Reading Development

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Cities respond: Testing the urban SDG indicators

With the Sustainable Development Goals now finalized, all eyes turn to the critical task of defining how to track progress on these global aims. How are local authorities responding to the usefulness and feasibility of the Goal 11 indicators? [SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable]

Never before have countries and heads of state and government attached such significance to the cities of their countries. For the first time, the crucial role of cities — particularly since they are subnational units — in addressing the global sustainability challenges has been acknowledged as relevant for the United Nations, an intergovernmental organization, as the basis for data reporting.

[Read full blog in Citscope website]

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