United Cities and Local Governments is contributing with two key sessions with the interest of making visible the role of the local governments in the implementation of the Global Agendas, and acceleration of the 2030 Agenda:
The SDG Global Festival of Action will provoke debate and drive action around four cross cutting themes with specific discussions – ideas, approaches and solutions – focused on #TurningItAround for poverty & inequality, gender, climate action and inclusive systems and finance.
This session will be held in the framework of the SDG action zone, which will take place from 22 to 24 September, during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High Level Week.
The SDG Moment is an annual event mandated by Heads of State and Government in the 2019 SDG Summit political declaration. This meeting will place the Decade of Action to Deliver the SDGs on the agenda of world leaders and key stakeholders during every high-level week between now and 2030.
In such light, UCLG has kickstarted a pilot project to support monitoring and reporting from the bottom-up in six of the countries that had committed to presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) in 2020.
The report also reviews the diversity and the breadth of local initiatives implemented by cities and territories to improve human wellbeing through the defense of human rights, public services and adequate housing, celebrating initiatives to reduce gender inequalities and protect cultural
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In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak and of their commitment to safety and well-being of SDG partners globally and in Bonn, the organizers of the SDG Global Festival of Actions have made the decision, in consultation with the German Federal Government, local authorities in Bonn and
Organized by the Global Taskforce facilitated by UCLG with UNDESA and UN-Habitat, and co-sponsored by the Governments of Cameroon and Morocco, the Forum stressed the need for transformative action for the people and the planet.
The 74th session of the UN General Assembly will open on 17 September, and the high-level week will take place the following week, from Monday 23 to Friday 27.