In 2017, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conducted a series of video interviews with Canadian and international partners to discuss local change initiatives they have implemented in their community.
Over 240 local and regional governments representatives, including 70 Mayors and Regional Presidents, carried out joint mobilization at the most recent High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to convey local perspectives on the localization of the 2030 Agenda, in July 2018. For the first time ever, the HLPF included an all-day meeting of local and regional governments with United Nations high-level representatives, national governments and civil society.
During the 2019 High Level Political Forum as well as the UCLG World Congres in Autumn 2019, UCLG will present the 5th report of the Global Observatory on Decentralisation and Local Democracy, also named GOLD V. This report will showcase the current situation of local and regional governments worldwide and their involvement in the localization of the global agendas. To do so, your help and support is highly needed!
The African Local Goverment Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa has shared several online trainings on topics related to local governance. Below you will find the links to subscribe for the trainings offered:
This week is the first edition of the VVSG's Week of the Sustainable Municipality.
The first UCLG World Forum on Intermediary Cities led to the adoption of the ‘Declaration-Charter of the Intermediary Cities of the World'.
How can we measure our progress on the SDGs in a coherent manner? What are the do’s and don’ts when evaluating local government development cooperation programmes? How can we raise further awareness for Agenda 2030 and the New Urban Agenda among local and regional governments?
How can municipalities measure the local progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? In The Netherlands, VNG International and a group of municipalities have joined forces to develop a common set of indicators, which are in line with the local context.
Towards a joint indicator set
UCLG is continuously working to amplify the voice of and secure a seat at the global tables for local and regional governments. Below, you will find an overview of the recent work implemented by UCLG on the various international agendas. The news item is not exhaustive, but focuses on some of the more relevant issues for the CIB network. This overview was presented at the UCLG Executive Bureau, which took place last week in Strasbourg.
In the past months, the region of Catalonia has chosen to align its multi-annual planning with the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals. Below you will find some of Catalonia's reflections on this choice of direction.