Following the session on Voluntary Subnational Reviews at the UCLG Retreat on 18 February, which served as a valuable first encounter, UCLG and CIB are organizing the first-ever VSR workshop on 12 March, from 13:30-16:30 CET. The workshop will count on the participation of both local government associations’ representatives and field experts of countries that are engaged in the preparation of VSRs or local government reports to contribute to the Voluntary National Reviews in 2021 in 8 pilot countries, as well as other partners.
The 10th edition of the “Internationalisation of towns & regions” meeting, organised by Cités Unies France and its partners, will be held on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July 2019 in Paris, at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie.
How can we make sure that local voices and perspectives enter into the Voluntary National Reviews, to be presented at the HLPF in 2018? Join CIB in assisting local government associations around the world! Read on for more information...
At this years’ annual CIB meeting, which took place in Durban in September, different CIB members committed to assisting their partner Local Government Associations (LGAs) in their work on influencing the national reports to the next UN High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2018, 48 other countries will be reporting on the SDGs – by assisting LGAs worldwide, local and regional governments might be better represented at this HLPF.
In view of the possible organization of a Local Government Association (LGA) learning and exchange event in Germany in 2018, Connective Cities would like to reach out to you to hear more about your LGA’s exchange and learning needs, through a survey.
What is Connective Cities?
The success of the SDG agenda depends on local action. Mobilizing and training local officials to rally behind the SDGs is thus a perquisite of achieving this shared agenda.
"Associations need to radically change if the context in which it operates is changing severely". This quote comes from Mrs. Jantine Kriens, the CEO of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG), and was underlined by several other CEOs and Presidents during the two community fora for local government associations (LGAs), organized by the CIB Working Group during the UCLG world congress in October in Bogotá.