The Quito Implementation Plan refers to specific commitments by various partners intended to contribute to and reinforce the implementation of the outcomes of Habitat III Conference and the New Urban Agenda.

These voluntary commitments seek to be concrete actions, measurable and achievable, focused on implementation, and with great depth of information for future accountability and transparency.

The term ‘commitment’ implies emphasis to the implementation and outcomes of one or multi-stakeholders initiatives to promote sustainable urban development rather than the common activity of the partners.

The initiatives under the Quito Implementation Plan

  1. should be specific, replicable, action-oriented, funded and innovative;
  2. must be monitored and subject to reporting on a regular basis;
  3. should demonstrate the capacity to deliver;
  4. should be led by partners able to showcase implementation of existing commitments (sufficient level of maturity).
  5. For cooperative international initiatives, they must observe inclusiveness (e.g. balance regional representation).

These commitments are not a substitute for Governments responsibilities and intergovernmentally agreed commitments; they are intended to strengthen implementation by involving those relevant stakeholders that can make a contribution to sustainable urban development, as stressed in the New Urban Agenda.

The Quito Implementation Plan Platform

The platform, being a tool for monitoring the implementation of the Habitat III outputs, will be used as an online tool that will be part of the legacy of the Conference.

As part of this information-sharing process, this platform is open to all for submitting and/or joining voluntary commitments.

All partners need to Register to the platform for adding or joining a commitment. This will allow the platform to link partners that demonstrate interest to same commitments.