In a landmark step towards global security and sustainable urban development, the International Police Organisation Academy (IPOA) has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intergovernmental organisation UNASDG.
INTERNATIONAL POLICE ORGANISATION ACADEMY (IPOA) FORGES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH UNASDG FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SMART CITIES
This collaboration, signed on 20 October 2023, creates a framework for mutual cooperation between the IPOA, based in Brussels, Belgium, and the UNASDG, based in London, United Kingdom. IPOA, known for its commitment to improving the knowledge and expertise of law enforcement and military personnel worldwide, joins forces with UNASDG to contribute to the development of smart, sustainable and safe regional urban centres.
The partnership aims to leverage the strengths of both organisations by combining IPOA's extensive experience in law enforcement and military training with UNASDG's mission to support international developers and global partnerships in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.
The main objectives of the agreement ar the development of smart cities. The cooperation focuses on creating innovative and safe structures for sustainable urban development aligned with the SDGs of the 2030 Agenda.
Global partnerships: IPOA and UNASDG have agreed to support the realisation of smart cities and technologies worldwide and promote global partnerships for economic development.
Dr Alexander Jan A.M., President and Founder of IPOA, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration: "This partnership is an important step towards building connected, safe and sustainable cities that align with global development goals. By combining our expertise with UNASDG's vision, we aim to make a meaningful contribution to improving societies worldwide."
Pat Meyer, President and Chair of the UNASDG Founding Committee, echoed similar sentiments, emphasising the importance of international cooperation in achieving the SDGs. "We invite all nations, businesses and citizens to engage in endeavours that not only bring economic prosperity, but also contribute to the well-being of people across borders."
Towards this honourable journey and collaboration, the cooperation of both Mr and Mrs Pradeepthi Bhandekar and 2nd Ambassador and as IPOA Director of Global Partnerships and Collaborations with Dr Gajulapallea, Director of International Liaison, has played a crucial role in finalising this agreement.
We appreciate the joint commitment and efforts of all parties involved to make this collaboration a reality.
As part of the agreement, IPOA and UNASDG will work together to develop a joint strategy for implementation, specifically addressing global and national security aspects and relevant actions for implementation and follow-up.
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