Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Pakistan National dissemination seminar

I have just returned  from a CLGF seminar in Karachi, 6-7 July, held in association with the Commonwealth Secretariat and our Pakistan partners including the City District Government Karachi and the Government of Sindh. 


Review of the Commonwealth

CLGF has submitted its comments and response on the draft report by the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group (EPG), which was set up by Heads of Government to undertake a review the workings of the Commonwealth and make proposals to their next meeting in Perth, Australia, October 2011. In its submission, CLGF shares the view that the core comparative advantage of the Commonwealth lies in its shared political and democratic values and emphasises in this context the importance of local democracy as reflected in the Commonwealth Aberdeen Principles. 


Southern Africa workshop on local government

CLGF, UNDP and UNCDF have kicked off a new partnership to support decentralisation in Southern and Eastern Africa. Senior practitioners from across the Southern African region met in Windhoek on 1-3 November, hosted by the Minister of Regional and Local Government, Housing and Rural Development, Jerry Ekandjo, to debate the findings of a draft study on the State of Local Government in Southern Africa. 


UN Global Forum, Kampala 2010

The UN Global Forum took place in Kampala from 4-6 October 2010. It brought together more than 600 delegates, including heads of state, government ministers, representatives of local governments and their associations, development partners, international organisations, academia, civil society and the private sector. 

Pledge to fight climate change

  CLGF has joined with a number of key organisations in signing up to the manifesto to secure a healthy planet. The manifesto was launched at a high level event in London at the end of July, which inclu ...
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