Introduction

In an increasingly urban world, cities have loomed large in the international scenario.

In this framework from the International Area weboost development strategies underpinned by the internalization of the city. We are aware that solutions to an urban agenda increasingly complex are obtained through a bilateral dialogue, cooperation, and networking, knowing that local governments are the best interlocutors when seeking answers to issues of growth, inclusion, and improvement of the quality of life of citizens.

Internalization processes promote more innovative, smart and sustainable cities while helping them to position their own countries.

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    #1 Global City
    of Latin-America (AT Kearney)
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    By the year 2050, 70%
    of the population will be living in cities.
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    17 Sustainable Development Goals

Leading New Urban Agenda

The Global challenges are becoming more urban every day, cities play a key role in providing education and health services, reducing inequality and generating suitable environmental conditions for our citizenship.

  • The New Urban Agenda createdin Habitat III, in Quito, provides the framework within which we can guide the international policy in the quest to overcome the challenges introduced by the parallel processes of globalization and urban growth, allowing us to find answers and improve our skills in order to face the new global challenges, particularly sustainable urban development, sustainable and inclusive urban prosperity and sustainable and resilient environmental development.
  • The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) lay out specific goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity. The distinctive feature of these new commitments consists in their strong urban component, not only because of Goal 11, which implies building sustainable cities but also because for the achievement of the 17 commitments is essential to the role of the cities.

Foreign affairs

Government’s Commitments

Government’s Commitments (Compromisos de Gobierno in Spanish) constitute a new way of governance. They consist of specific and measurable goals announced by the Mayor, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, from the beginning of his administration, on which the Government of the City is constantly accountable to the citizens.
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OGP

Buenos Aires is part of the Subnational Governments Program of the Open Government Partnership, together with Seoul and Paris, among other cities. It consists of a global initiative from more than 69 countries which promote transparency, participation and government innovation through the use of new technologies and permanent dialogue with the civil society.
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Buenos AiresResilient City

In February of the current year, the City of Buenos Aires launched its resilience program, a process that involves the whole Government and the civil society, and which will conclude with a long-term development strategy for the city. New challenges for the cities, like social integration, access to decent housing, coordination of metropolitan policies or consequences of changes in the job market, are added on the traditional resilience agenda, which deals with disaster risk management or natural disasters.
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Urban Food Policy

The City is currently developing an Urban Food Policy aimed primarily at promoting responsible consumption and reducing food waste. A key step instarting to build a sustainable and inclusive food system which contributes to reducing environmental impact and ensuring food security.
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