“The development architecture should include all levels of government, including the local level.
"Economic growth does not necessarily improve quality of life, but we cannot disregard the importance of economic development within a territory".
On 28 January, the European Commission and UCLG signed the first partnership agreement on development cooperation.
This year, the post 2015 development goals will be defined. It is therefore timely to discuss the most effective ways of achieving development.
The President of the UN Economic and Social Council, H.E. Mr.