Cities, as centres of population, economies and development, define how sustainable living in the future can be achieved, as envisioned in all major international development frameworks. Here we present each of the relevant frameworks which have direct implications for all cities worldwide.

Cities and the 2030 Agenda

UNDP recognizes that in addition to Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11), many other goals in the 2030 Agenda can only be achieved with actions taken by local actors on climate change, sustainable consumption and production, decent work and economic growth, and by reducing inequalities. 

Cities and the New Urban Agenda

The New Urban Agenda aims to ensure that the cities of today and tomorrow offer an inclusive and sustainable future for all. The UNDP Sustainable Urbanisation Strategy lays out the support which UNDP as a global development organisation can provide to help achieve that.

Cities and the Paris Agreement

UNDP’s support to countries in achieving sustainable, inclusive and resilient urbanization is a key part of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Cities and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

UNDP supports countries better link finance with their national development priorities and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as agreed by the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. Accordingly, UNDP supports national efforts in integrating financial frameworks in leveraging the full potential of all financial flows - private and public - for sustainable development.

Cities & the Sendai Framework

UNDP has been supporting national and local governments for over 20 years to assist recovery, and develop and strengthen their disaster risk reduction strategies and plans. 

Cities & the SAMOA Pathway

Fulfilling the call of the SAMOA Pathway, UNDP has been privileged to be part of the many partnerships working with the small island developing states (SIDS).