With the launch of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in 2015, a series of challenges and opportunities have arisen with regards to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level, particularly with regards to reaching the communities furthest behind.
To this end, the multi-stakeholder coalition Local2030 is bringing together a cross-section of experts from the public, private, and non-governmental sectors to work with local leaders and representatives from multiple United Nations agencies to discuss and find solutions to the main challenges local leaders face in relation to accelerating and strengthening implementation of all SDGs, particularly in the areas of data and monitoring, financing, clean energy, poverty alleviation and inequities, infrastructure and oceans.
Participants of the inaugural Local2030 workshop held in February 2017 envisioned a “hub for sustainable solutions network,” that, fully realized, can transform the way United Nations agencies work together, collaborate with national and subnational governments and interact with key private and non-governmental actors to implement all 17 SDG’s.
This two-day special event during the UN High-Level Political Forum will convene multi-sector leaders to initiate the development of a network of self-propelling, self -sustaining network of Local2030 Hubs across target countries. The event will share and showcase successful existing models, identify barriers to implementation and explore new ways to accelerate effective delivery of collaborative policy, product, service and financing solutions to achieve implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Members of Local2030 and public, private, and non-governmental partner organizations. Member States are invited to participate at the level of Head of State or Government or Ministerial level as well as senior officials from international organizations, the United Nations system and representatives from civil society and the business and academic communities.
The event will consist of an opening high-level overview, moderated discussions, audience participation, and thematic sessions on data management, clean energy, poverty alleviation, and sustainable environmental management.
The meeting will be open to press, webcast and interpretation services.