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Local government takes a seat at the UN table

75 years already! That’s how long it’s been since the creation of the United Nations, an organis...
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Watch out – Upcoming activities around the UN & the SDGs

While 2020 has been so far a challenging year for all of us, it also marks the 75th anniversary of t...
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HLPF 2020: everything virtual but real talks with local and regional governments

The 2020 High Level Political Forum (HLPF) of the United Nations on Sustainable Development was offi...
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World Urban Forum: Here’s where Europe’s local and regional governments will play an active role

Today, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and this proportion is expected to incr...
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Local and regional elected leaders attended Sustainable Development and Climate Action summits in New York

A joint PLATFORMA-CEMR delegation was in New York last week to attend the UN summits and high-level ...
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Nine local and regional elected officials will represent PLATFORMA at UN SDG & Climate Summits

A PLATFORMA-CEMR joint delegation of local and regional elected officials is attending the United Na...
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Dive into the perfect summer: our top six reports to read at the beach!

Your suitcase is almost full and you don’t yet know what book to read this summer on the beach? Yo...
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A global push to localise SDGs: Local leaders meet UN Secretary General

PLATFORMA and CEMR’s joint delegation of  local and regional elected officials was everywhere in ...
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World’s first ever UN Habitat Assembly promises local-friendly future

We all live somewhere. And we all want the place we live in to provide a good quality of life. At th...
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Deutscher Städtetag and partners are finalists in the SDG Action Awards of the United Nations

On 2nd of May in Bonn (Germany), the German Association of Cities (Deutscher Städtetag), the Bertel...
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The Commission announced the winners of the 1st European Sustainability Award

On Monday (8 April 2019), the European Commission announced the 7 winners of the 1st European Sustai...
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PLATFORMA is represented at the Cities Summit in Nairobi

The fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) will take place from 11-15 March 2019, in...
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Venice 2030: the conclusions of the multi-stakeholder dialogue are online

The conclusion of the  November 'Venice City Solutions 2030-Financing the SDGs at the local level' ...
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Just out: New study on how to assess the UN Global Goals on the ground

Towns and regions still lack financial resources to monitor the implementation of the Sustainable De...
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Local and regional leaders met UN Secretary General

"Expectations are high on the objectives set by the UN towards local and regional governments; it is...
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Localising the SDGs & delivering the 2030 Agenda? Local governments are already taking actions!

While global and EU leaders are looking for ways to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG...
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The EU must lead the dance at UN Summit for Refugees & Migrants and address the local level!

The United Nations Summit for Migrants and Refugees, scheduled for today (19 September) in New York,...
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Final lap to Quito – PLATFORMA speaks up for local and regional governments’ role in the new Urban Agenda!

Betty De Wachter from the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) spoke on behalf of...
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Local governments acknowledged as distinct group ahead of Quito conference

CEMR secretary general, Frédéric Vallier, was representing European towns and regions at the PrepC...
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Local governments are at the forefront of humanitarian crises

Participants to the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (Turkey) made it clear that local actors a...
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