The International Development Committee (IDC), a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, recently concluded a year-long inquiry into UK implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
One year after the adoption of Agenda 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and how to localize these - remain high on the international agenda. Recent developments include a wide range of publications on the topic, and we have filtered out a number of these that are of relevance for the CIB working group.
Last August, the Brazilian National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) and UNDP Art Initiative launched a project aimed at capacitating Brazilian local governments from all parts of the country to act as true catalysts of change in the implementation process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Which good examples exist on the cooperation with national government on preparing input for international agendas? This month we showcase the example from the Netherlands.
Habitat III: inclusion of local governments in national taskforce
Many Dutch local governments are struggling with the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), despite their high motivation to contribute to them. This is one of the conclusions from the research into the meaning and implication of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Dutch local governments conducted by Kaleidos Research, in collaboration with VNG International.
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) Steering Committee met on 3 and 4 September in Mexico, hosted by the Mexican Minister of External Relations. UCLG Champion on Development Cooperation, Berry Vrbanovic, Mayor of Kitchener and Vice-Treasurer of UCLG, supported by the CIB Working Group Secretariat, attended the meeting on behalf of the local and regional constituency represented by UCLG WS and FOGAR in this forum.