Hosting major sporting events, such as the Commonwealth Games, Olympics or World Cup, can help boost a city's economy and global image according to a report released by the Commonwealth Local Government Forum. The report, Sporting events building local communities, released at a reception hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, the Rt Hon Sadie Docherty at the City Chambers on 16 July in Glasgow.
The CLGF Board has called for new CLGF programmes to focus on localising the new SDGs and looks to development partners and governments to establish a new post-2015 global fund to implement the SDGs. This was one of the key outcomes at the CLGF Board meeting, hosted by Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs Hon Alhaji Tanimu Turaki, and chaired by Mayor Lawrence Yule, in Abuja on 12-13 June.
Local governments in West Africa need improved capacity to deliver services, according to participants at a CLGF West Africa symposium hosted by the Ministry of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs in Abuja, Nigeria on 10 June.
Nigeria is looking for improved governance and better service delivery and wants to strengthen the local government system to ensure that development reaches people at the grassroots level, according to Nigerian Vice President HE Mohammed Namadi Sambo.
Local government in the Pacific has a clear developmental focus and a key role in encouraging local economic development and in addressing climate change and responding to disasters, according to delegates at the recent 2014 Pacific Local Government Forum which was held in Port Moresby from 19-23 May.
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