Cities have been creating innovative solutions that contribute to the enhancement of equity, social inclusion, and quality of life. They also play a pivotal role in forging new linkages among actors and offer innovative solutions that have the potential to be included in national agendas with greater possibilities of influencing regional and global development. Urbanization calls for evidence-based policies, action plans, and programs in cities for them to achieve their full potential.

The Global Urban Monitoring Framework was endorsed by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2022 for implementation as part of the Harmonized Global UN Systemwide Strategy for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and New Urban Agenda (NUA) and other regional, national, and subnational urban programs. The framework was developed in response to the request of the United Nations Statistical Commission that called for a peer review mechanism of existing urban indices and monitoring tools, as well as the need to develop and adopt an urban monitoring framework. Several cities are already implementing the framework with the guidance of UN-Habitat. The framework is designed to allow adaption in its implementation. It aims at ensuring thematic integration and inter-linkages among various dimensions of development, disaggregation of data, and inclusion of groups

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