Habitat Indonesia National Secretariat and some ministries / agencies invited in the coordination meetings for implementation of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on Monday, 13 March 2017 by the Directorate General for Multilateral Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The event was held in Meeting Room of General Directorate of Multilateral Cooperation, was attended by representatives from Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ministry of National Development Planning, Central Bureau of Statistics, and Secretariat of the SDGs.

UN Habitat III Conference on 17 - 20 October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador, has endorsed the NUA as a guide to global urban development that promote the principles of sustainable development.

On the side in line, the implementation of the NUA essentially also support the achievement of 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was passed in the UN Summit for Adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development on 25 September 2015 in New York, United States. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development itself has target in the Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities and related targets that are cross-cutting.

Therefore, the stakeholders need to strengthen coordination at the national level in implementing for development agenda embodied in the NUA and the Goal 11 SDGs to be more effective and efficient in both progress reporting mechanism, each coordinated by Habitat Indonesia National Secretariat and Secretariat of the SDGs.

"We can harmonize the agenda between Habitat Indonesia National Secretariat and Secretariat of the SDGs because both of them have similar mechanism. Both of them encourage participation of cummunity in decision making. Both of them have the similar actors (stakeholders). Both of them have similar report system, that is in regional and international levels", said Ir. Baby Setiawati Dipokusumo, M.Sc. as Advisor to Minister of Social Affairs and Role of Cultural Society.

To realize the NUA implementation at local and national level, Habitat Indonesia National Secretariat under coordination from Ministry Public Works and Housing will implement the action plan throughout 2017.

"We have five agenda in 2017 about action plan for implementation of the NUA, that are translation of the Declaration of Quito, preparation of the Quick Book of the NUA, reporting pilot cities in Indonesia, formed the team of national coordination related about habitat’s agenda, and socialization of the NUA at the local and national level, as well as ministries / agencies’s government", said Baby Setiawati Dipokusumo.

Hopes, between implementation of the NUA that will do Habitat Indonesia National Secretariat and the targets in the SDGs that will do coordinated by Secretariat of the SDGs can be complementary. 

"As a follow up, we need to create a joint action plan between Habitat Indonesia National Secretariat with Secretariat of the SDGs for implementation of the NUA in Indonesia, making the adjustment achievement of the SDGs's indicators with in line on implementation of the NUA, and establish a joint review which related about policies and strategies for urban development integrated national between the NUA and the SDGs", she concluded.