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UCLG and its members are advocating for Sustainable Development Goals that take local and regional priorities into account, in particular in the light of rapid urbanization faced in many regions of the world. See the Rabat Declaration.
UCLG has launched an Awareness Campaign for a Stand-Alone Urban Goal which aims at influencing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process to acknowledge local and regional governments as a specific sphere of government and as key actors of development, building on their proven contribution to innovative solutions addressing global and local challenges. Furthermore, UCLG is facilitating the work of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, where local and regional government leaders and their partners meet to contribute to the global agenda.
The United Nations and the international community are working on defining a new agenda, known as the Post-2015 Agenda, which will follow the Millennium Development Goals after 2015 and implement the Rio+20 outcomes. Local and regional authorities see the Post-2015 Agenda as closely connected with the Habitat III conference, whose aim is to define a new sustainable urbanization agenda.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network initiative, “Why the world needs an urban sustainable development goal”, is supported by key partners of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, such as UN Habitat, Cities Alliance and ICLEI.
The Local and Regional Governments Campaign for and Urban SDG is complementary to this initiative. Next December 13th the signatures supporting this campaign will be delivered in the framework of Sustainable Cities Days, a preparatory meeting to be held in UN New York headquarters, previous to the Seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals to be held from 6th to 10th January 2014.

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