In 2015, the world came together to create a new roadmap for a more prosperous, equitable and liveable world for current and future generations. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, alongside the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda provide an ambitious and transformational vision of our economies and societies and create a roadmap for sustainable development that will leave no one behind.
Recognizing that the 2030 Agenda is essentially a local agenda, the United Nations has developed Local2030, an innovation and advocacy hub, to accelerate implementation of the 17 SDGs.
Structure, Themes, Advocacy and Events
Local2030 Hubs, operating worldwide in both real and virtual time, are creative spaces where local and international actors from all sectors of society (local/national and public/private) can come together to access the resources of the UN system network to identify and deliver innovative solutions to achieve the SDGs.
Customized to meet the needs of the host community, the Hubs thematic activities are based on the areas where subnational competencies can be put to best use, namely Human Development and Improved Service Delivery, Peace and Security, Growth and Jobs, and Climate Action and Natural Resource Management.
Hubs collaborative delivery process is based on human center design, design thinking, and the sustainable development model.
Hubs bring together subject matter experts from all the sectors in order to identify the challenges and opportunities that exist regarding that specific topic at the local level.
Hubs identify the challenges and opportunities that exist at the local level implementation of the 2030 agenda and highlight the need for local initiatives to assure those furthest behind are included in the solutions.
Showcase the best implementation and impact measurement practices that are being developed at the local level and that can be deployed in different parts of the world
Local2030 Hubs increase the visibility of local actors across the UN agencies to enhance collaboration between the local actors and the agencies and, also, between the different UN agencies.
Current partners include UN agencies and related Intergovernmental Organizations (ILO (labour), IOM (migration), UNDP (poverty), UNICEF (children), UNFPA (sexual and reproductive rights), UNFCCC (climate change), UN HABITAT (human settlements), UN Women (women empowerment), WHO (health), UNESCO (education and culture), UNEP (environment), UNHCR (refugees), UNOP (partnerships), FAO (agriculture), ITU (telecommunications), WFP (food security), UN-NGLS (civil society), and World Bank (finance development); UN-led initiatives (Every Woman Every Child, Global Pulse, and SEforALL (energy); Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments; and other international, regional and local organizations, such as UCLG (cities), The Climate Group, We Mean Business, Citi Group, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICRC, IDDRI, International Disability Alliance, World Council on City Data, International Peace Institute and Design Miami.