables still a sticking point.
Gregory Scruggs July 24, 2015
The High-Level Political Forum has met for the last time ahead of the finalization of the Sustainable Development Goals. But the sessions left unanswered many questions on how exactly this body will monitor progress on the goals.
Gregory Scruggs July 9, 2015
Recommendation is included in official report of the first meeting of the IAEG-SDGs.
Gregory Scruggs July 6, 2015
The High-Level Political Forum has to decide on how it will oversee progress on the new development agenda.
Gregory Scruggs June 25, 2015
“Zero draft” also proposes changes to 21 targets, including two for Goal 11.
Carey L. Biron June 3, 2015
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