Global Goals Municipality Campaign in the Netherlands

Posted by Fabienne Perucca, UN-Habitat October 12 2017 0 Local experience

VNG International launched a campaign revolving around the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The Global Goals Municipality Campaign: Gemeenten4GlobalGoals

A central conviction within the campaign is that local governments are key agents in the new development agenda. A number of goals, such as Goal 11 (sustainable cities) and 16 (effective, accountable and inclusive institutions) to name just two, are of particular relevance to municipalities as they occupy a central position within the everyday practices of municipalities. However, all of the goals are – to a certain extent- local goals, which means that local governments can contribute to each and every one of them.

The Global Goals Municipality Campaign is dedicated to raise awareness for the Global Goals and aims to inspire and mobilize Dutch municipalities in the achievement of the goals. VNG International offers assistance and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices between municipalities.

Local governments can engage and connect different local stakeholders to ensure inclusive  and joint local action in the achievement of the Global Goals. The campaign supports municipalities to create an enabling and vibrant environment in which active citizens, businesses, volunteers, etc. are able to find and inspire each other and start local partnerships for sustainable development and international cooperation.

 

Please visit the web page: www.vng.nl/gemeenten4globalgoals

Check out the call to become a Global Goals municipality https://vngglobalgoals.h5mag.com/magazine/cover

Follow on Twitter: @G4GlobalGoals

Or contact by e-mail: Maria van der Harst

More information can also be found on the collective website: www.SDGnederland.nl

Various kinds of Global Goals initiatives can be shared and found on the online platform: SDG Gateway

Comments
0 Responses
*Comments may later be moderated if found unsuitable or offensive. The discretion lies solely with the administrator.

Have any story that you’d like to contribute?

We’d love to have it!

Stream: ‘The Political Economy Of Development In A(...)

11 Sept - 13 Sept , Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Posted by Olumide Adisa
Organized by The African Studies Associatio(...)

ICLEI World Congress 2018

19 Jun - 22 Jun , Montreal , Canada
Posted by Admin
Organized by ICLEI – Local Governments for(...)

1st World Forum Intermediary Cities

5 Jul - 7 Jul , Chefchouen, Morocco
Posted by Admin
Organized by United Cities and Local Govern(...)

Summercourse: Decentralisation & the SDGs

2 Jul - 6 Jul , The Hague, Netherlands The
Posted by Fabienne Perucca
Organized by The Hague Academy for Local Go(...)

Tutored E-learning Course on “Enhancing Developmen(...)

7 May - 7 Jul , Online , Germany
Posted by Admin
Organized by Development Partners Network o(...)

Social Protection for Sustainable Development - On(...)

4 Jun - 6 Jul , Bonn, Germany
Posted by UNSSC KCSD
Organized by United Nations System Staff Co(...)

Sustainable Climate & Responsible Investment

25 Jul , Perth, Australia
Posted by Sandy Chong
Organized by United Nations Association of(...)

COURSE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROMOTERS: LOCAL DEVELOPME(...)

26 May - 7 Jul , Chimbote, Peru
Posted by Guillermo Martinez Pinillos
Organized by Instituto Natura

Localizing the SDGs – Developing sustainability st(...)

26 Jun , Brussels, Belgium
Posted by Admin
Organized by Representation of North Rhine-(...)

Sustainable Global Goals (SDGs) in Miami

27 Jun , Miami, United States of America
Posted by Claudia Akel
Organized by Social Impact Movement

United Nations Summer Academy 2018

27 Aug - 31 Aug , Bonn, Germany
Posted by UNSSC KCSD
Organized by UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sus(...)

67th DPI/NGO Conference: Finding Global Solutions(...)

22 Aug - 23 Aug , New York, United States of America
Posted by Admin
Organized by UN Department of Public Inform(...)

Unleashing the power of the private sector in impl(...)

22 Jun - 27 Jul , Bonn, Germany
Posted by UNSSC KCSD
Organized by Unites Nations System Staff Co(...)