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CLGF calls for joined up Commonwealth for action on SDGs and terrorism

The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) is calling on Commonwealth Heads of Government to ensure a joined up Commonwealth approach to policy making and financing and ensure a greater level of cooperation between Commonwealth intergovernmental and Commonwealth Associated Organisations.

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CLGF Cities 2030 meeting

CLGF celebrated UN World Habitat Day with an interactive meeting of mayors and city managers on Cities 2030: Vision, Leadership and Public Service Excellence as part of the newly launched Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network in Singapore on 5-6 October. The event explored ways in which cities can help develop the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the political and administrative spheres of leadership intersect to handle the complexity of the urban system and ways to reform governance models, in order to address the new goal (SDG 11) on cities.

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Think global, act local

CLGF Secretary-General Carl Wright moderated a high level discussion on Cooperating to advance the new post-2015 development agenda: challenges and opportunities for local economic development (LED) at the 3rd World Forum on LED in Turin on 16 October. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave the keynote address at this session where he highlighted the key role of local government in implementing the SDGs.

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