Last 15-17 July, the local and regional governments’ delegation articulated by UCLG, with over 120 representatives gathered through the Global Taskforce, attended the 2019 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to convey a message of urgency and hope: achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is possible if the role of local governments is recognized and resources for localization are unlocked.
Mayors met the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres; the President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, and the Executive Director of UN-Habitat, Maimunah Sharif. The Global Taskforce presented its third report - facilitated by UCLG - on the localization of the SDGs, and delegates contributed to assess progresses in the implementation of the Goals from a local perspective in the framework of the Local 2030 event.
A key moment for the delegation was the meeting with the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres on 17th July. During the meeting, the constituency expressed its full commitment to localization to leave no one and no place behind and their quest for a seat at the global table as partners in transformation to truly embrace territorial cohesion.| https://www.uclg.org/en/media/news/local-and-regional-governments-call-accelerated-action-localize-sdgs-2019-hlpf