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Urban GLASS – supporting local governments on transparency, accountability and fighting corruption

Urban GLASS is an initiative of UN-Habitat and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) supports local government in preventing and fighting corruption in urban management by promoting transparent,…

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The Report of Local and Regional Governments on the Way towards the Localization of the SDGs

Has your country involved Local and Regional Governments (LRGs) in the reporting process and the preparation of Voluntary National Reviews (VNR)? Are there good examples for national-local collaboration in support…

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Renewal and expansion of the Global Partnership Initiative (GPI) on the role of Local and Regional Governments in Effective Development

Besides producing the Nairobi Outcome Document, which recognizes the critical role of local governments to achieve international commitments, the 2nd High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation…

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Global Partnership Nairobi Outcome Document: Critical Role for Local Governments

The Nairobi Outcome Document was released on 1 December 2016 and will help to shape how existing and new development actors can partner to implement Agenda 2030 and realise the SDGs. The document…

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Why localizing global agendas matters to address urbanization, climate change

Localizing global agendas does not mean local implementation of programs and strategies decided at a higher level – it requires a two-way approach where national goals and priorities derived from…

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GOLD Report IV

Since the publication of its first edition in 2008, the Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD) has become an international benchmark in the analysis of local and regional…

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Urban GLASS (Global-Local Accountability Support System) Initiative

UN-Habitat and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) are launching an initiative to support local government in preventing corruption in urban management by promoting transparent, accountable and participatory…

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Urban futures: how cities can deliver global goals

31 October 2016 11:15 - 12:30 Chair Elizabeth Stuart @ElizStuart - Research Fellow and Team Leader on Sustainable Development Goals, ODI Speakers William Cobbett @billycobbett - Director, Cities Alliance Isaac…

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Local actors share insights at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

From 10-20 July, the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is being held in New York City. It is the UN’s chief platform for follow-up and review of…

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