The initiative is a partnership between Hyundai Motor Company and the United Nations Development Programme that is dedicated to celebrating bottom-up innovation, connecting local innovators who are creating solutions for a more sustainable future, and advancing these solutions to reach the ambitious goals set out in Agenda 2030.
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It’s for anyone interested in working towards a more sustainable world, whether they have actionable solutions of their own or would like to support the solutions of others.
Hyundai Motor Company and the United Nations Development Programme have joined forces to create for Tomorrow. Hyundai Motor Company is a founding partner of the initiative, which helps bring grassroots sustainability solutions to the world.
The focus at Hyundai will be on shaping the future of mobility and urban living according to the principles of Progress for Humanity. It has always been one of Hyundai’s core values, but it requires buy-in from each and every one of us. Progress will happen if we are all pulling in the same direction, at the same time, if we inspire each other to shift our focus and take steps towards tangible action. Together, we can be agents of change and supporters for sustainable development. Join us at Hyundai in doing the right thing for humanity by bringing the SDGs within grasp. Join us in building for Tomorrow.
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UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for the people and the planet.
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Hyundai Motor Company and the United Nations Development Programme have joined forces to create for Tomorrow.
With for Tomorrow, UNDP is amplifying the vital work being undertaken by the UNDP Accelerator Labs to reimagine development for the 21st century, supporting 78 countries, which will soon be expanding to 114. The UNDP Accelerator Labs work with local communities to build on their grassroots innovation, to experiment, and to scale up and share development solutions.
for Tomorrow will help accelerate the identification and sharing of these local solutions.
However, it is important to note that this partnership is much more than a platform. It is about recognizing the incredible power of local innovators to change the world for the better and celebrating bottom-up innovation on a global stage.
In 2019, UNDP set out to build the world’s largest and fastest learning network on wicked sustainable development challenges. Co-built as a joint venture with the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany and the Qatar Fund for Development, the UNDP Accelerator Lab network covers 78 countries (and expanding to 114 countries this year), and taps into local innovations to create actionable insights and reimagine sustainable development for the 21st century.
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In 2015, United Nations member states adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): 17 distinct goals that, taken together, provide a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity. The SDG 2030 Agenda sets a target date for achieving these goals. The SDGs are an urgent call for action by all countries—developed and developing—to work together for people and for the planet, now and in the future.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11) focuses on building more sustainable cities and communities.
More than one billion people currently live in substandard urban conditions. The vast majority of urban residents breathe poor-quality air, with limited access to transport and open public spaces. In parallel, urban areas are growing faster than their populations, leading to profound repercussions for sustainability.
But there is hope, and action matters.
Cities have become critical drivers of global socio-economic, behavioural and environmental changes far beyond urbanised borders. Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies.
Yes, our initiative will continue beyond 2020. It is an ongoing commitment by Hyundai Motor Company and the United Nations Development Programme to help communities around the globe contribute to achieving the targets set by the United Nations for the 2030 Agenda.