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Global Taskforce meeting at the UCLG Campus and Retreat

Global Taskforce Meeting At The UCLG Campus And Retreat

From the 24 to 25 January, the Global Taskforce on Local and Regional governments held their first meeting in 2018 within the framework of the UCLG Campus and Retreat from the 22 to 26 January 2018 in Barcelona. The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional governments is a network that works worldwide to implement the New Urban Agenda as a key tool to achieve the Sustainable Development.

Within the framework of four session political representatives and representatives of international organizations contemplated an open debate on key areas of the global agenda. The topics of the session were (i) Enhancing the GTF Alliance for Localization:Local 2030 Hub for Sustainability Solutions (ii) Local partnerships for global development through the global taskforce (iii) Working towards the Habitat III Legacy and (iv) Localization and reporting tools and strategies: Strengthening synergies

In this sessions the Global Taskforce explored how the Local 2030 Hub for Sustainability Solutions provides a relevant platform to materialize the localization of the agendas. The Local 2030 Hub for Sustainability Solutions is a multi-stakeholder hub established by the UN Secretary General’s Executive Office and aiming to catalyze solutions, accelerate SDG implementation. In dialogue with the partners, future actions on key areas for global agenda implementation were discussed. Furthermore, members, partners and political representatives of the Global Taskforce have given inputs to the links and synergies between the New Urban Agenda and the global agendas, including climate change and SDGs.

DeLoG is a strong partner of the Global Taskforce. The Global Taskforce should contribute to the definition of Sustainable Development Goals that cover the local and regional responsibilities, including specific local indicators on urban sustainability as well as a stand-alone goal on sustainable cities.

Further information on the Global Taskforce can be found here. The official report will be published soon.




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