| How will the UN oversee the implementation of the NUA?
The New Urban Agenda was officially passed by the UN General Assembly on December 21st, proving that this ambitious initiative will be the UN's main strategy for dealing with urbanization. However whether overall responsibility for its oversight will lie with UN Habitat is not yet determined. This debate over implementation has been going on since before Habitat III, and led to a provision in the concluding section of the New Urban Agenda that calls for an independent assessment of the agency itself. The General Assembly resolution made this provision official, and now it calls on the new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres "to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the evidence-based and independent assessment of UN-Habitat is carried out in a fair, objective, impartial and representative manner."
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