Promoting UN Habitat’s Flagship Program “SDG Cities” in the MEWA Region

Source of Action
World Urban Forum
Last Updated
27 March 2023


UCLG-MEWA commits to mainstreaming SDG Cities Program in the MEWA cities, through assisting them to produce VLRs accross the region, and ensuring proper follow up in the aftermath, in coordination with the UN Habitat HQ and its regional office. The Program is expected to help cities to better allocate their limited resources for the maximum SDG impact, and promote multi-stakeholder local partnerships. This action will encourage more cities in the region to implement&localize SDGs and report on their SDG progress. To magnify the impact of the SDG Cities program, UCLG-MEWA requests UN-Habitat’s Executive Director to initiate a process within the UN System to establish an official SDG Cities Certification mechanism that recognizes the efforts and achievements of cities to accelerate the achievement of SDGs.

Outcomes and Impacts

Increased and equal access to basic services, sustainable mobility and public space (most indicators at outcome level measure institutional outcome), Increased and secure access to land and adequate and affordable housing, Improved spatial connectivity and productivity of cities and regions

Level of Activity

Local and Regional Government

Lead Entity


Key Dates

Start year: 01.01.2023

Sustainable Development Goals

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