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The new Asker municipality

Case studies and best practices

Norway is undergoing a local municipal reform. The goal is to build bigger, stronger local authorities. As part of the reform, Hurum, Røyken and Asker have decided to merge in 2020. The new municipality is to be called Asker. The three municipalities decided at an early stage that the new municipality should not only be built on ”best practice” but on ”next practice”. The UN Sustainable Development Goals came into force in January 2016. At the same time, Hurum, Røyken and Asker had just started planning their future merging. It was natural, therefore, for the three municipalities to use the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for building the new Asker municipality.

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The 2030 Agenda: transform Catalonia, improve the World

Available in English

In September 2016 the Advisory Council for Sustainable Development of Catalonia (CADS) launched the report 'The 2030 Agenda: transform Catalonia, improve the world', which identifies key elements for...

Developed by Advisory Council for the Sustainable Dev...

Posted by Raquel Ballesteros

Case studies and best practices

Mobile Application: We App Heroes

Available in English

WeAppHeroes, is a new app designed to strengthen local volunteering and align this action with addressing the global SDGs within urban centres. The app platform creates a real-time call-to-action whe...

Developed by Sunscious Limited; United Nations Develo...

Posted by UNDP

Tools : Raising Awareness

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