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CSCN inaugural meeting, Singapore, October 2015

Cities 2030: vision, leadership, and public service excellence


The inaugural meeting of the Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network was held in Singapore on 5-6 October 2015, co-hosted by the UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence and the Centre for Liveable Cities, Singapore.

The two day meeting brought together city mayors and city managers from across the Commonwealth for discussions around the theme Cities 2030: vision, leadership and public service excellence. City mayors, city chief executives/managers and development expert-practitioners from across the Commonwealth including Kingston and St Andrews (Jamaica), Maputo (Mozambique), Peshawar (Pakistan), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Windhoek (Namibia), Hastings and Birmingham (UK), Male (Maldives), Strovolos (Cyprus), Freetown (Sierra Leone) and Durban (South Africa) discussed ways in which democracy, good governance and local economic development can address challenges related to urban governance to strengthen the voice of local government in delivering the SDGs.


Singapore statement on Commonwealth cities implementing the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.

CSCN discussion paper and report on cities 2030: vision, leadership and public service excellence.

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