This high-level meeting to be held in Turin on 14-15th of October 2014, marks the culmination of the consultation on ‘Localizing the post-2015 Development Agenda’, led by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), on behalf of UNDG, together with the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for the Post-2015 Development Agenda towards HABITAT III.
The Localizing consultation is one of six related dialogues on the ‘means of implementation’ of the post-2015 agenda. An initial report on the recommendations of all six consultations has already been published by the UNDG and presented in New York on September 25th .
The Global Taskforce, which is made up of the main global networks of local and regional governments, has co-led the consultation (through the participation of member organizations UCLG and CLGF) with UNDP and UN-Habitat.
The conference will count, among others, with the presence of Fathallah Oualalou, Mayor of Rabat (Morocco) and UCLG Treasurer, Paúl Carrasco, the President of ORU-FOGAR and Prefect of the Province of Azuay and Scean Barnswell, Mayor of Pen, member of the Board of CLGF and President, Association of Local Government Authorities (ALGA), Jamaica.
Many mayors and representatives of the national associations of local and regional governments of the thirteen countries in which the consultation dialogues have been held will also be in attendance, as well as representatives of other countries and of international agencies and civil society organizations.
The final consultation report, prepared by the Localizing Consultation Secretariat, which contains the ‘key messages’ of the consultation and a proposal of a follow-up strategy, will be presented and discussed in Turin. It will then be revised and sent to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, with the hope that some of its messages will be included in his final report to the UN General Assembly on the Post-2015 Agenda later this year.
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