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Local 2030

Local2030 brings together leaders from national, regional, and local governments, the United Nations, private sector, civil society, philanthropy and academia to collaboratively develop and implement solutions that advance the SDGs at the local level.

About Local2030

Structure, Themes, and Advocacy

To accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level, Local2030 focuses on the following core objectives:

  • Convening for Commitment : Local2030 engages in high-level advocacy and convening of UN agencies; local, regional, and national governments; the private sector; civil society; academia; and other relevant actors to promote issues related to SDG localization. Local2030 facilitates participation by local governments and other local actors in relevant UN fora to ensure that their perspectives are considered, with a particular focus on local governments from Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
  • Scaling Local-Level Finance for Impact : Additional finance must be mobilized to support local SDG implementation efforts. Local2030 supports efforts to improve direct SDG-related financing to local governments and qualified stakeholders. Local2030 will also work to strengthen local governments’ capacities to raise their own revenues.
  • Local 2030 Hubs –Catalysts for Coordinated and Enhanced Action: At the local level, Local2030 contributes to strengthened coordination and cooperation through support for the launch of a network of Local2030 hubs. These hubs promote, support, and accelerate local SDG implementation and facilitate innovative collaboration between diverse actors to pool their knowledge, expertise, financial and other resources to support local progress on the SDGs.
  • Evidence for Change: Accelerated local SDG implementation is dependent on the availability of timely, reliable data on the barriers and opportunities facing local governments and other stakeholders operating at the local level. Local2030 will work to support the inclusion of local government reporting data, big data from cities, citizen-led and slum-dweller data, and data from businesses in formal SDG reporting processes.


Current Local2030 partners include UN agencies and related Intergovernmental Organizations, as well as associations of local and regional governments and partners from the private sector, civil society, research, and philanthropic institutions.

UN organizations and affiliates include: Cities Alliance (urban poverty reduction), ECLAC, FAO (food and agriculture), ILO (labour), IOM (migration), ITU (ICT), UNCDF (finance lead for Local2030), UNDP (poverty and development), UNESCO (education and culture), UNEP (environment), UNFCCC (climate change), UNFPA (sexual and reproductive rights), UN Global Compact, UN-Habitat (human settlements and urbanization), UNHCR (refugees), UNICEF (children), UN-NGLS (civil society), UNOP (partnerships), UN Women (gender equity and women’s empowerment), WFP (food security), WHO (health), and World Bank (finance and infrastructure).

UN-led or affiliate organizations include: Every Woman Every Child, Global Pulse, SEforALL and UN Foundation.

The primary local and regional government partner for Local2030 is the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments (GTF), which is led by UCLG and includes important Local2030 partners such as C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, ICLEI, and nrg4SD. Other important local and regional governments partners of Local2030 are the R20—Regions of Climate Action, and the Governors’ Climate and Forests (GCF) Task Force.

Civil Society and International Organizations: ICRC, IDA, Oxfam International, Slum Dwellers International, Climate Group, United Smart Cities, and WWF.

Financial Institutions and Business Organizations: Blended Capital, Citi, Design Miami/, Ferrovial, Fortius & Power, Goldman Sachs, IMPACT2030, Veolia, and We Mean Business.

Foundations and Philanthropies: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, Open Society Foundations, The Rockefeller Foundation.

Research, Academia and Think Tanks: Center on International Cooperation (CIC) at New York University, IDDRI, Indian Institute of Human Settlements, International Peace Institute, University of Pennsylvania, SDSN.

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