Local responses to deliver the Decade of Action at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum



Local responses to deliver the Decade of Action at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 06:00 to 17:00

The 2020 High-Level Political Forum will assess the state of the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the midst of the outbreak, allowing participants to reflect on how the international community can respond to the pandemic and set us back on track to achieve the SDGs and accelerate action.

The delegation of local and regional governments gathered at the HLPF will call for the importance of the 2030 Agenda as the framework that will allow to carry out the transformation that our communities need, and the SDGs as the pathway to build more resilient and equal societies.

The Third Local and Regional Governments’ Forum, co-organized by the Global Taskforce and UN-DESA, UN-Habitat, UNDP, and the Executive Office of the UN Secretary General, will aim at producing a fruitful debate and strong commitments from local and regional governments, national authorities and the international community to support a transformative bottom-up process grounded on multilevel governance based on the achievement of the SDGs in the aftermath of the COVID19 crisis.

Under the title “The Decade of Action - bolstering change from the ground-up”, the LRG Forum will debate the importance of basic service delivery, the need for a renewed multilevel territorial governance in the midst of the pandemic, and how to carry out a full collaboration among spheres of government to build back better after the outbreak taking into account that the transformative roadmap for local and regional governments remains the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs.

The Forum will provide an opportunity to illustrate the actions that local and regional governments are carrying out in the midst of the pandemic, and how they can act as catalysts for transformation, going beyond temporary solutions and building a long-term response through the framework of the SDGs.

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