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Local and Regional Governments Forum

Mon 12 Jul 2021, 8.00 am — Tue 13 Jul 2021, 10.30 am
Virtual Event (NYC time)

Background

 

Fourth Local and Regional Governments Forum on the 2030 Agenda

“Fostering a recovery that is resilient and led by the communities”

The fourth Local and Regional Governments Forum (LRGF), a Special Event of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) will illustrate the importance of localizing action towards the achievement of the SDGs in review in 2021 and how partnerships amongst spheres of government and stakeholders  are crucial in this regard. 

The fourth Local and Regional Governments Forum will bring together local, regional, and national governments to discuss how decentralized cooperation among local and regional governments and their associations and networks, national authorities and the international community can contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.

This HLPF Special Event will address the main theme of 2021 by bringing concrete recommendations to support a sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. It will also be an opportunity for local and regional governments and other stakeholders to announce SDG Acceleration Actions in support of the Decade of Action.

The Local and Regional Governments Forum on the 2030 Agenda is co-organized by UNDESA, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF), UN-Habitat, UNDP and Local 2030. 

How to participate? 

INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS SHOULD REGISTER ONLINE HERE BY 8 JULY 2021. The event will be organized fully online. Access to the online event will be provided only to pre-registered participants.

Summaries of the Fourth Local and Regional Governments Forum are now available: 

Day 1: https://enb.iisd.org/cities/UCLG/hlpf-2021-local-and-regional-governments-day-and-forum/highlights-and-images/12July2021. 

Day 2: https://enb.iisd.org/cities/UCLG/hlpf-2021-local-and-regional-governments-day-and-forum/highlights-and-images/13July2021.

Announcements

Please find the updated speakers' statements under the "documentation" tab.