National and sub-national governments on the way towards localization of SDG


UCLG and the Global Taskforce present the first report on the location of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGG) at the fifth High Level Political Forum (HLPF) that was held from 10 to 19 of July in New York.

Entitled "National and subnational governments on the way towards localization," the report is framed within the global reporting mechanism established by the UN to monitor the implementation of SDG from a local and regional perspective. This Report collects some of the first results derived from the information gathered by networks of local and regional governments in more than 30 countries, and analyses 63 Voluntary National Assessments presented by national governments to the HLPF of 2016 and 2017.

The document shows that local and regional governments are taking action and starting to act to locate SDGs in all regions of the world, but also highlights that this location is still ignored by the HLPF agenda. Likewise, it is claimed the creation of spaces to inform from a local perspective, in order not to lose the opportunity to reinforce the role of local governments in achieving SDGs.

The conclusions obtained from these reports will feed the next Local Democracy and Decentralization Report (GOLD), supported by this Commission, which will focus on the location of the Global Agendas.