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Localizing the Global Goals

Localizing the Global Goals

While the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda are global, their achievement will depend on our ability to make them a reality in our cities and regions.

All 17 SDGs have targets directly related to the responsibilities of local and regional governments, particularly to their role in delivering basic services. That’s why local and regional governments must be at the heart of the 2030 Agenda.

“Localizing” is the process of taking into account subnational contexts in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, from the setting of goals and targets, to determining the means of implementation and using indicators to measure and monitor progress.

For localization to take place, it is imperative to address all of the global agendas as one, to harness the New Urban Agenda’s acceleration potential to achieve the SDGs, which is the only way in which the climate and resilience agenda will take place.

Localization relates both to how local and regional governments can support the achievement of the SDGs through action from the bottom up and to how the SDGs can provide a framework for local development policy.

The Global Taskforce will continue endeavoring for the interconnection of the global agendas, to accelerate the pace of SDG implementation and will continue to lead the global ‘localization’ movement of the universal agendas, securing spaces for our constituency to ensure the transformation of the spaces of governance.