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 The next Local Economic Development Forum will be held in Córdoba, Argentina
The proposal by Ramón Mestre, Mayor of Córdoba, Argentina and President of the Economic Development Agency of Córdoba (ADEC), to hold the next World Forum on Local Economic Development was approved by the International Executive Committee of the World Forum for Local Economic Development, which met on 18 May in Seville. Participants included United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), FAMSI (Andalusian Municipalities Fund for International Solidarity), the city of Turin, Cape Verde, ORU FOGAR and Sebrae.  The date of the next international forum will be confirmed in the coming weeks. (+)
Cities are leading by example in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
HLPF, LocalizingSDGs - 03/05/2018
UCLG acknowledge the initiative of the city of New York which joins our advocacy efforts and commits to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. (+)
Under the leadership of the city of Riberalta and the Latin American Coordination of Local Authorities for the unity in the diversity (FLACMA) , and co-organized by the Vice-Ministry of Autonomies of Bolivia, the National Association of Municipalities of Bolivia (AMB), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), a peer learning exchange on Policies and projects for small and intermediary cities in the amazon region took place from 16-18 April 2018 in Riberalta, Bolivia. (+)
ECOSOC, Finanzas locales - 24/04/2018
From 23 to 26 April 2018, a delegation of local and regional governments, led by UCLG on behalf of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments, took part in the third ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up. On Monday 23 April, Parks Tau, President of UCLG, led the Delegation of Local and Regional Governments during the first Ministerial Round Table. (+)
Global partnership for effective development cooperation
The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) is a multi-stakeholder platform to advance the effectiveness of development efforts by all actors, to deliver results that are long-lasting and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UCLG represents local and regional authorities in this Partnership. (+)
High-Level Policy Dialogue to Transform Municipal Finance in Málaga
Local Finance - 22/04/2018
On April 9, 2018, Parks Tau, President of UCLG, Judith Karl, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Capital Development Fund, and Francisco de la Torre, Mayor of Malaga led the discussion of the High-Level Dialogue held in Malaga. For UCLG, the meeting was an important step forward as part of its Finance Strategy to Reshape Local Finance. (+)