Key Messages of Local Authorities Major Group (LAMG) at First Universal Governing Council of UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme (2013)

Local Authorities Major Group welcomes the recognition of UNEP as the global authority on environmental issues as one of the most significant outcomes of the Rio+20 process. Building upon the fact that road to global sustainability goes through world cities and towns, as stated by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the Rio+20 Global Town Hall, Local Authorities Major Group further underlines the value of paragraph 42 of “The Future We Want” document that acknowledges the important role that local and subnational authorities and communities can play in the global efforts to reach sustainability all levels and in all sectors of our societies.