Tagged: New Urban Agenda

NEWS: USA: Index Assesses Cities’ Progress On SDGs

US cities still have a long way to go towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the first-ever US Cities SDG Index, which ranks the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the US based on their performance on the SDGs. Because 62.7% of the US population live in urban areas, the Index aims to provide a framework for action to help address sustainable development challenges faced by cities…

NEWS: Declaration 9th Global Conference On Health Promotion

9th Global conference on health promotion: Global leaders agree to promote health in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals…

BLOG: Building Cities For All Through Alcohol Policy

All these facts tell the story of urban development being hindered by alcohol harm. It’s a story of exclusion, lack of opportunity and freedom, oppressions and vulnerability – the opposites of the paradigm shift that global leaders actually want to bring about with the New Urban Agenda…

NEWS: WHO Report: Health As Pulse Of New Urban Agenda

The new WHO report “Health as the pulse of the New Urban Agenda – United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development” (PDF) considers how to integrate health into urban planning, investments, and policy decisions, so as to support the implementation and achievement of the goals and objectives of the New Urban Agenda.
Alcohol harm is mentioned only once, meaning WHO missed an opportunity to highlight how alcohol hinders urban development and undermines resilient, inclusive, safe cities for all. Likewise alcohol policy measures are addressed only once in the report but at least in a robust way, highlighting the role of alcohol taxation and alcohol advertising bans…

NEWS: New UN Toolbox: Localizing SDGs For Cities

This new website and toolbox is a joint project of UN Habitat, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, and the United Nations Development Program.
The Toolbox seeks to raise awareness of the SDGs among local and national actors. It aims to improve their knowledge of the 2030 Agenda, familiarise them with the implications, opportunities and challenges in localizing it, and urge stakeholders to fully realise their crucial role…

NEWS: Bloomberg, Harvard Launch City Leadership Initiative

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University Launch Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
Bloomberg Committing $32 Million for New Leadership Program for Mayors and Senior Aides; University to Design Comprehensive Program of Support to Advance Public Sector Management and Innovation…