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Call for special status for local government at Habitat III

CLGF has joined forces with other local government bodies to call for a specific status for local and sub-national bodies to be represented at the table in the Habitat III discussions in Quito later this year which will focus on the New Urban Agenda (NUA). The Global Task Force, of which CLGF is a prominent member, is calling on UN member states to give local authorities special status to play their full role as active partners both at Habitat III and the overall UN system.

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Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network meets in London in July

The second meeting of CLGF’s Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network (CSCN) will take place in London on 12-13 July. Held in the run-up to the Habitat III Conference in Quito, October 2016 and the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments. The meeting will cover key policy areas including making cities inclusive, resilient and safe, using ICT to implement the SDGs, encouraging social cohesion and combatting extremism.

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2017 conference launched in Malta

CLGF’s next biennial conference, the 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference will take place is Valletta, Malta from 21-24 November 2017 on the theme Fit for the future: resources and capacity for effective local government. This is the first time the conference has been held in Malta and will be hosted by the Government of Malta through the Ministry of Justice, Culture and Local Government and the Local Councils Association of Malta. 

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