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ALAN LED Indaba Declaration and Communique, Friday, 15 March, 2024.


CLGC2023 Outcomes Statement:

The Kigali Declaration on building local resilience across the Commonwealth

Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2023, Kigali, Rwanda - 14-17 November 2023


Kigali Youth Outcomes Statement on Youth Leadership for a Resilient Future -
Building Local Resilience across the Commonwealth

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Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2023, Kigali, Rwanda - 14-17 November 2023


The Outcomes Statement and meeting conclusions from:

The Thirteenth Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting (13WAMM)
Equality Toward a Common Future
Nassau, The Bahamas, 21-23 August 2023


The Outcomes Statement and meeting conclusions from: CLGF West and Central Africa Regional Conference
25-27 July 2023 (Yaoundé, Cameroon) - Building Back Better: Social and Economic Strategies to Strengthen Resilience in West and Central Africa.

The Joint Statement to the 2023 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development /default/assets/File/HLPF_statement23(1).pdfdelivered at the High-level Political Forum of Local and Regional Governments meeting July, 2023, UN, New York. 


The Declaration of the 7th East Africa Local Government Forum - EALGF/EALGA/EAC meeting 7-9 February, 2022, Arusha, Tanzania.


Healthy cities, healthy people: A Common Positionlaunched 0n 24 November 2021, as part of a Commonwealth campaign to highlight the role of local government in health. 20.


The Declaration of the Fifth Pacific Urban Forum 2019 Making Pacific Cities and Human Settlements Propersous, Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable 3 July 2019.


The Southern Africa Regional Conference Outcomes 2019  statement from the CLGF Southern Africa Regional Conference held in Lusaka, Zambia in June 2019.


The Valletta Outcomes – fit for the future: resources and capacity for effective local government statement from the 2015 Commonwealth Local Government Conference held in Malta, November 2017


Commonwealth Local Young Leaders’ Forum Report 2017outcome recommendations from the 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Young Persons’ Forum held in Malta, November 2017


Fit for the future: resources and capacity for effective local government Background paper to 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference 


Outcome of the 2016 CLGF South Asia Regional Meeting on Local government: a partner in achieving the SDGs in Asia held in Jabalpur, India on 3-4 August 2016

London affirmation on global cooperation and local democracyCLGF Board statement agreed in London, 12-13 July 2016

CLGF statement to the 2015 CHOGM
 (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting), Malta, November 2015

Singapore statement on Commonwealth Cities implementing the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development, Singapore, September 2015


Gaborone declaration - local government vision 2030, statement from the 2015 Commonwealth Local Government Conference held in Gaborone, Botswana, 16-19 June 2015


Final recommendations of the Symposium on promoting regional cooperation and regional development, South Asia held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29-30 September 2014


Abuja Declaration on local democracy and development in the Commonwealth agreed by the CLGF Board, 12-13 June 2014 


CLGF/UNDP Nigerian Local Government Conference Recommendations from the one-day national conference in Abuja on 11 June 2014


Promoting regional cooperation and local economic development - statement of the CLGF West Africa Regional LED Conference on 10 June 2014, Abuja , Nigeria


Creating opportunities for developmental local government through regional engagement on local economic development,statement from the CLGF Southern Africa Regional LED Conference on 17-18 March 2014, Lllongwe, Malawi  

Developmental local government and the post-2015 development agenda, CLGF statement to Commonwealth Heads of Government, November 2013


Kampala declaration on developmental local government and Munyonyo statement on Local government’s role in the post-2015 development agenda conference outcome  statements from the 2013 Commonwealth Local Government Conference


An analysis of the role of local government in the high-level panel’s report on the post-2015 development agenda: ‘A new global partnership: eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development, CLGF June 2013


Commonwealth local government calls for greater access to EU funds,  statement from the 2012 meeting of European Members in Cyprus, 7-8 June 2012


Belize statement on the promotion of local democracy, good governance and local economic development in the Commonwealth, statement from the CLGF Board meeting in Belize City, 17-18 May 2012


Promoting inter-governmental relations and sharing of good practice policies on local government (South Asia), final statement from the high level Commonwealth symposium in Colombo, 24-25 April 2012


Kigali Statement on Strengthening Local Government in Eastern Africa, following the meeting of local government ministers from Eastern Africa, 4-5 May 2011


Cardiff Consensus for Local Economic Development, conference statement

from the Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2011


Communique of the 3rd Policy Forum on Development - Asia Regional Meeting outcomes statement - September 2019


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