Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, cities and countries around the world are coming together to promote effective ways to translate these SDGs, also called the global goals, on a local level. As part of this effort, New York City is taking the lead in working to achieve these goals through OneNYC: The Plan for a Strong and Just City. Launched in April 2015, OneNYC is an innovative blueprint for the City's future that focuses on growth, equity, sustainability and resiliency.
In December 2015, the New York City Mayor's Office for International Affairs launched Global Vision | Urban Action, an initiative designed to highlight the synergies between the SDGs and New York City's local sustainability and development programs that are discussed in OneNYC. Global Vision | Urban Action provides an opportunity for New York City and cities around the world to share strategies that have been effective in taking forward the global goals. By bringing together experts and representatives from NYC and the international community, we are creating a platform to share information and forge adaptable and innovative solutions to global challenges.
Through the Global Vision | Urban Action program, we have published a two-part booklet called: A City With Global Goals. Part I, released in December 2015, uses NYC’s local development strategy as a point of departure, while Part II released in April 2016 switches the focus and begins the comparison with the Sustainable Development Goals. We chose to provide perspectives from both angels so that no matter the reader’s engagement, the synergies between the two groundbreaking plans are clear. Global Vision | Urban Action has provided the platform for information exchange between sectors. To date, we have looked at tech and broadband as tools for achieving equity, and water management as a component of climate action. We look forward to continuing this series with the goal of sharing best practice and evaluating initiatives that have been successful in advancing these targets in NYC and globally. To learn more about our past events, visit our Global Vision Urban | Action events page and follow the conversation with #NYCxSDG.
Learn more about the connection between OneNYC and the SDGs through A City with Global Goals.
Please contact the Mayor's Office for International Affairs at 212-319-9300 or e-mail the Office with any questions about Global Vision | Urban Action.