New Urban Agenda in Jordan and the Arab region

In Amman on 15 and 16 February, ESCWA launched a project on “Interregional Cooperation to Implement the New Urban Agenda (NUA)” in the Arab region, in cooperation with the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN Habitat).

The launch clarified project objectives at the national and local levels, as well as activities to be carried out, expected outputs and the time frame for implementation.

Participants discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the implementation of Goal 11 of the SDGs and the NUA. They also identified urban development challenges in Jordan, particularly in Amman.