The well-being of individuals and communities has always been a priority for local governments. However, only in recent years, especially after COVID-19, the care economy has become more visible. The time has come for the public sector to create systems that place care at the center of policy making, going beyond the provision of services and aiming to become caring cities.
UNDP is working closely with cities and local governments to showcase how they are actively contributing to implement the 2030 Agenda, accelerating transformative action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for all, and everywhere. In this line, we are working with local governments to develop instruments to support the concept of “CARING CITES”. Cities that dynamically care about their citizens, their territories, and their institutions.