“There is no sustainable development without resilient and inclusive cities and communities.” – Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif, Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
• By 2030, nearly 80% of the Mediterranean countries’ populations will be concentrated on 10% of the land – predominantly the coastline.
• 7% of the world’s population is living in urban areas in the Mediterranean.
The UfM Urban Agenda aims to support the creation of more resilient and inclusive cities in the Mediterranean region, with a focus on reducing inequalities and achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. It covers, among other things:
The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the need for sustainable urbanisation, putting further pressure on social security, health and sanitation systems, and the economic livelihood of millions.
The UfM Urban Agenda was launched at the first meeting of the UfM Regional Platform for Sustainable Urban Development in November 2017. This meeting also created the Regional Platform, and agreed its specific objectives:
Three working groups were created: two thematic working groups on urban regeneration, and affordable and sustainable housing, and a permanent working group on urban indicators. The two thematic working groups designed the Strategic Action Plan for the UfM’s Urban Agenda in collaboration with key stakeholders.
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