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INTERNATIONAL MAYORS FORUM 2024 CONVENES IN JAKARTA

The International Mayors Forum 2024 will happen in Jakarta, Indonesia from 2nd to 4th July, 2024. The forum will foster dialogue on how to effectively implementate the 2030 Agenda through the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Emphasizing the importance of localizing the SDGs, particularly in least-developed and lower-middle-income countries facing rapid urbanization, the forum addresses the challenges posed by accelerated urbanization. These challenges include the necessity for sustained investments in urban infrastructure and services such as housing, education, healthcare, employment, and environmental sustainability, with a focus on the most vulnerable populations.

The forum will concentrate on accelerating action at the local level through six key transformative entry points, identified as investment pathways to achieve the SDGs, as highlighted during the 2023 SDG Summit. These entry points encompass food systems, energy access and affordability, digital connectivity, education, employment, social protection, climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

Aligned with the 2024 High-level Political Forum, the International Mayors’ Forum aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences, lessons learned, and best practices among local and regional governments to expedite the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at these levels.

The Forum is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) through the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), under the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG), in collaboration with the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Special Capital Region of Jakarta, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Asia-Pacific.

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