The delegation of local and regional governments at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum (New York, July 9-18) presented the 2nd Report of Local and Regional Governments to the HLPF, Towards the Localization of the SDGs. The report was received very positively, and it is now available online. Without the contributions that we received from many of UCLG-members, this outcome would have been unattainable.
UCLG is already looking forward to the next step. We are already working at full throttle on the GOLD V Report, which will be presented at the 2019 HLPF and at the UCLG World Congress in Autumn 2019. GOLD V will explore the current situation of local and regional governments worldwide, and their involvement in the localization of the global agendas. To do so, we need your help and support.
What information can our members provide?
At this stage of the process, the World Secretary needs any information on local and regional governments that are promoting innovative practices and initiatives conceived in the framework of the SDGs and the global agendas (Paris Agreements on Climate Change, the New Urban Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Risk Prevention) that aim to contribute to the achievement of the goals, even if they are not expressly labelled or linked to them.
Then, an extensive catalogue of case studies and practices on the implementation of the global goals at local and regional levels will be build. Your city, your region, your association, your knowledge and expertise in this field will all be essential to complete this task.
How can you share this information?
With a few sentences, you can easily describe your initiative to highlight the engagement of local and regional governments in the implementation of a sustainable development path. You can submit all information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do I need to send information?
As soon as possible. Your knowledge and support will be essential to complement the report by providing valuable case studies and initiatives to be explored more in-depth. The World Secretary will work on preliminary drafts by early October 2018, so we invite you to send any useful information on relevant cases and experiences throughout September.
We really look forward to your feedback and contributions!