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Call for expressions of interest to become a pilot city

United Nations ESCAP and UN-Habitat invite cities and towns in Asia and the Pacific to join the project “Integrating the(...)

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UNDP

August 31 2018

Perspectives

Local and Regional Governments’ 2nd Report to the HLPF: Towa(...)

During the 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional(...)

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UNDP

August 23 2018

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New people-centred approaches needed to ensure no one is lef(...)

Siem Reap – While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional pover(...)

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UNDP

August 23 2018

Perspectives

Good Practices, Success Stories and Lessons Learned in SDG I(...)

Three years into the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the sustainable development goals (SDGs), many Governments, U(...)

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UNDP

August 23 2018

Perspectives

Sharing learnings on Bristol’s experience of localising the(...)

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a globally-agreed agenda for sustainable and inclusive prosperity that(...)

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UNDP

August 15 2018

Perspectives

How the civil society is organized in Brazil for the locatio(...)

Brasilia, Brazil

Charter of Principles and Organizational Model of the SDGs Brazil Network. WHO WE ARE? The SDGs Brazil Network is a su(...)

Posted by Santiago Martin,
CNM

August 13 2018

Perspectives

2018 high-level political forum: the territorialisation of t(...)

Pour la première fois cette année, des élus locaux et régionaux français se sont joints  à la délégation  française cond(...)

Posted by Lisa Bonnet,
Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international

July 31 2018

Perspectives

Sustainable Development Goals Report on Cities - Launch of S(...)

16 July—IGES is pleased to announce the launch of several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Reports today on the side(...)

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UNDP

July 16 2018

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Regional governments report their efforts for the territoria(...)

The Network of Regional Governments for Sustainable Development (nrg4SD) in collaboration with the University of Strathc(...)

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UNDP

July 13 2018

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New York City is the first city in the world to submit a Vol(...)

On July 11,  during the 2018 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the city of New York (NYC) presented its Voluntary Local(...)

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UNDP

July 12 2018

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Gender priorities are part of the domestic and cooperation p(...)

In the framework of the European Development Days 2018 (EDDs) , organized by the European Commission in June of this yea(...)

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UNDP

June 29 2018

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Distance education on the Sustainable Development Goals

During the XXI March to Brasilia in Defense of the Municipalities, an event that brings together mayors, and government(...)

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UNDP

June 18 2018

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2nd Child Street Festival of Art and Acceptance ,(...)

The network of art and action People With Balloons, under the auspices of the Municipality of Athens and with the suppor(...)

Posted by Vasiliki Strataki,
1st Primary School Nea Ionia

June 13 2018

Perspectives

The registration for the SDGs Brazil Award is open!

The SDGs Brazil Award aims to encourage, recognize and give visibility to the best practices promoted by all levels of g(...)

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UNDP

June 12 2018

Perspectives

Social and Solidarity Economy to localize the SDGs: the maps(...)

Socioeco.org is a resource web site on Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) which tries to present in one place the docum(...)

Posted by Françoise Wautiez,
Ecosol/socioeco

June 11 2018

Perspectives

Local economic development as a vehicle to localize the SDGs

The fourth edition of the World Forum of Local Economic Development, which started in 2011, took place from October 17 t(...)

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UNDP

June 1 2018

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From global to local: supporting sustainable and resilient s(...)

In support of the 2018 session of ECOSOC, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the United Nations De(...)

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UNDP

May 28 2018

Perspectives

Youth and Sustainable Development

The role of young people is fundamental for the implementation and fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals, th(...)

Posted by Alvaro Andrade,
Grupo FARO

May 9 2018

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NYC takes historic step in local tracking of progress toward(...)

By: Alexandra Hiniker, Strategic Relationships Manager, NYC Mayor’s Office for International Affairs On April 20, Mayor(...)

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UNDP

May 2 2018

Perspectives

National Council for Development and French International So(...)

Paris, 22.02.2018 The National Council for Development and International Solidarity (CNDSI)   is a framework for(...)

Posted by Lisa Bonnet,
Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international

April 26 2018

Perspectives

What are the current and emerging challenges to building sus(...)

If the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to be truly transformative – an Agenda “of the people, for the people,(...)

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UNDP

March 28 2018

Perspectives

Intermediate Cities of Latin America towards the 2030 Agenda(...)

From February 28 to March 2, 2018, Cuenca, Ecuador hosted the Continental Forum of Intermediate Cities: Latin America "(...)

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UNDP

March 21 2018

Perspectives

Four Ways Cities are Localizing the SDGs in North America

What do Hawaii, Kelowna, Baltimore and Winnipeg have in common?   Not much, you might think. But actually, each of the(...)

Posted by Jennifer Temmer,
IISD

March 16 2018

Perspectives

Spread your goals with SDG wings!

Angel Wings campaign launched on social media and 6 German cities The UN SDG Action Campaign and media company Weischer(...)

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UNDP

March 16 2018

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French decentralized cooperation in favor of achieving the S(...)

At the last Interministerial Committee for International Cooperation and Development (CICID) of 8 February 2018, France(...)

Posted by Lisa Bonnet,
Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement international

March 15 2018

Perspectives

GOLD V Report to inform about the localization of the SDGs a(...)

The Global Observatory on Decentralization and Local Democracy (GOLD) is launching, from March to the end of April 2018,(...)

Posted by UCLG CGLU,
UCLG

March 13 2018

Perspectives

SDGs seminar for Greek Public Administration Executives

A training and informative three-day seminar for executives of the Greek public administration  took place in November 2(...)

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UNDP

March 6 2018

Perspectives

The “Ficha Limpa” (Clean Record) Campaign of the 2030 Agenda(...)

Several goals of the 2030 Agenda highlight the importance of adequate public policies and legislation to ensure their ef(...)

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UNDP

February 23 2018

Perspectives

Spanish local and regional governments are driving the local(...)

The Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) has developed together with UCLG a dedicated webpage about(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca,
UN-Habitat

January 4 2018

Perspectives

SDGs Project in the Municipalities of Parana receives award(...)

The second vice president of the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) of Brazil, Marcel Micheletto, and presid(...)

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UNDP

December 14 2017

Perspectives

Local practices on the SDGs from 20 Flemish municipalities

In May 2017, VVSG kicked off a pilot project on localizing the SDGs. Together with 20 Flemish municipalities, we experim(...)

Posted by Hanne Albers,
VVSG vzw

December 14 2017

Perspectives

Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN calls(...)

In Hangzhou (China) on 7 December 2017, at the occasion of UCLG World Council, H.E. Ms. Amina Mohamed, Deputy Secretary(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca,
UN-Habitat

December 12 2017

Perspectives

Launch of the second ODS localization learning module within(...)

Within the framework of the Mercocities Summit , in Córdoba, Argentina, the Latin American network Mercociudades togeth(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca,
UN-Habitat

December 12 2017

Perspectives

I Global Forum of Local Governments

The city of Seville, Spain hosted the First Global Forum of Local Governments from November 22 to 24. During the event,(...)

Posted by Admin,
UNDP

November 28 2017

Perspectives

Countries from the Commonwealth of Nations share their visio(...)

Ahead of the Commonwealth Local Government Conference, which is about to start in a few hours in Valletta, Malta (21-24(...)

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UNDP

November 21 2017

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Local and regional actors share visions and strategies for t(...)

Representatives of regional governments, prefectures, civil society and the private sector, have participated in several(...)

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UNDP

November 17 2017

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Nearly 500 people participated in the XII Ibero-American Con(...)

The City of Manizales, in the Department of Caldas, has gathered more than 450 people in the XII Ibero-American Congres(...)

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UNDP

November 14 2017

Perspectives

UN DAY in Paris : Engaging youth to support the Sustainable(...)

Organisers expected around 300 visitors, mainly students, but an hour after opening, the main hall of UNESCO’s headquart(...)

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UNDP

November 9 2017

Perspectives

At the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development, local(...)

The fourth edition of the World Forum of Local Economic Development, which started in Andalusia (Spain) in 2011, took pl(...)

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UNDP

October 25 2017

Perspectives

New Askers work on the SDGs

The new Asker municipality (1) has formally decided to utilise the United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals as a(...)

Posted by Vibeke Sand,
The new Asker municipality

October 24 2017

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Play the simple part: connecting the SDGs and our communitie(...)

We selected 50 participants as SDGs champions for awareness workshop at Goverment Girls Secondary School, Abubakar Kigo(...)

Posted by Dennis Ekwere,
Children and Young People Living for Peace

October 23 2017

Perspectives

Three ways to ‘localize’ financing for sustainable urban dev(...)

The Financing for Development process made possible a broadly participatory discussion on urban sustainable developmen(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca,
UN-Habitat

August 15 2017

Perspectives

SDGs, 11 WALL OF HOPE

Shree Janata Primary School was Established in 1998. Due to the necessity of the school, there is no school is the area,(...)

Posted by Santosh Bidari,
Peace for People ( MasterPeace Nepal )

August 6 2017

Perspectives

SDGs 4 : Education For All

School that was the only center for knowledge for the village of 300 families.  Devastated by earthquake, with no educat(...)

Posted by Santosh Bidari,
Peace for People ( MasterPeace Nepal )

August 6 2017

Perspectives

SDGs, 4 : Education is prosperity, prosperity is better life(...)

Few weeks back, our team mate, supporter and P4P  partner from Himalayan Enchanter was traveling in rural villages of Dh(...)

Posted by Santosh Bidari,
Peace for People ( MasterPeace Nepal )

August 6 2017

Perspectives

POLICY TRANSFER PLATFORM: access case studies from cities ar(...)

The Policy Transfer Platform is a tool created by the City of Berlin and supported by Metropolis and other partners to s(...)

Posted by Camille Toggenburger,
Policy Transfer Platform

July 31 2017

Perspectives

SDG Game: Selet Forum

SDG Game: Selet Forum On 12-16 July, Kazan UN Club (Academy of Youth Diplomacy) organised a special SDG Game at Interna(...)

Posted by Daria Zharova,
Academy of Youth Diplomacy

July 20 2017

Perspectives

SDG Game 2017

Recap: SDG Game, April 6-9 About two months ago, Kazan UN Club (Academy of Youth Diplomacy) organised the «SDG Internat(...)

Posted by Daria Zharova,
Academy of Youth Diplomacy

July 20 2017

Perspectives

Using bricks to build SDGs awareness

Since 2003, Lego, the toy manufacturing Company, started working together with United Nations through the Global Compact(...)

Posted by Admin,
UNDP

July 19 2017

Perspectives

Local actions in Europe and beyond

The need for local governments to participate not only as implementors but as actors for development has been increasing(...)

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UNDP

June 6 2017

Perspectives

Global Classroom Collaboration for SDGs

A picture is worth a thousand words- we are inspired when we work on things beyond ourselves-the Global Goals. 

Posted by Butemba Jonathan,
MYUG2030

June 5 2017

Perspectives

Become an SDG Pioneer 2017

The UN Global Compact launches a call for nominations for the SDG Pioneers 2017 edition. Individuals engaged with achiev(...)

Posted by Admin,
UNDP

May 22 2017

Perspectives

UCLG held the first Training Module on the Localization of t(...)

Building on the partnership on “localizing the SDGs” between the Global Taskforce and UN organizations, United Cities an(...)

Posted by GOLD ,
UCLG

May 2 2017

Perspectives

Sixty young leaders to localize the SDGs in more than 50 cit(...)

60 young leaders, 52 cities The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network - Youth Initiative (SDSN Youth) has se(...)

Posted by Anastasiya Kostomarova,
SDSN Youth

April 28 2017

Perspectives

Is Asia-Pacific on track to achieve the SDGs by 2030?

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has published some fascinating infographics, which explore Asia-Pacific's l(...)

Posted by Admin,
UNDP

April 4 2017

Perspectives

Bioloos: Eco-friendly Sustainable Sanitation

Sanitation facilities, globally and in India, are alarmingly poor. India has nearly 600 million people (half of the popu(...)

Posted by Sanjay Banka,
Banka BioLoo

March 25 2017

Perspectives

Papua New Guinea Documentary ‘Driving The Change’

A unique and powerful documentary, which focuses on the struggle and success of the remote highlands community of Domil(...)

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UNDP

February 22 2017

Perspectives

Teens Dream - Youth video competition on the SDGs

TEENS DREAM ENGAGES TEENS ACROSS THE PLANET TO CONNECT THEM ON THE SDGs! Teens Dream, inspired by Dr. King, is a collab(...)

Posted by Fabienne Perucca,
UN-Habitat

February 17 2017

Perspectives

Academic discourse on opportunities and challenges for Small(...)

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office Suriname in collaboration with the Institute of Internation(...)

Posted by Admin,
UNDP

February 8 2017

Perspectives

In Ghana UN Volunteers embark on community advocacy on the S(...)

The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was accompanied by the need for increased awareness and knowledge(...)

Posted by Admin,
UNDP

January 30 2017

Perspectives

Share One, Plant One

Last year, Youth Of Siliguri initiated The Pocket Money Campaign, which involved sensitizing youngsters to contribute a(...)

Posted by Sailesh Singhal,
United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth and Gender Equality

January 16 2017

Perspectives

The Proactivists Inspire Hundreds Across Europe, Middle East(...)

Over the course of 2015 we have worked across Amsterdam, Budapest, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, Korea, London, Ras Al Khaim(...)

Posted by Stephen King,
The Pro-Activists

January 6 2017

Perspectives

Local Pathways Fellowship

By 2050 almost 70% of global population will live in urban areas. The success of the SDGs rests in our ability to transf(...)

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UNDP

January 3 2017

Perspectives

Middle East’s first Common Ground inspired initiative at Mid(...)

Fifty first year undergraduate students at the Middlesex University in Dubai bravely presented a series of socially-moti(...)

Posted by Stephen King,
The Pro-Activists

January 2 2017

Perspectives

VVSGs efforts in Localising the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals are an important tool for Flemish local authorities and their partner towns in the glo(...)

Posted by Admin,
UNDP

December 23 2016

Perspectives

Documentary on SDGs from Kuwait

KUWAIT, Kuwait

Hi everyone,   After one year from launching the SDGs, Kuwait CO collaborated with the Ministry of Information (KTV2)(...)

Posted by Asmae Aitssi,
UNDP

November 30 2016

Perspectives

A new app turns the “SDGs in Action”

A new mobile application is available to get to know the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and engage all actors to j(...)

Posted by Admin,
UNDP

October 26 2016

Perspectives

2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders: SDGs Locali(...)

Local and regional governments, their associations and International Organizations discuss together about  their experie(...)

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UNDP

October 20 2016

Perspectives

HLPF Side Event: Localizing the SDGs

New York, United States of America

From 11 to 20 July 2016, the United Nations Member States together with a wide array of stakeholders participated in the(...)

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UNDP

September 28 2016

Perspectives
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Events

Global Goals Week

22nd Sept - 29th Sept ,
New York, United States of America
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Organized by Project Everyone, UNDP and the United Nations Foundation

8th Africities Summit

20th Nov - 24th Nov ,
Marrakesh, Morocco
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Organized by UCLG Africa

3rd International Congress on Urban Studies Sustainable Urbanism and Local Governance

26th Oct - 28th Oct ,
Strasborug, France
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Organized by Kentarastirmalari, UCLG MEWA, etc.

THINK 2030 - Science-policy solutions for a more sustainable Europe

17th Oct - 18th Oct ,
Brussels, Belgium
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Organized by IEEP, GLOBE EU

Venice City Solutions - Financing the SDGs at local level

16th Nov - 17th Nov ,
Venice, Italy
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Organized by Local 2030: Localizing The SDGs

Tour de France ODD : étape Grand Est

20th Sept - 27th Sept ,
Metz et Epernay, France
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Organized by Comité 21

Over to Regions! Regional Government’s action for SDG Localization

9th Oct ,
Brussels, Belgium
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Organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Catalan Agen(...)

European Week of Regions and Cities

8th Oct - 11th Oct ,
Brussels , Belgium
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Organized by DG Regio and the Committee of the Regions

The 3rd UN-SDGs Anniversary Celebration in Nigeria 2018

25th Sept ,
Abuja, Nigeria
Posted by Amb. Emmanuel Nkweke
Organized by International Association of World Peace Advocates

UNSSC & Data-Pop Alliance course on Leveraging Big Data for Sustainable Development

15th Oct - 17th Oct ,
Cambridge, United States of America
Posted by UNSSC KCSD
Organized by UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development

Soluciones urbanas Venecia 2018 - Financiar los ODS a nivel local

15th Nov - 17th Nov ,
Venecia, Italy
Posted by UN-Habitat Local
Organized by Local 2030: Localizando los ODS

Solutions urbaines Venise 2018 - Financier les ODD à niveau local

15th Nov - 17th Nov ,
Venise, Italy
Posted by UN-Habitat Local
Organized by Local 2030 - Localiser les ODD

Venice City Solutions - Financing the SDGs at local level

15th Nov - 17th Nov ,
Venice, Italy
Posted by UN-Habitat Local
Organized by Local 2030: Localizing the SDGs

Online pilot training on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development

1st Oct - 2nd Nov ,
Bonn, Germany
Posted by UNSSC KCSD
Organized by United Nations System Staff College Knowledge Centre for Sus(...)

Foundational Course on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

24th Sept - 26th Oct ,
Bonn, Germany
Posted by UNSSC KCSD
Organized by United Nations System Staff College - Knowledge Centre for S(...)

9th annual Social Good Summit

23rd Sept - 29th Sept ,
New York, United States of America
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Organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

ART 2030 New York

24th Sept - 28th Sept ,
New York, United States of America
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Organized by ART-2030

2nd World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace

5th Nov - 8th Nov ,
Madrid, Spain
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Organized by Madrid