Cities, regions, and towns play a significant role in the transition to sustainability, which makes local governments critical in achieving the SDGs. This can be done by implementing projects for all citizens thereby leaving no one behind. In accelerating the SDGs, it needs collective effort from all sectors which is why UN-Habitat an organization that works for a better urban future has developed the most comprehensive approach to localize the SDGs. Through its new website, the institution is providing assistance throughout all stages of planning, policymaking, project development, and monitoring. It has five main components:

Global Urban Monitoring Framework

Voluntary local reviews

SDG cities flagship programme

Multilevel governance

Local 2030 coalition

UN-Habitat is expediting the portfolio on SDG Localization since the endorsement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In line with UN-Habitat’s Strategic Plan, SDG localization is one of the four key priorities for 2022-23. The work on localizing the SDGs is guided by a partnership-based territorial approach anchored in the principles of leaving no one and no place behind; multilevel governance, and multi-stakeholder partnerships.

Learn more about UN Habitat’s approach in localizing the SDGs here