Strengthening role of local authorities in sustainable development
Synonyms: Increasing international cooperation for Local Agenda 21 programmes
Supporting local authority programmes on sustainable development
Context: This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities. Agenda 21 recommends fostering partnerships among relevant organs and organizations such as UNDP, the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) and UNEP, the World Bank, regional banks, the International Union of Local Authorities, the World Association of the Major Metropolises, Summit of Great Cities of the World, the United Towns Organization and other relevant partners, with a view to mobilizing increased international support for local authority programmes. An important goal would be to support, extend and improve existing institutions working in the field of local authority capacity-building and local environment management.
Subjects: MunicipalitiesSustainable development
Type Classification: E: Emanations of other strategies