Last Friday, the 22nd the Open Working Group on sustainable development goals had conveyed a dialogue between Major Groups and other stakeholders and Member States addressing cross-cutting issues for the SDGs process.
On behalf of the Local Authorities Major Group, UCLG delivered a statement on good governance and partnership which reminded the strong evidence that competent, accountable sub-national and local governments have had central roles in reducing inequalities and raising the voice of the poor and most vulnerable.
With this in mind, it called Member States to recognize the governmental nature of local and sub-national authorities in any new governance framework for sustainable development from consultation to participation in decision making.
Further information of the meeting
Check the Intervention delivered by Ms. Aliye Celik, UCLG representative on behalf of Local Authorities Major Group