The 4th South Asian Cities Summit 2018 The New Urban Agenda is a theme of unprecedented global consultation and dialogue, in which international, local and regional governments have actively participated.
All India Institute of Local Self-Government (AIILSG)
AIILSG is a premier institute working towards strengthening and reinforcing Urban Local Governance. For nearly nine decades it has contributed to the principles and practice of urban governance, education, research and capacity building. In all that AIILSG has done, it has taken care to work with a full range of stakeholders – grassroots organizations, NGOs, ULBs, state and national governments, international organizations, organizations of the UN, research organizations and universities. Among international agencies, it has been working closely with World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, UN-HABITAT, USAID, UNESCO, DFID, GIZ, CITYNET and others in carrying out various developmental programmes for enhanced urban development and management.
United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)
The regional section of UCLG is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The organisation is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the region. UCLG is a worldwide association of local government organisations that dates back to 1913. UCLG is the only local government organization recognised by the United Nations, and nominates 10 out of 20 members of UNACLA, the first advisory body of local authorities affiliated with the UN. The Asia and Pacific region is the biggest of the eight sections in UCLG with linkages to more than 7.000 local governments.
Global Covenant of Mayors
The Global Covenant of Mayors – South Asia is the regional chapter of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, an international alliance of cities and local governments with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society. Across the world, cities have made voluntary commitments to take significant action on climate change that are in line with, and in many cases more ambitious than, their respective national government baselines. Since its June 2016 merger (the EU Covenant of Mayors + the UN Compact of Mayors), the Global Covenant of Mayors has worked to consolidate these commitments into one cohesive alliance. As of October 2017, more than 7400 cities and towns across the world have made a commitment to the Global Covenant, representing almost 700 Ml total population, and committing for 1,29 GtCO2e tons avoided by 2030.
"We are making plans to redevelop 400 stations as new icons of cities as a station is a starting point of any city and attracts maximum footfalls", said Suresh Prabhu in SAC Summit 2016 (Former Railway Minister)
Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of India
State of affairs in our cities presents a challenge and an opportunity to promote urban development that is sustainable, equitable and a catalyst for economic growth. I am quite hopeful that the South Asian Cities Summit will play a constructive role in achieving this goal.
Honorable Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha