Members of the Global Taskforce gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York for the Integration Segment of ECOSOC 2014 have released their joint messages "Towards achieving Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements and localizing the Post-2015 Agenda", on the eve of the debates with Member States.
Local and regional government organizations, representing sub-national governmental stakeholders, and collaborating in the Global Taskforce for the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Towards Habitat III, welcome the mandate given to the Economic and Social Council to promote the integration of the three dimensions of sustainable development, as well as its decision to dedicate its first Integration Segment to Sustainable Urbanization. This is a strong acknowledgement of the important role that local urban and territorial governance will play in the sustainability agenda.
Members of the Global Taskforce confirm their willingness to contribute to the definition, implementation and monitoring of the global Post-2015 Agenda and of local SDG targets, as well as their aim to shape societies from the bottom up, making them resilient and ready to tackle the challenges of our time. The members recall their campaign advocating for a stand-alone goal on urbanization, which has mobilized thousands around the world, and is raising awareness of our membership in the Post-2015 process.
The Global Taskforce calls for a renewed global partnership that will continue to bring together key partners of civil society, the private sector and the international community, as well as all countries, including small island developing states (SIDS).
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Official Hashtag of the Segment: #OurCitiesOurWorld
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