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CAP Fiji Declaration

01 January 2017

CAPs Fiji Conference was the first major international planners’ conference held after Habitat III. Recognising the huge significance of the New Urban Agenda so recently approved at Habitat III, CAP delegates from across the Commonwealth agreed the CAP Fiji Declaration.

The Declaration calls on Commonwealth Governments at national, sub national and local levels to take actions as a matter of urgency to help deliver UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda (approved at Habitat III in Quito in October) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG11 to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. In taking such actions the Declaration calls on Governments to recognise the crucial role of planners and spatial planning in achieving success. This Declaration is a major initiative for CAP and will be used by CAP members through 2017 and beyond to promote the importance of planning in the Commonwealth and to urge action at all levels of Government. Representing some 40,000 planners in 27 Commonwealth countries CAP plays a major role in promoting the value of planning around the world – the Fiji Declaration will help enormously with this.

The full text of the Declaration is available here:

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