DeLoG Newsletter No. 17
This edition reports on the continued engagement of DeLoG in positioning the sub-national government level in the post 2015 agenda. In an Interview UCLG President, Mayor of Istanbul and member of the High Level Panel, Kadir Topbaş, gives his point of view around localising the post 2015 framework.
The 8th DeLoG Annual Meeting, 4th to 6th of June in New York, hosted by UNCDF, UNDP and UN-Habitat will also have a focus on the post 2015 agenda. In this edition we present “In Profile“ Nicola Crosta, Head of Knowledge, Policy and Advocacy at UNCDF and DeLoG member, who amongst other, gives insight into the UNCDF position on post 2015.
The DeLoG secretariat participated in the Commonwealth Local Government Forum from May 14th to 17th in Kampala where high level representatives of Governments and UN-organisations highlighted the importance of local governments as actors for development. In this same spirit the European Commission published a communication “Empowering Local Authorities in partner countries for enhanced governance and more effective development outcomes.” On behalf of the EC DeLoG has facilitated the consultations amongst development partners. Many of their suggestions have made their way into the communication.
We wish you a pleasant reading.