Transformation of work and evolving production and consumption patterns are essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Local and Regional Governments are raising ambitions and actions on SDGs at the local level, through solidarity and multilevel governance.
Local and Regional Governments (LRG) met on the sidelines of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) during an LRG Day and a two-day LRG Forum.
LRG Day provided an opportunity for exchange and discussions among local and regional governments with key UN partners and other constituencies. The annual Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments Report on Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was presented and discussed. Participants also discussed, among others, ways to support the local common agenda, summarized in the LRG “visioning report” on the future the LRG envision in 2045, which was presented at the UN’s 75th Anniversary celebrations in 2020.
The Local and Regional Governments’ Forum took place under the theme “Fostering a Recovery that Is Resilient and Led by the Communities.” This special event illustrated the importance of localizing action and partnerships among spheres of governments and stakeholders towards achieving the SDGs under review by the 2021 HLPF. Discussion topics included:
- Universal Health Coverage and Well Being;
- Social Inclusion and Prosperity from the Ground Up;
- Transformation of Work and Evolving Production and Consumption Models; and
- Multilevel Governance and Strong, Inclusive Institutions.
The HLPF 2021 Local and Regional Governments’ Day and Forum took place virtually on 9 July 2021, and 12-13 July 2021, respectively, in line with the continued health and safety measures put in place as in response to COVID-19.
The Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) provided daily digital reporting and a summary of the HLPF 2021 Local and Regional Governments’ Day and Forum.
Funding for ENB coverage of the HLPF 2021 Local and Regional Governments’ Day and Forum has been provided by UCLG.
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