Commonwealth Local Government Forum
CLGF is supporting the #BECOUNTED campaign to see an increase in locally elected women which is being launched today, 8 March, International Womens Day 2017. CLGF is partnering with United Cities and Local Government (UCLG) and UN Women to underline the importance of increasing the proportion of women in locally elected office as part of the global commitment set out in Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and womens empowerment. Read More
For all the latest information about CLGFs 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference taking place in Malta from 21-24 November, take a look at our newly launched conference website. As well as being able to secure your place, you can learn more about the conference theme - Fit for the future and the programme, as more speakers are added; register for the conference; and get all the practical information youll need about Malta, including Visas and accommodation, to make sure you get the most from the conference. Read More
CLGF made an important contribution to the initial preparatory meeting for the 4th World LED Forum which will take place next October in Cabo Verde. At the Executive meeting held on 10 April in Brussels, CLGF Secretary-General Greg Munro gave full support to the main themes of the upcoming 4th LED Forum. Read More
The Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) will join other Commonwealth organisations and the people of the 52 countries of the Commonwealth in celebrating this years Commonwealth Day on Monday 13 March. Read More
If the objective of leaving no one behind as envisaged by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to be achieved, local government must be empowered to effectively engage all people at the local level, according to CLGF Chairperson Cllr Rev Mpho Moruakgomo. Speaking on the first day of the 2016 South African Local Government Association (SALGA) annual conference in Johannesburg , Rev Moruakgomo said that inclusion means paying attention to all voices including women, youth, the poor, the displaced, and local government is the sphere of government which is best placed to do this. Read More

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