Call to Action for Sustainable Urbanisation

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
2022 - 2024
Last Updated
27 March 2023


Our transformative impacts will be: We aim to empower Commonwealth Youth to support, contribute to, and advocate for sustainable urbanisation in the Commonwealth and to look at ways in which cities and human settlements can better reflect the needs of youth. Immediate impact is contributing to local plan in Belize. Build the capacity of youth, to advocate for sustainable urbanisation, shape the future of, and re-design their environment by engaging with 100 000 young people across the Commonwealth. Communicate the importance of youth-friendly and youth-aware sustainable urbanisation by actively involving 500 decision-makers across the Commonwealth. Integrate a diverse youth voice into Commonwealth policy and programmes and advocate for strengthened youth leadership and integration into decision making to support sustainable urbanisation. Generate a pipeline and entrepreneurial environment for project and provide an opportunity for young people from across different disciplines/constituencies relating to sustainable urbanisation to come together. Immediate expected results will be: Help local governments to implement to implement development plans with young people. For example, we will work with Belize City Council in 2022. We will develop a set of youth-friendly principles for sustainable urbanisation and inclusive urban development. By working with Partners we will test the applicability of youth-friendly toolkits and programmes.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Improved spatial connectivity and productivity of cities and regions, Increased and equitably distributed locally generated revenues, Enhanced social integration and inclusive communities, Enhanced resilience of the built environment and infrastructure

Lead Entity

Commonwealth Youth for Sustainable Urbanisation

Key Dates

Start year: 6/17/2022

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4 - Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11 - Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17 - Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development