City commitment to the 2030 Agenda

A public awareness campaign is getting under way on the seventeen sustainable development goals in the 2030 Agenda. The campaign coincides with the fourth anniversary of the corresponding resolution by the UN, setting out the objectives.

17/09/2019 11:51 h

Ajuntament de Barcelona

The 2030 Agenda is the result of a major agreement reached by the 193 member states of the UN on 25 September 2015. The agreement sets out seventeen sustainable development goals in environmental, social, economic and institutional spheres. The 2030 Agenda marks the action and goals that humanity needs to achieve to govern economic globalisation from a perspective of peace, justice and sustainable, with transformational policies enabling cities and human settlements to be inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Municipal governments and organisations from all around the world, led by major cities, managed to introduce the main urban challenges of the present and the future into these goals, such as social inclusion, sustainable economic growth and the fight against climate change, with the commitment of leaving nobody behind.

Barcelona backed the 2030 Agenda right from the start, building on the city’s solid trajectory of participatory strategic planning, in terms of both environmental sustainability and social inclusion, as well as its international vocation for seeking alliances for other cities to tackle climate change, the refugee crisis, the reduction of inequalities and other shared challenges.

During the 2019-2020 term of office, Barcelona City Council’s commitment to sustainable development goals will be backed up by a municipal government agreement for a Deputy Mayor’s Office for the 2030 Agenda, Digital Transformation, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination. There will also be a Commissioner’s Office for the 2030 Agenda, working to promote, implement and monitor its fulfilment within the municipal structure and the city of Barcelona, as well as looking for alliances with the civil society and economic sectors, as set out in the sustainable development goals.

The City Council will be taking part in #ODSéate, a campaign at a national level to mobilise organisations and the public to become familiar with the seventeen sustainable development goals, helping to disseminate the 2030 Agenda and making an urgent call for action so that the objectives are fulfilled.

 

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