In October 2019, New Taipei City was the first city in Taiwan and only the tenth in the world to release its Voluntary Local Review (VLR) on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), revealing to the world the city’s determination to achieve sustainability. In 2021, New Taipei City released its second report, which responds to the 2021 theme of the HLPF, namely “Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” elaborates the policies related to SDG 11 in accordance with the suggestions made by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, and showcases the progress and results of the sustainable actions conducted in New Taipei. Located in Taiwan that has seen little impact from the pandemic, New Taipei not only responded with swift pandemic resource preparedness, but also remained steadfast on implementing SDGs and upholding the spirit of “leaving no one behind.”
Issued: November 2021
4 million (Jun. 2019)
2,052 km² (2019)
1938.6 p/km² (2018)
Level of Government
Local (ex. city, town, village, etc)
New Taipei City is a leading model for Taiwan’s cities/counties when its innovative policies are worldwide recognized, particularly those in areas of social welfare, regeneration of urban public spaces, food safety, sustainability, trade and investment and etc.
In the beginning of 2019, the New Taipei City Government announced a new blueprint, leading its governance align with the sustainable development goals(SDGs) of the United Nations. It includes a voluntary local review and an online English platform themed on the SDGs, displaying its determination to achieve high-quality governance and to comply with the development standards of major international.