UN Secretary General receives support letters for a stand-alone urban goal

The UN Secretary General received from UCLG Co-President Moustache Belle, 157 forms from Mayors, Governors and their Associations and civil society partners calling for an Urban SDG to be included in the new Development agenda during a special Session on 12 December.
Ban Ki moon Commended the work of the members of the Global Taskforce saying that: Cities can be the engine of social equity and economic opportunity. They can help us reduce our carbon footprint and protect the global environment. That is why it is so important that we work together to build the capacity of mayors and all those concerned in planning and running sustainable cities.