Announcements

The UCLG network and its key partners put the spotlight on the impacts of COVID-19 on local finance
Announcements
Over the last four months, local and regional governments, their associations and partners have expressed their deep concern regarding the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on local and regional governments’ finance. The following provides a brief overview of some of the initiatives, events and information produced on the subject, that have been carried out by UCLG members and partners to analyse the impacts of the outbreak on local and regional governments’ financial ecosystem and outline key policy priorities to address them in the short and longer term. (+)
UCLG and UHC2030 join forces to transform the conversation on Universal Health Care at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum
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In a moment of urgency, with a global pandemic putting to the test our health and governance systems, the municipal movement and the movement for universal health care held a dialogue to discuss the importance of universal health coverage in the wake of the most important crisis of the 21st century. (+)
Local and Regional Governments call for the co-creation of a sustainable recovery at the Local and Regional Governments’ Day in the 2020 HLPF
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HLPF - 15/07/2020
Under the title “Accelerating transformation from the ground-up in a post-Covid era”, the Local and Regional Governments’ Day brought together the delegation of local and regional governments at the High-Level Political Framework, gathered within the Global Taskforce, to discuss and agree on the constituency's Statement to the HLPF; define the priorities of the constituency for the post-COVID19 era, and present the fourth “Towards the localization of the SDGs” report. (+)
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LocalizingSDGs - 14/07/2020
The fourth Towards the localization of the SDGs report was presented in the occasion of the Local and Regional Governments’ Day in the framework of the 2020 High-Level Political Forum. The report, facilitated by UCLG on behalf of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, builds on the previous publications’ knowledge on the state of localization, and has adapted to the current context by emphasizing the direct contribution of local and regional governments both to the SDGs and to the COVID-19 crisis. (+)
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- 10/07/2020
Our networks and members are deeply saddened by the passing away of Mayor Park Won-soon and we extend our sincere condolences to his family, to the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the residents of Seoul.  (+)
Local and regional governments highlight the value of local monitoring and reporting at the Launch of the VLR Series
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VLR, HLPF - 09/07/2020
In the framework of the High-Level Political Forum UCLG, together with UN-Habitat, presented the first volume of the Guidelines for VLRs. The Guidelines are aimed at showcasing the value of subnational reporting as much more than a part of the reporting process. Throughout the session, participants highlighted the power of Voluntary Local Reviews as an element that can contribute towards multilevel governance and transformation. (+)

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