Global Taskforce of Local & Regional Governments for Post 2015 and Habitat III
Local and Regional Governments organizations gathered in a Global Taskforce for Post 2015 are fully committed to end extreme poverty in all its forms, in the context of sustainable development, and to contribute to put in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all. As the government bodies with much of the responsibility for meeting many of the MDGs and goals suggested for post 2015, we commit to ensuring local and regional governments address these responsibilities and to demonstrating how poverty reduction, prosperity and sustainable development can be combined.
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) on 6:24 pm, 25 Mar, 2013
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9:40 am, 5 Jun, 2013
The second meeting of the Global Taskforce took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New-York on 28 May 2013.

The meeting saw the participation of around 150 persons: the representatives of local and regional authorities, a high level
representation from the UN Secretariat and the UN agencies, and a great number of Member states were also attending the meeting.

Elected representatives of local and regional governments were welcomed by the Vice President of ECOSOC, H.E. Mr. Daffa Alla El Hag Ali Osman and UN Secretary General Representative in New York, H.E Ms. Shamshad Akhtar. The UN Secretary General sent the following message to participants: "I welcome the creation of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for 2015 and towards Habitat III". The Secretary General message also called for greater political representation of local and regional authorities to enable them to participate in global policy making.

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