With the spread of the COVID-19 virus in all world regions, a renewed attention has been given to the critical role of local and regional governments as first-line responders to the pandemic, while at the same time, shedding light on the many financial shortcomings they face in providing basic pu
The 2019 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up (FfD Forum) will be held on 15-18 April 2019 at UN Headquarters in New York.
Hosted by the Ayuntamiento de Malaga, the event will bring together mayors, government ministers, development banks, capital market authorities and commercial banks to define what is required for a financial ecosystem that is conducive to finance local government development needs
This 1st edition of the Venice City Solutions, co-organized by UN-Habitat, UNCDF, UNDP and UCLG, is an opportunity to explore how to make SDGs a reality for all from the local level.
Several priorities work streams have been identified and these are the following:
1. The mapping of initiatives, mechanisms and tools developed within UCLG in support of the localizing of financing, in order to build on the experience and set priorities for future action.
On April 9, 2018, Parks Tau, President of UCLG, Judith Karl, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund, and Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Malaga led the discussion of the High-Level Dialogue held in Malaga.
The debates on new local financing systems at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa-Ethiopia (13-16 July 2015) will be critical to the quest for sustainable urban developm
Local and regional governments support article 31 of revised draft and call for commitments to tackling the urban infrastructure investment deficit in the Financing for Development Outcome Document.
By Carey Biron, Carey Biron is a news editor for Citiscope.