Markus Lewe, Mayor of the City of Münster and President of the Association of German Cities, stated in a joint press release by the participating institutions: “Cities are at the forefront when solutions to global challenges are needed. We stand up for freedom, democracy and human rights. We join forces in international networks and cooperation on implementing climate and sustainability goals. The German G7 Presidency has recognized the transformative power of cities. It is time that the urban perspective is permanently taken into consideration. The Urban 7 are ready to make their contribution.”
Peter Kurz, Mayor of Mannheim (Germany), Chair of the Global Parliament of Mayors and G7 special envoy of the Association of German Cities pointed out: “We will work hard to bring the urban perspective into the work of the Presidency. Cities are a crucial policy level for addressing the challenges of our time. Cities are also the critical policy level for effective implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda [...].”
At our Service Agency Communities in One World, we are highly motivated to support the U7 process on issues of global action in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.