Welcome to Commonwealth Local Government Forum
Young leaders: fit for the future
With over 60% of the Commonwealths 2.4 billion citizens under the age of 30, engaging with young people to increase their input and participation in local government is important to CLGF. As an illustration, working in partnership with the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Youth Council, CLGFs recent conference in Malta featured a Young Leaders Forum. Read More
Outcomes from CLGC2017

Outcomes from CLGC2017

12 December 2017
Participants from 48 countries attended the 2017 Commonwealth Local Government Conference held in the Maltese capital, Valletta in November. Find out more about what was discussed and the final outcomes. Read More
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
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