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March 01, 2017 cib
On 28 February, the CIB Working Group secretariat hosted a call on the national voluntary reporting process on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in which several CIB members are engaged. 2017 will see the second round of voluntary reviews, which includes 40 countries.* Main topic of discussion was how to include a local voice and perspective in the national reports.
Voluntary National Reviews (VNR)
February 24, 2017 cib
In Brazil, (newly elected) Mayors are receiving extensive support from the National Confederation of Municipalities of Brazil (CNM) with regard to the localization process of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). After the organization of seminars on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in fall 2016, Mayors have now also received a guide that presents the importance of the SDGs and outlines its relation to the municipal competences.
February 22, 2017 cib
December 23, 2016 cib
In the past months, UCLG has been working to communicate the 2030 Agenda to its members and to support them in “localizing” the SDGs in their communities. Based on the outcomes of the narrative and dialogue developed in 2014 on “Localizing the Post 2015 development Agenda”, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, UNDP and UN Habitat decided to continue to join forces for the development of a toolbox for the “localizing” the SDGs.
September 01, 2016 cib
One year after the adoption of Agenda 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and how to localize these - remain high on the international agenda. Recent developments include a wide range of publications on the topic, and we have filtered out a number of these that are of relevance for the CIB working group.
June 30, 2016 cib
In the run-up to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development, which will take place on the 11th of July, 22 countries have volunteered to report on their progress in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Norway, The Philippines, Turkey, Germany and Colombia are amongst the countries wh
February 26, 2016 cib
Many Dutch local governments are struggling with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), despite their high motivation to contribute to them. This is one of the conclusions from the research into the meaning and implication of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Dutch local governments conducted by Kaleidos Research, in collaboration with VNG International.
November 27, 2015 cib
At the beginning of November three-day meeting of 14 representatives of local government networks of the Global Taskforce (GTF) and its partners took place in Barcelona. The meeting was organized in the framework of the newly adopted 2030 agenda and of the run-up to the Habitat III conference to be held in October 2016.
Implementing and localizing the SDGs
September 28, 2015 cib
Last weekend the UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda took place.
June 22, 2015 cib
In September 2015 the new Sustainable Development Goals will be finalized. These goals, that will follow up the current Millennium Development Goals, will be more universal, will include environmental challenges and has been more inclusive through involving many stakeholders in their definition. The post 2015 intergovernmental negotiation sessions take place every month since January 2015 and will contribute to the preparations of the Summit. Three further negotiation sessions are envisaged to take place in June and July.
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