|WORLD URBAN CONGRESS|
|MALMO, 16 -17 APRIL 2018|
|PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES|
The New Urban Agenda (NUA) recognized, State institutions, Local Authorities, private sector and collaborative organizations as active actors of change, but other categories of people, such as those in difficulty or marginalized or in transit, are perceived as recipients of aid and not as agents of change. They are considered in relation to their needs and not in relation to the contribution they can make to the development of their own social sphere and to the progress of the "urban society" as a whole. Any initiative that allows for a collaborative, inclusive and participatory approach to decision-making, implementation and monitoring will play a crucial role. The challenge is not just to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); it is equally important to learn to think, plan and act with all categories of inhabitants, especially those who are most often excluded.
Each place needs infrastructure and services that are accessible to all, and while building them, we must together define and redefine, to adjust and readjust, invent and reinvent the objectives and goals of local development in order to adapt them to the new challenges.
The City of Malmo together with INTA, are organizing the 41st annual World congress over 2 days of intense debates and visits the new opportunities of partnerships to build sustainable cities and communities.
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Sustainable Development Goals addressed by the Congress
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
17.6 Enhance cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation
17.7 17.8 Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies; enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology
17.14 Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
17.16 Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries
17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnership.
UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
11.1 By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums
11.2 By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons
11.3 By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries
11.4 Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage
11.5 By 2030, significantly reduce the number of deaths and the number of people affected and substantially decrease the direct economic losses relative to global gross domestic product caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations
11.6 By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.7 By 2030, provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities
11.a Support positive economic, social and environmental links between urban, per-urban and rural areas by strengthening national and regional development planning
11.b By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels
11.c Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials