Committed to the SGDs
Malaga is fully committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All the city’s strategies are aligned with the 2030 Agenda indicators for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
On 25th September 2015, world leaders adopted a set of global goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the roadmap to a better and more inhabitable planet.
From the outset, Malaga has demonstrated its active commitment to these goals, and it remains convinced that cities must play a major role in making the 2030 Agenda a reality. To this end, the City Council has carried out a series of actions in recent years to advance the achievement of the SDGs.
Thus, in November 2017 the Ciedes Foundation approved the alignment of the city’s major strategies and projects with these global objectives in order to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Likewise, in 2018 the City Council plenary approved an action plan for the fulfilment of the objectives and goals included in the 2030 Agenda. Through a collaboration between the City Council, the Ciedes Foundation and the CIFAL centre in Malaga (part of the United Nations agency UNITAR), this plan seeks at all times to involve citizens and, in particular, all social actors.
To this end, the city relies on the constant collaboration of the International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL), which has the mission of becoming a reference training centre for the whole of the Mediterranean, where local, regional and national leaders can acquire the skills that will enable them to build the foundations of sustainable development in their communities and, ultimately, help improve the quality of life of their citizens.
The presence of this United Nations centre in Malaga has made it possible to generate a very active training dynamic to publicise the Sustainable Development Goals, and has created important alliances with local and provincial stakeholders who are transmitting the need for the involvement of all citizens in the 2030 Agenda.
But it is not only CIFAL that is actively involved in achieving the SDGs. Malaga City Council’s Social Rights and Participation Department has also held training workshops and awareness days for social groups, non-governmental organisations and municipal staff. Some of these institutions, such as the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Malaga, are setting up important training actions in order to involve the city’s companies in achieving the targets set by the SDGs.
The aim is to involve all stakeholders in this important challenge that concerns us all. As the United Nations has established, it is through the work of everyone that we have to ensure no one is left behind.