Critical outcome CHOGM Trinidad and Tobago November 2009

Paragraph 74 of the Communiqué agreed by the Heads of Government reads:

“Heads recognised that rapid urbanisation was posing a significant challenge in many Commonwealth countries, and that new and inclusive approaches to urban planning and management were central to achieving the MDGs. They acknowledged that leadership and a deeper understanding of the trends were required at all levels, together with the provision of effective financing for local infrastructure and services, to improve human security and achieve the Commonwealth goal of ‘demonstrated progress towards adequate shelter for all with secure tenure and access to essential services in every community by 2015’. They welcomed continued Commonwealth efforts to address these challenges.”