Commonwealth Local Government Forum

Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network meets in London in July

13 May 2016

The Commonwealth Sustainable Cities Network (CSCN) was established in June 2015 and held its inaugural meeting in Singapore in October 2015, attended by senior mayors and city managers from throughout the Commonwealth. The meeting adopted the Singapore Statement on Commonwealth Cities for implementing the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development.  The Singapore Statement acknowledges the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its recognition of the role of cities, especially Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 to ‘make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’, as well as SDG 16 on ‘effective accountable institutions’, and other SDGs, relating to economic growth and employment; infrastructure; and climate change.

Speakers at the July conference include: CLGF Chairperson Mayor Lawrence Yule, Hastings and President, Local Government New Zealand; Angela Brown-Burke, Mayor of Kingston and St Andrews, Jamaica; Ben Bolgar, Senior Director, The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community; Sir Steve Bullock, Mayor of London Borough of Lewisham; Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana MP, President, Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities and representatives of other cities and Commonwealth and international organisations.

CLGF will integrate relevant action points agreed at the July meeting into its own on-going advocacy, knowledge-sharing and technical assistance programmes being developed with a range of partner organisations for the benefit of its city members; as well as through its membership of the Global Task Force of Regional and Local Governments seek to ensure that relevant recommendations are brought to the attention of Habitat III, which is being tasked with agreeing the New Urban Agenda.

If your city is interested in attending the event please contact for further information.


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