As a member of the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments for Post-2015 Agenda (GTF) and Habitat III, CLGF participated in UN Habitat’s PrepCom II in Nairobi, Kenya on14-16 April to input the local and regional governments perspective into the third UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) that will take place in October 2016.
The second international conference on local government took place in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 27-28 March that highlighted the role of local governments and associations in socio-economic development. Organised by Municipal Association of Bangladesh (MAB), the conference discussed the theme Engaging people, promoting good governance.
The fourth Pacific Urban Forum concluded with a strong call to find sustainable solutions to the challenges of urbanisation and its impact on towns, cities and urban centres in the Pacific region.
A CLGF delegation including Chairperson Mayor Lawrence Yule and Secretary-General Carl Wright attended the SALGA national members’ assembly on 24-26 March in Midrand, South Africa.
CLGF has been working hard to highlight the important role of local government in development and the importance of establishing suitable financing mechanisms to support capacity strengthening and institution building for local governments.
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