Linking the SDGs with the

New Urban Agenda


The United Nations has achieved ground-breaking agreements in recent years which, if implemented, will move the world to greater environmental sustainability and greater social justice.

  • The 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by 193 nations. They are 17 goals committed to ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for all.
  • The 2016 New Urban Agenda (NUA) was adopted by 167 nations and sets a new global standard for how we plan, manage and live in cities.

These two agreements are closely connected, with the New Urban Agenda seen as the delivery vehicle for the Sustainable Development Goals in urban settlements.  Integrating the two approaches is essential and this website demonstrates the alignment of the individual Sustainable Development Goals with the commitments made in the New Urban Agenda. 

Click on the images below to see how each of the 17 SDGs link to the principles and commitments outlined in the New Urban Agenda.