Mexico City 13 July 2021-- The Master Plan of Parque de la Equidad in Cancun, Q. Roo and the City Vision of San Nicolas de los Garza, both in Mexico have been recognised as good practices in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, as a result of the second open call for success stories and lessons learned from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs.)
Five years since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many Governments, UN entities, international and regional organizations, and stakeholders from all sectors, have accumulated experiences and lessons learned towards the implementation of the SDGs.
On this occasion, as a result of the second open call for good practices, success stories and lessons learned in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda two UN-Habitat projects in Mexico were recognized as examples of good international practices for the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Equity Park is the most important public space project in Cancun, which contemplates the development of a linear park in more than 16 km that will directly benefit more than 200,000 people. The Equity Park will reverse the lack of public spaces and green areas and will reduce the conditions of urban segregation and social inequality in the city.
This project is carried out with the Strategic Projects Agency (AGEPRO) of the state of Quintana Roo and with the support of Fundación Hogares.
UN-Habitat collaborated with government of San Nicolas de los Garza, N.L. in the consolidation of a city vision with a planning horizon to the year 2030. This plan will define guidelines and orientations for the urban and territorial development of the Municipality, aligned with the 2030 Agenda and the New Urban Agenda, under a participatory methodology.
This project is carried out with the Technical Secretariat of Strategic Projects of the Government of San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo Leon.
Many inspiring breakthroughs and success stories are showing results and impacts all over the world, and several good practices can be replicated and scaled up to address existing gaps and constraints. Bringing this global expertise to scale will be critical to support recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic and to accelerate progress towards the Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs.