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Launch of the Women in Local Government Network
At its flagship conference last week in Malta, CLGF launched a new network for Commonwealth Women in local Govenrment. With the aim of supporting more women to get involved in local government as politicians and practitioners, and to increase the influence of women in the decisions made about local priorities, delegates gathered at the beautiful Verdala Palace, the summer residence of the President of Malta. Read More
Keynote speech from Rt Hon Helen Clark
The Rt Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and UNDP Administrator provides the keynote for CLGC2017 - entitled The Contribution of Local Government to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Commonwealth Local Government Conference, Valletta, Malta 22 November 2017. Read More
The final countdown

The final countdown

12 November 2017
CLGF has been working hard for months on the 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference in addition to business as usual. Last week, Secretary-General Dr Greg Munro was out in Malta for the final preparations, including a press conference to explain what the conference is all about and why it's important for local government across the Commonwealth. Read More
LED World Forum report back

LED World Forum report back

02 November 2017
CLGF joined more than 2900 participants from 85 countries at the end of October for the 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development (LED) in Cape Verde: delegates from central and local government, civil society, the UN and its agencies and other members of the development community. Read More
World Cities Day: a view from CLGF's Secretary-General
The 31st of October each year is designated by the United Nations as World Cities Day. The day aims to engage the international community in addressing the opportunities and challenges of urbanisation and contribute to sustainable urban development. The theme for 2017 is Innovative Governance, Open Cities. Read More
Pacific women traders building capacity
Women across the Pacific are increasing their skills and knowledge about operating local markets thanks to the UN Women Markets for Change (M4C) project delivered by CLGF, funded largely by the Australian Government. Read More
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