"We, the local and regional leaders gathered in United Cities and Local Governments and the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, have been here this week to make everybody aware that the Sustainable Development Goals – all of them – are at the core of our work."
New York, USA - Joint Press Release of the Global taskforce and UNCDF. The Sustainable Development Goals represent a transformative agenda. The objective is to transform the economies and societies of developing countries with a view to eliminating poverty by 2030.
By Helen Clarck, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
As the member states of the UN prepare to meet in New York to adopt the new Post-2015 Development Agenda, UCLG celebrates the inclusive process that was carried out to negotiate the new sustainable development goals.
The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held in New York from 25 to 27 September 2015.
In May, nearly 140 metropolises around the world urged the United Nations to formally include cities in the Habitat III negotiations.
On August 3, U. N.