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The World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments meets in Durban to kickstart the implementation decade

10 November 2019

The World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments (WALRG), convened and facilitated by the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, will bring together the leadership of the international networks of LRG to assess, showcase and develop their policy positions for the implementation and delivery decade of the 2030 Agenda.

Renewing our commitment to obtain a formal seat in global policy making, the Durban Session of the World Assembly, taking place in the framework of the World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders taking a step further to consolidate an international platform that provides a bottom-up vision for t.

Gearing up to a decade that will be crucial towards the achievement of the Global Goals, the World Assembly represents an opportunity to renew the shared commitments to leave no one and no place behind, accelerate actions to achieve sustainability, and to rethink partnerships among all stakeholders. The World Assembly aspires to consolidate a space of structural dialogue with civil society and other spheres of government to co-create the transformation societies and communities around the world are calling for.

Co-creation for the global goals.

The meeting of the World Assembly will bring together and amplify the voices of the constituency with the aim of order to renewing the joint agenda of the local and regional governments’ movement towards the so-called implementation decade, building on the  our joint agenda towards the coming decade, building on the long tradition of local government advocacy at international level.

The World Assembly should consolidate a space of structural dialogue with civil society and other spheres of government to co-create the transformation societies and communities around the world are calling for, incorporating the visions from the civil society and regions from all over the world.

The  gathering of the World Assembly in Durban will receive policy inputs prepared by the organized civil society and the constituency of local and regional governments, through the Assembly and TownHall tracks of the World Summit.

Members of the Global Taskforce, represented by their political leadership are invited to present policy inputs to scale-up action and ambition and bring together the position of our constituency regarding different issues led by the different member networks.

The policy recommendations for local and regional governments will constitute the bases towards transformative action in each of the organizations for the implementation decade. The policy recommendations developed should inform joint positions towards  international processes as well as the outcome document of the session.

Further information:

  • Read about the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments here
  • Read about the process of co-creation of the World Summit here