The Capacity and Institution Building Working Group of United Cities and Local Governments has worked on a joint position on COVID-19 and (the continued need for) local government development cooperation (also available in
The world is undergoing a number of transformations. Our climate is changing rapidly. We are seeing major shifts in technology and in the make-up of our population. And we face risks from growing inequalities, long-running conflicts and new forms of violence. Managing these trends will require cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. So will achieving our shared vision for a safer, fairer and more sustainable world.
In order to achieve Agenda 2030, all of us will need to learn from some of the greatest innovators, mobilizers, connectors, storytellers, communicators, visualizers and includers from across the Globe! Therefore, the UN SDG Action Awards recognize outstanding achievements and innovative efforts to promote action on the SDGs. Applications are now open for the 2019 awards.
There are seven award categories:
In July 2018, 38 countries are going to report to the UN on the progress they have made in achieving the SDGs. The CIB Working Group wishes to support the LGAs in these countries with two things:
1. To reach out to the national government to get involved in the process of drafting this report
2. To complete information that will be useful for UCLG to draft a report that will be presented to the UN on how local governments are involved in the process.
The UN Development Cooperation High-Level Symposium, that took place in Kampala, Uganda, from 4 to 6 November, was the first opportunity, after the adoption of the 2030 Development Agenda, and under the UN auspices, to discuss the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. A delegation of UCLG Champions took part in the Forum, including Mr.