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Find out what the world's media and global community are saying about key issues like: Habitat III, the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the Millennium Development Goals...
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Mayor, officials to attend climate change talks in Paris | The New Age

Mayor, officials to attend climate change talks in Paris | The New Age | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it

Preparations are under way for eThekwini’s delegation to depart in a month’s time to attend the COP21 conference on climate change in Paris.

The delegation of six officials, including five councillors and a protocol officer, will be led by eThekwini mayor James Nxumalo.

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Think global, act local

Think global, act local | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
CLGF Secretary-General Carl Wright moderated a high level discussion on Cooperating to advance the new post-2015 development agenda: challenges and opportunities for local economic development (LED) at the 3rd World Forum on LED in Turin on 16 October which allowed him to highlight the key role local and regional government will play in not only LED but also in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave the keynote address at this session where he highlighted the key role of local government in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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World Cities Day Brings Urban October to Close | ICLEI Global

World Cities Day Brings Urban October to Close | ICLEI Global | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it

ICLEI fully supports the principles of World Cities Day and has joined the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments and the Habitat III Secretariat in a statement in celebration of the day.

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Joint Global Taskforce declaration at UN Summit warns 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will fail without local governments ‘Transforming Our World’

Joint Global Taskforce declaration at UN Summit warns 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will fail without local governments ‘Transforming Our World’ | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Agenda towards and Habitat III
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"We, the local and regional leaders gathered in United Cities and Local Governments and the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, have been here this week to make everybody aware that the Sustainable Development Goals – all of them – are at the core of our work." Kadir Topbaş, Mayor of Istanbul and President of UCLG

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Local and regional government networks at the Post-2015 Summit

Local and regional government networks at the Post-2015 Summit | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Agenda towards and Habitat III
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The main international networks of local and regional government gather in New-York to celebrate the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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Local and regional governments celebrate World Cities Day | United Cities and Local Governments

Local and regional governments celebrate World Cities Day | United Cities and Local Governments | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
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Global Urban Leaders Endorse Sustainable Development Goals

The New School (http://www.newschool.edu/) engages with world-leading Mayors and local government representatives as they pledge their support for the ...
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Millennium Development Goals Final Report Launched Today

Millennium Development Goals Final Report Launched Today | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
Get updates on the Millennium Development Goals and the final report  that was launched at 10:15 am EDT  6 July at http://ln.is/webtv.un.org/i7PCK … The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty rates to...
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Can the SDGs Really ‘Leave No One Behind’?

Can the SDGs Really ‘Leave No One Behind’? | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
This post is written by Casey Dunning, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Global Development, and Molly Elgin-Cossart, Senior Fellow at American Progress and former chief of staff to the U.N.
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Upcoming Habitat III Conference Offers Opportunity for Leaders to Set a New Urban Agenda | World Resources Institute

Upcoming Habitat III Conference Offers Opportunity for Leaders to Set a New Urban Agenda | World Resources Institute | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
Local, national and international leaders have come together this week in Nairobi, Kenya at Habitat III’s second Preparatory Committee. They’ll set priorities for urban development that will shape city actions for decades to come.
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Felix Dodds comments on sustainable development and life: What should we do with MOI and Financing for Development?

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As we all know April will be critical as the second prepcom for Financing for Development and the April Post 2015 negotiations will deal with MOI and Global partnership for Development and there will be an attempt to create more complementary text.

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globaltaskforce2016

globaltaskforce2016 | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
Global Taskforce is following all international processes and feeds the local government perspective into all of them.
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Platforma - Reaching SDGs from the ground-up!

Platforma - Reaching SDGs from the ground-up! | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
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The crowds have gone, conference rooms are empty: the curtain has fallen on the UN summit on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And now starts the really hard part, thankless: paving the road to reach them by 2030, painstakingly, not even brick by brick, rather pebble by pebble. And across the world. 

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FMDV: A future financial mechanism to support the WAEMU local governments

FMDV: A future financial mechanism to support the WAEMU local governments | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
As part of a cooperation agreement with the Western African Economic and Monetary Union - WAEMU, FMDV support the WAEMU Local Authorities Council – CCT with the creation of a financial mechanism dedicated to local governments
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Local governments key role in delivering 2030 Agenda

Local governments key role in delivering 2030 Agenda | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it

CLGF’s strong advocacy role as a partner in the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Development Agenda towards Habitat III (GTF) and its efforts to ensure that local government is recognised as a key implementing partner in the UN 2030 Agenda  and the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has successfully resulted in 2030 Agenda giving explicit recognition to the role of local and sub-national government, both in respect of specific SDGs, such as Goal 11 on inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and human settlements, as well as in the provisions relating to the implementation and the follow-up and review of the SDGs. CLGF represented by Board member Cllr Mpho Moruakgomo and Secretary-General Carl Wright as part of the GTF delegation witnessed the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York on 25 September and organised and attended various side events to assess the role of cities and local leaders in the 2030 Agenda going forward. They also represented CLGF at a number of other key events held in New York on 24-28 September by UNCDF, Cities Alliance, the Ford Foundation and the UNSDSN.

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Local and regional governments celebrate World Cities Day | United Cities and Local Governments

Local and regional governments celebrate World Cities Day | United Cities and Local Governments | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
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The role of Local Governments in the Effective Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

The role of Local Governments in the Effective Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Agenda towards and Habitat III
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The Sustainable Development Goals represent a transformative agenda. The objective is to transform the economies and societies of developing countries with a view to eliminating poverty by 2030.


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UCLG to co-lead Habitat III Policy Unit on Urban Governance, Capacity and Institutional Development with the London School of Economics

UCLG to co-lead Habitat III Policy Unit on Urban Governance, Capacity and Institutional Development with the London School of Economics | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
The Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Agenda towards and Habitat III
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Bogotá 2016 | UCLG | Local voices for a more human future

Bogotá 2016 | UCLG | Local voices for a more human future | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
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Myanmar: women's fight against verbal taboo symbolises wider rights battle

Myanmar: women's fight against verbal taboo symbolises wider rights battle | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
Lack of sex education for women perpetuates gender inequality in Myanmar but activists addressing such issues are falling foul of Buddhist extremists
In Myanmar there are no vaginas.
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Post-2015 resources round-up

Post-2015 resources round-up | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Human rights and the SDGs: A side-lined priority?
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PrepCom 2 stalls on rules of procedure, issue to await U.N. General Assembly | Citiscope

PrepCom 2 stalls on rules of procedure, issue to await U.N. General Assembly | Citiscope | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
The E. U. was particularly concerned about the possibility that putting off the decision on how and whether local authorities and stakeholders will be able to participate in the Habitat process could impact on the next and final meeting of the preparatory committee. “PrepCom 3” is slated to take place in July 2016 in Indonesia.

“We cannot afford to get into PrepCom 3 without those modalities,” Devanlay said. “It would send a terrible signal to [local authorities and stakeholders], as it would in particular impede them to participate effectively in the third PrepCom.”
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Preparation of the World Summit on the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III)

Preparation of the World Summit on the New Urban Agenda (Habitat III) | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
An International Conference is taking place in Nairobi, at UN-Habitat Headquarters, from 14-16 April 2015. It will initiate a broad negotiation on the world urbanization challenges which should lead a radical redefinition of urban policies by October...
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Felix Dodds comments on sustainable development and life: Why the Economist is Wrong on the SDGs

Felix Dodds comments on sustainable development and life: Why the Economist is Wrong on the SDGs | Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments | Scoop.it
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