Commonwealth Local Government Forum

European Development Days: leaving no one behind

11 June 2019


CLGF is taking part in the 2019 European Development Days held in Brussels on 18 and 19 June together with some of our local government partners.


Cities and regions play a key role in reducing inequalities all over the world and this year's European Development Days (EDDs) are focusing on Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind. We will be in The Global Village City Hall, Stand 47, explaining how towns and regions are taking action on a daily basis to promote equality and shared prosperity through sustainable development.


Leading development forum


The European Development Days (EDDs) are Europe’s leading development forum, gathering more than 8,000 participants from over 140 countries and representing 1,200 organisations from the development community every year. This year, sessions and stands relate to three main themes:


  • Why inequalities matter for sustainable development
  • Understanding the structural causes of inequalities
  • Working better together through more effective policies to address inequalities

CLGF is working with CEMR/PLATFORMA, UCLG and UCLG-Africa to present concrete projects and explain to you how localising the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) leaves no one and no place behind.


Sub national government in Zambia 

The Mayor of Kitwe in Zambia, Christopher P Kang'ombe, will be sharing his experiences at the Lab Debate on Wednesday 19 June, (14:45-16:00 in room D4) entitled: Addressing inequalities through territorial governance. Together with speakers from Albania, Lebanon and Spain, he will talk about the strengths and challenges for sub-national governments and territorial policymaking in addressing inequalities.


This is one of many Lab Debates taking place. Find our how to address the equitable growth challenge by exploring how public goods and services are a pathway to more equitable economic development in secondary cities in the global south.


Events are being co-organised by CLGF, UN Habitat, Cities Alliance, the World Bank and other partners.


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