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Local government greetings to the Commonwealth Games
Every four years, communities and local and national governments come together to host and maximise the benefits of the Commonwealth Games; a global celebration of sport, community and culture. The Games begin soon on Australias Gold Coast, taking place from 4 to 15 April 2018 with over 6,500 athletes and officials from every Commonwealth nation and territory. Read More
Uganda partnership working

Uganda partnership working

26 February 2018
The Uganda Local Government Association (ULGA) has just secured EU funding from the 11th European Develop Fund (EDF) to support projects around infrastructure, local government capacity building and food security. As part of CLGFs Framework Partnership Agreement with the EU, it receives a grant to work in different regions to localise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); one part of this work is to help member organisations connect more effectively with their in-country EU delegation, to learn more about funding opportunities like the EDF. Read More
Commonwealth Big Lunches

Commonwealth Big Lunches

14 February 2018
Do you have links to the Commonwealth - family members, friends or work colleagues; or would you like to find out more about this incredible organisation, representing 53 countries and 2.4 billion people - a third of the world's population? Well look no further because the Commonwealth Big Lunches provide the ideal opportunity to do just this. Read More
All change in Sri Lanka's local elections
In the recent local elections held on 10 February, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, made significant gains, taking almost 45% of the vote. The ruling coalition alliance made up of the United National Party (UNP) and the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA/ SLFP) secured 41 and 10 votes respectively. Read More
9th World Urban Forum

9th World Urban Forum

09 February 2018
At the World Assembly of Local and Regional Governments this week in Kuala Lumpur, a delegation of over 200 local and regional government representatives, including CLGFs Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro, called for the implementation of all global agendas. Joining other members of the Global Task Force and Cities Alliance, Dr Munro was participating in the 9th World Urban Forum (WUF9) in Malaysia. Read More
University of the South Pacific celebrates 50 years of regional partnerships
The University of the South Pacific turns 50 today. Established in 1968 and a member of the Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific, the university represents one of the best examples of partnership working across a region. CLGF has worked with the university on a number of successful projects in the region. Read More
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