A role for Cities and Regions to leave no-one behind
The OECD is developing an ambitious programme to support cities and regions to develop, implement and monitor strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Approved in 2015 by the United Nations, the SDGs set the global development agenda for the next fifteen years, stimulating crucial actions for humanity and the planet. The 17 goals are action oriented, global in nature and universally applicable. They aim to reach environmental sustainability, social inclusion and economic development in both OECD member and non-member countries.
Cities and regions have a crucial role to play in SDG achievements although the 2030 Agenda was not designed specifically for or by them. Most underlying policies and investments are a shared responsibility across levels of government. It is estimated that 65% of the 169 targets underlying the 17 SDGs will not be reached without proper engagement of and coordination with local and regional governments.
The programme seeks to support interested cities and regions in fostering a territorial approach to the SDGs by;
The OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs
The 1st OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs was held at OECD Headquarters in Paris on 7 March 2019, within the scope of the OECD programme on A Territorial Approach to the SDGs. The Roundtable brought together cities, regions, national governments, international organisations, private sector and other key stakeholders to identify trends and challenges in the localisation of the SDGs, including the experiences and key findings from the pilots of the programme.
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Champion Pilots Cities and Regions
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Paris Peace Forum
UN Forum on Sustainable Development
Cities and Regions for the 2030 Agenda
EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum
Regional Forum on Sustainable Development
A Territorial Agenda for the SDGs:
Decentralised Development Co-operation
OCDE reconoce a Córdoba en Desarrollo Sostenible
Press area Think Europe Soria 2018
Los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
City-to-city cooperation is starting to drive SDGs implementation