DeLoG Newsletter No. 20
Welcome to our first newsletter edition in 2014! In this issue we inform you about the state of the DeLoG study The Local Public Sector’s Role in Achieving Development Goals that is carried out in collaboration with the Urban Institute. This study will give a timely input into the ongoing negotiations around a post 2015 sustainable development agenda.
Preliminary results of the study will be presented at the 7th World Urban Forum in Medellín, Colombia, on April 10th. In our series “In profile” we feature Maria Åberg, Secretary General of the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy (ICLD). Together with SIDA, ICLD will host the 9th DeLoG annual meeting in Visby, Sweden from July 1st until July 4th 2014.
We also provide you with an update about the ongoing work of the Global Taskforce of Regional and Local Governments for Post 2015 (GTF). Especially during the 7th and 8th session of the UN Open Working Group for sustainable development goals, the GTF has made progress in working towards a localised post 2015 agenda. DeLoG continues to be a key technical partner of this platform.