Cittaslow Turkey International Symposium on Leave No One Behind: Sustainable Development Goals & Local Governments will be organized by Cittaslow Turkey, Atasehir Adiguzel Vocational School and Cittaslow Seferihisar Municipality on 12/13 October 2018, in Seferihisar, Turkey.

About 800 million people still live in extreme poverty and hunger. Despite significant progress, far too many around the globe still lack opportunities, as well as access to basic services and decent living standards. In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The pledge to “leave no one behind” is at the heart of the 2030 Agenda. It means the sustainable development goals and targets should be met for everyone, with a particular focus on the poorest, most vulnerable and furthest behind those who are often the hardest to reach.

To fulfil the promise of the 2030 Agenda, we must ensure that no person-wherever they live and regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation or other status-is denied universal human rights and basic economic opportunities. The sustainable development goals can stimulate action to deliver key standards in areas such as education, nutrition and food security, social protection, health and wellbeing, water and sanitation, access to sustainable energy, decent work and adequate living conditions.

Governments, businesses and civil society together with the United Nations are mobilizing efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda by 2030. Universal, inclusive and invisible, the Agenda calls for action by all countries to improve the lives of people everywhere.

Experts and researches will discuss the impacts and contributions of local governments on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals at the Cittaslow Turkey International Symposium on Leave No One Behind: Sustainable Development Goals & Local Governments. If you have something to say about the following subtitles, we are waiting you for the symposium:

  • No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere & Local Governments
  • Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture & Local Governments
  • Good Health and Well-Being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages & Local Governments
  • Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong opportunities for all & Local Governments
  • Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls & Local Governments
  • Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all & Local Governments
  • Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all & Local Governments
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all & Local Governments
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation & Local Governments
  • Reduced Inequalities: Reduce inequality within and among countries & Local Governments
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable & Local Governments
  • Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns & Local Governments
  • Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts & Local Governments
  • Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development & Local Governments
  • Life on Land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss & Local Governments
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels & Local Governments
  • Partnership for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development & Local Governments