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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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European local councils at forefront of refugee crisis

CLGF members from Europe met on 18 November at Local Government House, London hosted by the Local Government Association of England and Wales (LGA).  The main topic for the day was the impact of the current refugee crisis on local governments in countries such as Cyprus, Malta and the UK who all shared their different experiences in responding to the situation.

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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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