Global Vision | Urban Action

Global Vision | Urban Action

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In September 2015, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to commit to a set of goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and mitigate climate change by 2030. Called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or global goals, they apply to all countries, including the United States.

Governments around the world are now coming together to translate the 17 ambitious goals into concrete actions at the local level, and New York City is leading the way.

Through Global Vision | Urban Action, the NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs is:

  • Engaging with experts and representatives from NYC and the international community interested in achieving the global goals. This includes NYC agencies, diplomats, the United Nations, and cities around the world, as well as academic institutions, civil society, and others interested in sustainable development.
  • Organizing public events, expert meetings, and site visits so participants can see the global goals in action and learn from each other about the successes and challenges they face.
  • Researching links between NYC’s sustainable development work, the Mayor’s commitment to equity, and the global goals.

Learn more about the connection between NYC’s sustainable development plan, OneNYC, and the global goals through A City with Global Goals.

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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.