Seoul Metropolitan City will open ‘Urban SDG Knowledge Platform’ on December 1st, 2016 in cooperation with UNESCAP and CityNet.
The platform will serve as a forum for sharing urban problem-solving policies and communication.
Sharing policies will help cities around the world reduce budgets, shorten the implementation period, reduce trial and error, and ultimately contribute to reducing economic losses.
For successful operation and continuation of the platform, Seoul Metropolitan City will participate in ‘Workshop for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Agenda between Cities in Asia and the Pacific’ held at UNESCAP Headquarters during SDG Week, introduce the online platform to participants including overseas cities, international organizations, and international NGOs, and ask for active cooperation from overseas cities.
The United Nations and other international organizations as well as Seoul have already been sharing city policies such as traffic, environment and urban planning with foreign cities for some time now, but this is the first time to open an online platform for urban policies to achieve and implement sustainable development goals.
Go to Urban SDG Knowledge Platform: http://www.urbansdgplatform.org/