SDG 11 Synthesis Report – Sustainable Cities and Communities

Who’s behind it? – UN Habitat

How can it help? –  The SDG 11 Synthesis Report presents “a joint position from the UN family” on critical issues related to urbanization as a cross-cutting area, and provides insights for building effective partnerships to address the data collection and monitoring needs of all related indicators. The report informs the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) thematic review.

The report highlights progress towards sustainable urbanization targets such as affordable housing, basic services, public transport for all, reducing air pollution and expanding public spaces. The analysis draws on a number of voluntary national review reports prepared for the HLPF, and analyzes reports from a range of sources, including National Statistics Organizations, urban observatories and geospatial data from selected cities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and academia.

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