Un grand nombre de nos organisations s’efforcent d’élaborer des plans et des politiques visant à mettre en œuvre - ou à localiser - les objectifs de développement durable, chez nous et à l’étranger. Dans tous nos programmes internationaux, nous visons à renforcer les capacités des gouvernements locaux et de leurs associations et à faciliter la participation à la planification nationale et à l'établissement de rapports sur le développement. Dans quelle mesure les ODD peuvent-ils aider cette coopération décentralisée, et inversement?
Muchas de nuestras organizaciones se esfuerzan por diseñar planes y políticas para implementar –o localizar– los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, tanto en su propio país como en el exterior. En todos nuestros programas internacionales, nuestro objetivo es desarrollar la capacidad de los gobiernos locales y sus asociaciones, y promover su participación en la planificación nacional y en la presentación de informes de seguimiento sobre el desarrollo. ¿En qué medida pueden los ODS ayudar a la cooperación descentralizada, y viceversa?
Local democracy and international solidarity are under stress. Local governments play a crucial role in international relations and programmes – how can we, as CIB Working Group, continue to raise awareness for the role and responsibilities of local governments in development cooperation, aid effectiveness and democracy? And how can we assure sufficient means for local governments, both for domestic challenges, as for international work?
The date for the second edition of the Venice City Solution 2030 has been released. From the 24th until the 26th of October, this event will embark on the role of local and regional governments in creating active citizenship, and how the SDGs could facilitate this process, working closely together with social and economic stakeholders, communities and citizens.
The event is organized by UN-Habitat, UNDP and the Italian Association for CEMR and financially supported by Platforma and will take place in Venice, Italy.
In order to achieve Agenda 2030, all of us will need to learn from some of the greatest innovators, mobilizers, connectors, storytellers, communicators, visualizers and includers from across the Globe! Therefore, the UN SDG Action Awards recognize outstanding achievements and innovative efforts to promote action on the SDGs. Applications are now open for the 2019 awards.
There are seven award categories:
The Department of Public Administration at the Faculty of Law and Public Administration of Birzeit University is organizing a conference on Sustainable Development under Conditions of Conflict and Crisis (war, post War, Occupation and Conflicts).
This conference will help researchers to discuss the possibility of achieving the SDGs under conditions of crisis. It will also attempt to examine possible options for countries and societies living in crisis, conflict and occupation, such as Palestine, to promote their development process and in order not to leave anyone behind.
Local public services such as health care, waste management, water supply, and social security have a huge impact on our daily lives. Unfortunately, in many countries the poor often lack access to these important services.
Following the succesful webinar on 'cities and countries working in crisis', a new series of webinars will take place in the upcoming months. UCLG and the CIB Working group will facilitate a webinar series (Spanish, English and French) on best practices from LGAs in SDG implementation and reporting (December 2018). In January 2019, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities will lead a second webinar on measuring the capacity of municipal institutions.
In 2017, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) conducted a series of video interviews with Canadian and international partners to discuss local change initiatives they have implemented in their community.
Over 240 local and regional governments representatives, including 70 Mayors and Regional Presidents, carried out joint mobilization at the most recent High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to convey local perspectives on the localization of the 2030 Agenda, in July 2018. For the first time ever, the HLPF included an all-day meeting of local and regional governments with United Nations high-level representatives, national governments and civil society.