A role for Cities and Regions to leave no-one behind
The OECD has developed 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;
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OECD Toolkit for A Territorial Approach to the SDGs
In A Territorial Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals, the OECD proposed a Checklist for Public Action to guide policy makers at all levels of government to implement a territorial approach to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The corresponding toolkit is designed as a user-friendly one-stop-shop gathering lessons learned from cities across the globe, proposing a How-To Guide for interested SDG champions, showcasing localised data and indicators, and providing a self-assessment tool for cities and regions looking to embrace the localisation path.
The toolkit offers:
In addition, two-page snapshots illustrate the performance on the SDGs of cities and regions involved in the policy dialogues with the OECD.
Discover the OECD Toolkit for A Territorial Approach to the SDGs
Explore the Snapshots
Policy Dialogues - Who are the Pilot Cities and Regions?
Measure the distance to the SDGs
Click here to measure the distance to the SDGs in regions and cities.
For more information please contact Stefano Marta
Synthesis Report, February 2020
Meet the Pilot Programmes
SDG Summit 2023 , New York, United States, 18-19 September 2023
High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, New York, United States, 10-19 July 2023
6th Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs, Brussels, Belgium, 20 April 2023