The UN SDG Action Campaign has been working closely with United Cities and Local Governments and its constituency to keep engaging cities in Agenda 2030. With only 7 years to go, local action becomes more and more important to generate the individual and institutional change we need to achieve the SDGs for all.
Local governments across the world have taken Agenda 2030 as an inspiration for better service delivery in the post-COVID 19 and economic crises. SDGs are also contributing to strategically plan better local policies and integrate the different aspects of sustainable development. Finally, Agenda 2030 is contributing to better communicate local action and generate a much-needed trust by citizens in their governing institutions.
In the framework of the #FlipTheScript Campaign, we have just published two videos to engage local government SDG action.
The first one refers to energy transition,
the second addresses inequalities and trust.
The videos were launched during the V Local and Regional Government Forum, a special event during HLPF 2022 to report local SDG action where the Administrator participated in the opening and UNDP coordinated the session on “Local public services and policies fostering the achievement of the 2030 Agenda”, moderated by the BPPS Director.
We are also encouraging cities and local governments to organize local events during the Global Week to #Act4SDGs (16 – 25 September 2022) and report their activities through the Global Map https://act4sdgs.org/global-map/
Feel free to use the materials locally and to disseminate among partners. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information.
With the best regards,
Diana Lopez Caramazana
Partnerships Specialist, Cities and Local Governments
UN SDG Action Campaign
United Nations Development Programme