We are pleased to announce that the Inter-Agency Policy Brief on #Accelerating SDG Localization to deliver on the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is now available for reading and reflection. This comprehensive policy brief was meticulously prepared by #UNDESA, #UNHabitat, and #UNDP, in close collaboration with the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments and United Cities and Local Governments. Contributions also came from the United Nations Regional Commissions: #UNECA, #UNECE, #UNECLAC, #UNESCAP, and #UNESCWA.

The policy brief delves into critical issues surrounding the local implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda. SDG localization involves the adaptation and customization of the SDGs, translating them into local development plans and strategies that align with the specific needs, context, and priorities of various regions or localities, while maintaining coherence with national frameworks. With over 65 per cent of SDG targets linked to the responsibilities and mandates of local and regional governments (LRGs), these entities play a pivotal role in recalibrating global development to better tackle future challenges.

As part of an ongoing initiative to advance #SDG localization, UNDESA, in collaboration with an inter-agency taskforce of #UN entities and other relevant stakeholders, will publish a series of policy briefs. These briefs will offer evidence-based recommendations on various topics, including data, monitoring, and reporting; multilevel governance; SDG localization and climate action synergies; and waste and resource circularity.

We highly recommend the reading and reflection on this vital document to better understand and support the significant role of LRGs in achieving sustainable development. Together, let us work towards a brighter, more sustainable future.

Read the policy brief here: ->Link to the document<-

For more information, visit: Inter-Agency Policy