By Andy McElroy, writing on Prevention Web:
“The World’s biggest forum of local leaders has called for sustainable urban development to be integral to the post-2015 development agenda.
The Rabat Declaration at the conclusion of the Fourth United Cities and Local Governments Congress stated: “The new (post-2015) agenda should include specific goals for Sustainable Urban Development.”
The Declaration also emphasized the importance of inclusion and a local focus. “The right to the city, inclusion, equality, access to essential services, decent work, adequate housing, culture, and a balanced environment are essential elements in the sustainable future for all.
“To increase the possibility of success, the post-2015 development agenda should further advance in the ‘localisation’ of its goals, targets and indicators, and provide the necessary means to ensure their implementation.””
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