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dc.coverage.spatialASIA AND THE PACIFIC
dc.creatorUN.ESCAP
dc.creatorUnited Nations Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism (UNAPRCM)
dc.creatorUnited Nations Centre for Human Settlement (UN-Habitat)
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-28T00:07:27Z
dc.date.available2021-03-28T00:07:27Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12870/871
dc.descriptionSDG11 goal profile.
dc.description.abstractCities across the Asia Pacific region are experiencing rapid growth, which has accelerated urban development and provided opportunities for increased access to the diverse goods and services available in urban areas. However, despite significant progress in many areas, some indicators in SDG 11 reveal regression in the region since 2000, including in key areas such as inclusion, safety, equality and environmental impact. Challenges include providing housing and tenure security (with absolute numbers of slum dwellers still rising), lagging infrastructure needs and services for the rapidly increasing urban populations. Reversing increasing exclusion and inequality, and turning cities into safe spaces for women and girls is paramount. Significant action needs to be taken to make cities more resilient to the impacts of natural disasters and climate change, and to promote resource efficiency and circular economies to reduce pressures on natural resources and eco-systems. According to the Asian Development Bank, cities in Asia and the Pacific generate roughly 80% of the region’s GDP output1. If mobilized effectively, such economic strength and diversity in combination with cities’ quality education and proximity to power has the potential to foster innovative solutions not only to support local needs, but to meet the targets of Goal 11 and support the achievement of many other Sustainable Development Goals. For this it is necessary to mobilize broadbased support for ‘localizing’ the SDGs – involving urban stakeholders in local implementation, in the process of national strategies development and in monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
dc.format.extent9 p.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUnited Nations
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSDG Goal Profiles
dc.rightsThis publication may be reproduced in whole or in part for educational or non-profit purposes without special permission from the copyright holder, provided that the source is acknowledged. The ESCAP Publications Office would appreciate receiving a copy of any publication that uses this publication as a source.
dc.rightsUse may not be made of this publication for resale or any other commercial purpose whatsoever without prior permission. Applications for such permission, with a statement of the purpose and extent of reproduction, should be addressed to the Secretary of the Publications Board, United Nations, New York.
dc.titleSDG 11 : Sustainable cities and communities : make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
dc.typeText
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.rights.holderUnited Nations
dc.subject.unbistSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject.unbistCITIES
dc.subject.unbistEQUALITY
dc.subject.unbistNATURAL RESOURCES
escap.publisherPlaceBangkok
escap.doctypePolicy Brief
escap.programmeOfWorkEnvironment and Development
escap.areasOfWorkCities for a Sustainable Future
escap.unSDG11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
escap.libBibNumber55675
escap.bibLevelMonograph
escap.link.internalLinkhttps://www.unescap.org/kp/2018/sdg11-goal-profile
escap.contactPhone+66 2 288-1234
escap.contactEmail[email protected]
escap.contactUnitEnvironment and Development Division
escap.ispartofseriesnoSDG Goal Profiles ; 11
dc.date.escap2018-03-28


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