As a prelude to a decade in which much is at stake, the Local and Regional Governments Forum, hosted by Cameroon and Morocco, represents an opportunity to take stock of the lessons learned until now, and to explore new ways in which successful local, national and international policies can be scaled up. This Forum will collaborate closely and create substantive connections to the cities and local action dimension of the Secretary-General’s 2019 Climate Summit (23rd September 2019) as well as strengthening synergies with other High-Level events happening on this week, such as the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development and the High-Level Review of the SAMOA Pathway.
- To showcase successful experiences from local and regional governments on the implementation and follow up of the 2030 Agenda.
- To cultivate multilevel, permanent and structural dialogue between national, local and regional governments and their associations to support the effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the local and regional level, building on the roadmap for localization laid out in the Seville Commitment .
- To share experiences from UN member states in localizing the SDGs and on how local, regional and central governments are working together to make the 2030 Agenda a reality at the local level.
- To establish synergies and announce acceleration actions by local and regional governments on the climate-development nexus, in both the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and of the Paris Agreement.
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