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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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Informing and involving citizens is central in municipalities strategy towards the localisation of the 2030 Agenda

The Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), together with PLATFORMA,...
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Discover VVSG three new publications on the SDGs

The SDGs are now firmly anchored at the local policy level in Flanders, but VVSG continues to inspir...
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Flemish mayors explain the Sustainable Development Goals in video

In a short film launched by the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG), the mayors ...
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Project 3/12: Bornem (Belgium) – Nquthu (South Africa)

For the second time, PLATFORMA has decided to reward the best city-to-city and region-to-region inte...
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#WorldChildrensDay: more than a quarter of children under 5 are unregistered worldwide

20 November is World Children’s Day. And this year is special. Thirty years ago, world leaders ado...
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95 Flemish local governments participate in the Week of the Sustainable Municipality

From 18th until 25th of September almost 100 Flemish municipalities celebrated the 4th birthday of t...
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The city of Ghent awarded for its toolbox to favour the purchase of fair trade goods!

The city of Ghent (Belgium) won the "Procura+ Award" for the development of a toolbox to include soc...
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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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HLPF: Local and regional governments are represented in many sessions and side events through PLATFORMA

A delegation of 17 local and regional elected officials representing PLATFORMA is attending this w...
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Apply now for the 2nd PLATFORMAwards!

PLATFORMA launched yesterday (3 July) the 2nd edition of the PLATFORMAwards at Cités Unies France "...
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Flemish cities and municipalities are invited to join the “Week of the Sustainable municipality”

From 18 to 25 September, the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) organises the s...
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Flemish SDG indicators are online!

A set of 205 local SDG indicators are presented by The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipali...
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Localising SDGs: making the world a better place to live

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are on everyone’s lips. But beyond the UN’s 17-point fr...
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[DEADLINE EXTENDED] We are looking for a film production company!

PLATFORMA is looking for a service provider to produce and help in the distribution of a video to pr...
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75 Flemish cities and municipalities participate in the first edition of VVSG’s ‘week of the sustainable municipality’!

VVSG launched a campaign to its members to come out with the efforts they – and more importantly t...
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The City of Ghent wins the first “EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award”

The City of Ghent (Belgium) received the first "EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award" on Wedne...
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VVSG and the City of Gent help local governments to purchase fair trade goods

Worldwide, a lot of goods are traded that are not always produced in a fair way or where the product...
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VVSG documents on the localisation of the SDGs are now available in English

Together, with a diverse but highly motivated group of 20 Flemish municipalities, the Association of...
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Benin and Belgium give birth to award-winning children’s scheme

Without a birth certificate, people struggle to register for schools, obtain a passport, open a bank...
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