Local and Regional Governments Ready for Action to Achieve the Global Goals

UCLG calls on partners to join campaign highlighting the role of local and regional governments in the localization of the SDGs and New Urban Agenda.

Local and regional governments were active in the consultations on the 2030 and New Urban Agendas, bringing the priorities, experiences and perspectives of local and regional governments to the global table. Our successful #Listen2Cities campaign called on the international community to take our perspectives into account in the development of the global agendas.

Thanks to the efforts of our members and partners, we achieved the inclusion of SDG 11 on sustainable cities and human settlements in the 2030 Agenda, and a robust framework for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, which includes priorities such as subsidiarity, the Right to the City, multilevel governance and integrated territorial development.

Now it’s time to make the global goals a reality from the bottom up.

Local and regional governments will be on the front line of localizing the 2030 and New Urban Agendas in their communities. UCLG will be fostering local and regional government action through the #Local4Action and #Regions4Action campaigns.

Over the coming years, UN Member States will report on their progress towards the achievement of the SDGs at the UN. UCLG and the Global Taskforce will complement these reports with #Local4Action and #Regions4Action, providing vital information about how action by local and regional governments is contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.

#Local4Action and #Regions4Action will use the direct experiences of local and regional governments to tell the story of the SDGs from the point of view of towns, cities, regions and communities.

#Local4Action and #Regions4Action will fill in a vital piece of the puzzle for those wanting information on how the SDGs can be achieved on the ground.

#Local4Action aims to inspire partnerships with everyone involved in the achievement of the global goalsand show that we are ready to act at local level and to demonstrate the vital role that local actors need to play.

#Local4Action and #Regions4Action will share effective local policies and practices for achieving the SDGs and promote peer to peer learning within networks of local governments.

#Local4Action and Regions4Action will seek synergies between civil society, communities and sub-national governments. Promoting policies, accountability and showcasing experiences.

If you are active at local level and you want to contribute to our global voice follow us and contribute to the #Local4Action and #Regions4Action hashtags

You can follow UCLG’s and the Global Taskforce’s work on localizing the global goals at these upcoming events:

  • •ECOSOC Forum, Financing for Development, 22-25 May 2017, New York City
  • •”Major cities facing the localization of the global agenda” Metropolis Congress, 19-22 June 2017, Montréal
  • •5th High-Level Policy Forum on Sustainable Development, 10-19 July 2017, New York City