by Leila Mead
outcome of Habitat III held in October 2016, was,
adoption of the final New Urban Agenda (NUA)
document as the new mandate for the development
of cities and human settlements during the next
The U.N. is now
meddling with Latin America to impose its
Technocratic tyranny on unsuspecting city-dwellers.
Action Plan for 2016-2036 includes six action areas and
their strategic objectives, which comprise the key
components necessary for implementing the New Urban Agenda
The RAP enables
synergies with other global agreements and agendas.
According to the
document, structural changes are required that place
sustainability and equality at the center of the
urbanization process in LAC.
An action plan for implementing the New Urban Agenda (NUA)
in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) envisions the
city as a "macro-level public good" where citizens' economic,
social, cultural and environmental rights are guaranteed.
Action Plan for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda in Latin
America and the Caribbean - 2016-2036' (RAP) was
The guiding principles
and strategic objectives (2016-2036) of the RAP include:
inclusive urban economies
The RAP argues that
current regional policies have failed to successfully address
unsustainable urban trends.
changes are required that place sustainability and equality at the
center of the urbanization process.
It provides a road map of
potential actions, interventions and evidence-based policy guidance
for LAC countries towards achieving sustainable urban development,
and establishing a more equitable urban paradigm.
The RAP contains six action areas, namely:
territorial planning and design
urban economy and
reporting and revision mechanisms
These action areas and
their strategic objectives comprise the key components necessary for
implementing the NUA in LAC.
The document describes
enabling conditions and essential elements for each area, and how
each is aligned with specific SDGs and related targets.
While aimed at implementing the NUA in the region, the RAP will also
enable the building of synergies with other global agreements and
agendas, such as,
The RAP was designed for
the region as a whole, but it can also be used to evaluate needs and
actions at the subregional, national and local levels.