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Universities supporting the implementation of SDG11 and NUA

By on February 13, 2019

Report of the Executive Director on the progress in the implementation of the New Urban Agenda and the 2030 Sustainable development

The General Assembly (GA) adopted a resolution A/RES/73/239 in late 2018, which changed the governance structure of UN-Habitat. This resolution dissolved the UN-Habitat Governing Council as a subsidiary organ of the GA and proposed the creation of the UN-Habitat Assembly, which will have its first session in May 2019. As part of the preparations for this session, a report of the Executive Director is underway on the progress made in the implementation of the NUA and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report presents the work of UN-Habitat as a focal point and custodian of SDG11, as well as the efforts of the UN system, international community, and Member States in the implementation, follow up and review of such global agendas. Through the UNI network, partner universities were requested to share their contributions to inform the drafting of the report.

On behalf of the UNI secretariat, we are grateful for the participation of 37 universities:

  • The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • TU Dortmund, Germany
  • Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
  • The University of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
  • University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, USA
  • RMIT University, Australia
  • Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Dar AL Uloom University, Saudi Arabia
  • TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • The University of 17 Agustus 1945 of Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Universidad Piloto, Colombia
  • Windesheim Honours College, The Netherlands
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • The School of Architecture National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovacion y Tecnología, Spain
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
  • San Pablo CEU University of Madrid, Spain
  • UNESCO Housing Chair at University Rovira I Virgili in Tarragona, Spain
  • Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design, India
  • Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
  • James Cook University, Australia
  • Curtin University, Australia
  • The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • National University of Cordoba, Argentina
  • The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  •  The University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Bond University, Australia
  • Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
  • ESCI-UPF, Spain

Kindly, find the compilation of all the contributions, as well as annexed documents that were very kindly shared with us.

February 2019, contributions from UNI partners to UN-Habitat progress report


Papua New Guinea

With kind regards,
UNI Team