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CLGF welcomes new Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro
CLGF welcomes new Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro who takes up the post from 1 August. Dr Munro, a South African national will lead the organisation in meeting the challenges of localising the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, delivering a comprehensive programme for CLGFs members in promoting local democracy and decentralisation and tackling key issues for local government internationally and will be based at CLGF HQ in London. Read More
LED and SMART cities key for delivering SDGs in Asia
Local Economic Development (LED) and SMART cities can provide a framework for local governments to deliver the SDGs in South Asia, according to the Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF) as a result of its programme in the region which has focused on decentralisation and local economic development. Read More
Lg reform in Trinidad and Tobago
Following several months of public consultation, the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government are taking forward the local governemnt reforms in the country. The reforms will cover services such as collection of property tax and extra responsibilities in areas such as policing, planning and school repairs. Read More
CLGF says goodbye to SG Carl Wright
Dr Carl Wright retires from CLGF after 21 years of service on 31 July 2016, working internationally for over 40 years and takes on the role of CLGF Secretary-General Emeritus. The 2016 CLGF Board and participants at the subsequent CLGF Marlborough House reception on 12 July warmly acknowledged his service both to local government in the Commonwealth and internationally. Read More
Making cities fit for the future: successful, safe and sustainable
Capable and accountable city governments are needed who can think differently and be innovative to meet the challenges of urbanisation, said delegates at the CLGF Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network meeting on Successful, safe and sustainable cities: making cities fit for the future on 12-13 July. Read More
Commonwealth local government leaders call for global cooperation
Local democracy and free election of local representatives is fundamental to democracy and a powerful force for promoting understanding, social cohesion and community driven development, the CLGF Board reaffirmed today. Meeting in London the Board also discussed the impact of Brexit and potential opportunities for increased collaboration within the Commonwealth at local level. Read More
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