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Report on progress under global commitments for sustainable urban development

Feb 9, 2018 | News

(09 February 2018) – Today at the World Urban Forum in Malaysia, the European Commission takes stock of what was achieved under the three commitments put forward by the EU and its partners 15 months ago.


Significant progress has been achieved under the three commitments since they were presented at the UN Habitat III conference in October 2016, in order to harness the power of rapid urbanisation.

City-to-city cooperation is now flourishing across continents, important steps have been taken towards a single definition of cities at global level and the EU is showing the world the way to sustainable urban development with the ongoing implementation of its Urban Agenda for the EU.

A new call was launched at the World Urban Forum to create at least 25 new pairings; cities can apply online until 9 March.

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