The 8th report of local governments’ SDG action towards the UN HLPF is underway!


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Since 2017, seven ‘Towards the localization of the SDGs’ reports have been presented by the Global Taskforce (GTF) to the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (you can find them here). The seven reports were successfully presented as a pack at the 2023 SDG Summit that took place last September in New York. UCLG, on behalf of the GTF, is already working on the 8th report, to be presented at the 2024 HLPF in July.

We need the support of LRGs and their associations: Please fill in the Survey!

We need the support of the local and regional governments and their national associations from all countries and, particularly, from the 42 countries that have committed to submit a Voluntary National Review (VNR) to the 2024 HLPF. 

Your support and answers to the survey will be critical for our collective assessment of the progress made by local and regional governments in the localization of the SDG and our future action towards 2030. 

You can access this link to complete it online. If you are a European local government association, please complete this survey by 28 February 2024. If you are a European local or regional government or a non-European association or local or regional government, you have time until 1 April 2024.

Through the above link you will also find a downloadable file that you can use as a guide. In case of technical issues, kindly get in touch with us and we will provide an off-line version of the survey.  

Have you implemented inspiring practices related to the localization of one of these five SDGs?

In 2024, the HLPF’s theme will be “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of multiple crises: the effective delivery of sustainable, resilient and innovative solutions”. It will review in-depth the following SDGs:

SDG 1 (No Poverty) SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) SDG 13 (Climate Action) SDG 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals)


Share these practices with us through the survey!