May 16, 2012, 1:20 PM
Lowe, the mayoress of Banjul who recently attended the 10th World Urban Forum
(WUF10) in Abu Dhabi, has joined fellow city leaders across the globe to pen
their signatures to the Global City Treaty. By that, they are committing
themselves to follow the principles of the Global Compact on Inclusive and
Accessible Cities for a future that leaves no-one behind.
The principles include; non-discrimination; accessibility; participation; inclusive policies and programmes; capacity building and data for development.
They also committed themselves to report on a regular basis on steps taken and progresses made in making cities and human settlements more inclusive and accessible for all people.
The city leaders will be using existing accountability and reporting mechanisms such as foreseen in Article 34 of the UN CRPD as well as through the high-level political forum as the follow-up mechanisms to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.