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This short position paper details the Local Authorities Major Group’s (LAMG) vision and priorities - including themes, goals, targets and indicators – for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the wider post-2015 Development Agenda and the High Level Political Forum (HLPF). Thus, the LAMG strongly encourages Member States and global development community to adopt a stand-alone goal on sustainable urbanization (UrbanSDG) in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Such a decision will: a) Provide holistic, integrated, territorial-based, inclusive, visionary and transformative solutions to address and meet the complex social, economic, environmental, cultural and institutional challenges of the “Urban World” of the 21st century. b) Seize the opportunities that local and subnational governments entail as actors and governmental stakeholders of development and through urban areas as agents of national economic growth and as the locus of technological, social, and governance innovation. c) Foster multi-level and multi-stakeholder collaboration, necessary for concomitantly managing and planning urban areas, urban-rural continuums, surrounding areas, communities and ecosystems. document presents an overview of six proposals developed by members and partners of LAMG, listed below. The LAMG further acknowledges and welcomes additional valuable proposals by other Major Groups and encourages all of these to be considered under the Sustainable Cities Thematic Cluster position paper as well. 1- Global Taskforce (GTF) of Local & Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda towards Habitat III 2- Communitas Coalition for Sustainable Cities and Regions in the New UN Development Agenda 3- Joint Statement of Major Groups (endorsed by UCLG, ICLEI, MGCY, WFEO, ICC-France, 4D) 4- Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies - City of Bogota 5- UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) 6- UN Habitat .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
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