| EU: Urban developing world requires urban responses
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted an opinion Wednesday, stating that "The European Union should increase its cooperation with local and regional authorities in the developing world if the United Nations is to achieve its goal of making cities more 'inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable' by 2030." The opinion aims to be a contribution to the European Union's continuing review of the European Consensus on Development, which was adopted in 2005 and is being revised to include the SDGs. The opinion accommodates many of the current issues facing the European Union, and calls for the EU to involve more lower level governments, multinational organizations and private partnerships to invest in more initiatives in the Global South. This opinion comes out in preparation for a meeting In July 2017, hosted by the CoR and the European Commission- the Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for Development - with local and regional authorities from developing countries to explore how to develop city-to-city and region-to-region cooperation on issues such as climate action, economic development and migration.