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;
Project flyer ¦ OECD Impact story ¦ Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs
Case studies- Who are the Pilot Cities and Regions?
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Synthesis Report, February 2020
Meet the Pilot Programmes
The OECD at the World Urban Forum
2nd Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs
Workshop on Urban Policy and Territorial Indicators
OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs
Paris Peace Forum