Localizing SDGs

Local action and leadership: the core of the transformation towards more sustainable, supportive and creative societies

It is essential to define the rights of a global citizenship through local realities. That is why, when we talk about getting a seat at global decision-making tables, we are seeking a seat for our communities and for those closest to the people being affected by these decisions.

At the 2019 HLPF, local and regional governments will call for accelerated action to localize the SDGs

The 2019 High-Level Political Forum, convened under the auspices of ECOSOC, is the main platform for the review of the 2030 Agenda.

The Seville Commitment: putting ´Local Action´in the center of the global development agenda

During this two day gathering delegates from local and regional governments, brought together by the GTF, shared their visions and experiences with members of national governments, civil society and international institutions.

#Webinar: Best practices of Local Government Associations in the implementation and reporting of the SDGs

The participation of representatives of associations of local and regional governments is especially important since the progress made in the localization of the SDGs will be presented to the United Nations during the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2019.

8th Africities Summit: envisioning the future for the African region

How to provide a future for African youth, the issue of street children, challenging the the ubiquity of informal settlements in the largest cities of the region, the role that the informal sector plays in the African economy, and curbing the inequalities in Africa were some of the issues that we

UCLG participated in the Habitat III+2 International Meeting in Quito

In addition, the "Quito Decide" online platform was launched.

Eurasia Local Governments focuses on the Localization of the SDGs

The event was a platform where to strengthen links with the Eurasian members and for local and regional leaders to exchange their experience and best practices on the SDGs implementation.

Eurasia Local Governments Congress: Localizing the SDGs

Heads and representatives of cities, associations of local governments and international experts from Armenia, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of South Africa, Tajikistan, Abkhazia, Algeria and Mongolia took part in the event.

Local and Regional Governments brought the local perspective to the 2018 HLPF

Over 65% of the targets linked with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly related to local basic service provision: from water and sanitation to elementary education, energy consumption and accountable institutions.


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