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Managing urbanisation and the consequences of urban growth continues to be a big challenge facing the Pacific island countries and communities. Speaking at a Workshop on Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Asian and Pacific Cities, organised by UNESCAP, CLGF Pacific Regional Director Karibaiti Taoaba looked at how the Pacific Urban Agenda ties in with the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed in 2015 and the New Urban Agenda agreed in Quito in November 2016. Read More
The CLGF Executive Committee meeting took place on 9-10 November at CLGFs new headquarters in London. Executive Committee members welcomed Secretary-General Dr Greg Munros 100 Day Report and approved a new direction of travel for the organisation. Read More
With over 36,000 participants from 167 countries, and high levels of security given the presence of the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon, and other global leaders, the start of Habitat III was always going to be a little chaotic. Umbrella sellers did a brisk business as participants queued for hours in the hot Ecuadorian sun to register for the conference. In the end the detailed preparation, the large teams of enthusiastic young volunteers and the warm welcome from the city and people of Quito meant that the conference was a great success. Read More
CLGF was represented by its Governance Manager Mr. FeueTipu at the PLATFORMA Seminar held in Manilla, Phillipines in late April. CLGF Secretary General, Mr. Carl Wright was also present to facilitate a workshop session on local economic development in the Asia-Pacific region. Read More

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