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UCLG supports a stand-alone urban goal: Join the awareness raising campaign

17 October 2013

This initiative follows the Rabat World Congress Declaration call for a single and universal development agenda that should include a stand-alone goal on Sustainable Urbanization and the UCLG World Council decision to publicly support the initiative of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s titled “Why the world needs an urban sustainable development goal”.

An urban goal would not only be directed at cities but would entail a territorial approach, including regional and rural-urban linkages and would aim at:

  • Educate and focus attention on urgent urban challenges and future opportunities

  • Mobilize and empower all urban actors around practical problem solving

  • Promote integrated and innovative infrastructure design and service delivery

  • Address the specific challenges of urban poverty and access to infrastructure

  • Promote integrated and innovative infrastructure design and service delivery

  • Promote land use planning and efficient spatial concentration

  • Ensure resilience to climate change and disaster risk reduction

This proposal which has been developed with the active participation of UCLG is further supported by key partners of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, such as UN Habitat, Cities Alliance and ICLEI.

The note together with the register of support will be presented to States, as part of local and regional authorities’ strategy, in December in the framework of the preparatory process for the Open Working Group session on sustainable cities to take place on 6 January 2014.

Join this initiative! Please click on the links below to access the following documents: