The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments has released their annual report to the High-Level Political Forum, this year title is: “From local action to global impact: How localizing SDG 11 empowers communities for sustainable transformation”.

To access the report, please click HERE

The seventh report provides an analysis of the remarkable initiatives undertaken by local and regional governments to locally implement the SDGs as well as their involvement in national reporting processes, with a particular focus on the 38 countries presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) this year.

The report places emphasis on the role of local and regional governments in achieving Agenda 2030, with a particular focus on the SDG 11  “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”  and how to facilitate a just and sustainable transformation of cities, regions, and territories from the bottom-up.

There are five thematic areas stating how LRGs are advancing the different dimensions of SDG 11, in achieving the SDGs:

1. Housing and basic services from below

2. Integrated and participatory urban planning

3. Forefronting transformative action

4. A cultural boost in the achievement of the SDGs

5. Multilevel governance and finance

The report has been produced and presented to the High-Level Political Forum in New York every year since 2017. Previous versions are accessible HERE