October 30, 2015     cib    

World Cities Day, which takes place on 31 October, aims to attract the international community's attention to urbanization as a central issue for development and to encourage cooperation among countries and cities in meeting opportunities and addressing urban challenges towards sustainable development through inclusive and participative initiatives for all citizens;

Local governments around the world recognize the opportunity before us to transform our cities into inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable places as we work towards a New Urban Agenda. We take the opportunity of this joyous day to recall the central role and responsibilities of local governments in the Habitat III process and confirm our commitment to constructively contribute to develop a strong action agenda in Quito.

Enjoy World Cities Day in the streets, plazas and parks of your cities and towns; living and shaping our future together!