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A sustainable recovery will only be born with everyone on board: An account of our 2020 HLPF
HLPF - 17/07/2020
Throughout the 2020 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), our delegation of over 100 mayors and regional leaders called for the importance of localizing 2030 Agenda in the recovery of the pandemic. Only through the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of our efforts will we be able to curb the increased inequalities that the pandemic has highlighted, and thus be on track to build more equal, resilient, and sustainable societies. (+)
- 17/07/2020
The Third Local and Regional Governments’ Forum, co-organized by the Global Taskforce and UN-DESA, UN-Habitat, UNDP, and the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General, took place within the framework of the 2020 High-Level Political Forum. With over 30 speakers, including Tijjani Muhammad Bande, President of the 74th UN General Assembly; Undersecretary General for Economic and Social Affairs of the UN Liu Zhenmin; Undersecretary General of the UN and Executive Director of UN-Habitat Maimunah Mohd. Sharif; Mahmoud Mohieldin, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, representatives from national governments and local and regional governments. The session counted on over 300 participants. (+)
The UCLG network and its key partners put the spotlight on the impacts of COVID-19 on local finance
Over the last four months, local and regional governments, their associations and partners have expressed their deep concern regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on local and regional governments’ finance. The following provides a brief overview of some of the initiatives, events and information produced on the subject, that have been carried out by UCLG members and partners to analyse the impacts of the outbreak on local and regional governments’ financial ecosystem and outline key policy priorities to address them in the short and longer term. (+)
UCLG and UHC2030 join forces to transform the conversation on Universal Health Care at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum
In a moment of urgency, with a global pandemic putting to the test our health and governance systems, the municipal movement and the movement for universal health care held a dialogue to discuss the importance of universal health coverage in the wake of the most important crisis of the 21st century. (+)
Local and Regional Governments call for the co-creation of a sustainable recovery at the Local and Regional Governments’ Day in the 2020 HLPF
HLPF - 15/07/2020
Under the title “Accelerating transformation from the ground-up in a post-Covid era”, the Local and Regional Governments’ Day brought together the delegation of local and regional governments at the High-Level Political Framework, gathered within the Global Taskforce, to discuss and agree on the constituency's Statement to the HLPF; define the priorities of the constituency for the post-COVID19 era, and present the fourth “Towards the localization of the SDGs” report. (+)
LocalizingSDGs - 14/07/2020
The fourth Towards the localization of the SDGs report was presented in the occasion of the Local and Regional Governments’ Day in the framework of the 2020 High-Level Political Forum. The report, facilitated by UCLG on behalf of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, builds on the previous publications’ knowledge on the state of localization, and has adapted to the current context by emphasizing the direct contribution of local and regional governments both to the SDGs and to the COVID-19 crisis. (+)