Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
-- Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11
A Critical Time for Cities
In October 2016, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) will convene in Quito, where the new urban development agenda will be shaped.
Recognising that this is a crucial moment for cities, the Cities Alliance in 2014 established its first-ever Joint Work Programme (JWP) focused on advocacy to rally members around cities, formulate common key advocacy messages, and determine how best to disseminate them before Habitat III in 2016.
The JWP has been a resounding success, participating in global negotiations as a coherent, dedicated group with a strong voice in support of the important role cities play in sustainable development.
Key Messages for Habitat III
The Cities Alliance Joint Work Programme highlights the value, experience and role of partnerships between national governments, local authorities and organised civil society in achieving sustainable development and poverty reduction in cities. We believe development partnerships:
2. Help realise good urban governance
3. Strengthen economic development
4. Build inclusive cities
For more, please see our Position Paper.