The right to food in cities and regions at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit
food, Alimentación - 04/08/2021
In the framework of the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit (26-28 July, 2021), the "Local public service provision and the right to food" parallel session, co-organized on 27 July, by UCLG, Barcelona World Capital of Sustainable Food 2021, Metropolis, UN-Habitat and the Women and Habitat Latin America and Caribbean Network, tackled the transformation of our models of production and consumption, and the need to root our food systems in solidarity, with care for people and the planet at the centre. (+)
Harnessing Universal Accessibility for Just, Equitable, & Diverse Communities
accesibilidad - 28/07/2021
From June 15th to the 17th, 2021 the United Nations held its 14th Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP). The COSP is the official mechanism for review of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the most swiftly ratified Human Rights Treaty in history. The CRPD represents a global imperative to realize the rights of over 1 billion persons with disabilities around the world and highlights the principle of Accessibility as the precondition to the full enjoyment of the rights enshrined within the Convention. (+)
Local and Regional Governments talk Migration at HLPF 2021
migrant - 27/07/2021
During the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), from 6 to 15 July, local and regional governments (LRGs) reiterated their commitments towards rebalancing the narrative on migration and implementing local actions towards rights-based migration governance, as a keystone to advancing forth on the 2030 Agenda. The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF) recalled that the Global Compacts on Migration and on Refugees (GCM-GCR) are critical roadmaps to achieve the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   (+)
local4actionhubs - 23/07/2021
Within the framework of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2021 UCLG, in collaboration with UN DESA, organized a session on “Accelerating Local Action” with the aim to promote the local approach to the achievement of the SDGs and present the contributions and acceleration actions of Local and Regional Governments through the UCLG Local4Action HUBs initiative.  (+)
The fifth “Towards the Localization of the SDGs” Report showcases the strength of local service provision in the midst of the pandemic as a key to accelerate SDG localization.
Localizing SDGs - 22/07/2021
The fifth report of local and regional governments (LRGs) to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), “Towards the Localization of the SDGs”, facilitated by UCLG on behalf of the Global Taskforce, provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of LRGs’ efforts to respond to the pandemic in cities and territories worldwide, as well as their connections with the SDGs under review. (+)
Résilience, Learning - 22/07/2021
UCLG, Metropolis, and the Seoul Human Resources Development Center (SHRDC), with the collaboration of UCLG-ASPAC, join efforts to organize a “Resilient City” online training, building on the experience of the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Resilience Learning Modules developed by UCLG together with UNDRR and UN-Habitat. (+)