Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Malta and Paris: key milestones

The 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Malta was a milestone summit for the Commonwealth. Malta achieved many of its aims, adopting a Leaders' Statement and Communique focussed on climate change, migration, combatting extremism, human rights, supporting small states and implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The UN 2030 Agenda: leaving no one behind

In late September I had the privilege of attending meetings of the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments in New York, coinciding with the UN Summit which adopted the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development including the new Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs.


The right response to the migration crisis

Much political attention is focussed on the growing migration and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean and the Middle East , the Indian Ocean, the US-Mexican border and elsewhere.


Localising resources

When they met in Abuja last year, the CLGF Board gave in-depth consideration to the current UN negotiations on the post- 2015 development agenda and the new Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs, which will replace the Millennium Development Goals, the MDGs in 2015.

EU Policy Forum for Development

Partnership working between key organisations involved in development work and the EU got a real boost at the 7th Global Meeting of the EU’s Policy Forum for development (PFD) held in Brussels in March.&n ...
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