DeLoG Newsletter No. 23
Welcome to our last issue this year. In the last few months, the focus of our work was geared towards the role of the local level and local governments in the post 2015 agenda. This included expert meetings and high level dialogues around localising the SDGs and to frame the proposed goals on sustainable urbanisation and effective, transparent and accountable institutions at all levels.
While there is still some ground to cover until the post 2015 SDG framework is finalised, it is already evident that the local level and especially local governments will play a much greater role in the set of agreed SDGs, especially in the framework of their implementation as it was in the MDGs.
The secretariat also had the chance to be present at the first PrepCom for Habitat III that will lay out a “new urban agenda”. It will be the first mayor UN-conference to be held after the new set of SDGs has been agreed upon in 2016.
In our in profile section, we present Johan Norqvist, Senior Programme Manager at Sida. Sida, together with ICLD hosted this year’s annual meeting in Visby, Sweden. Johan will be Sida’s main focal point for DeLoG.