With the UN Conference to approve the Post-2015 Agenda on the horizon, June saw the inaugural meeting of the Interagency and Expert Group (IAEG-SDG) charged with drawing up proposals for indicators to measure progress towards the 17 goals and 169 targets of the Agenda across the world.
UCLG President, Mayor Kadir Topbaş, will represent local and regional authorities of the Local Authorities Major Group and the Global Taskforce at the opening plenary of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on the 26th of June at United Nations Headquarters in
By Josep Roig, UCLG Secretary General
The United Cities and Local Governments Culture Summit, held in Bilbao between 18 and 20 March 2015, has served to highlight the essential role of culture in the sustainable development agenda and acknowledge the efforts made by the Global Taskforce to ensure that the voice of local and r
By Mythili Sampathkumar, freelance
Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG, was in New York on 10 February at the High-Level Thematic Debate on Means of Implementation for a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda.
By Guido Schmidt-Traub, Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.