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Because of the devastating impacts of the pandemic on rural communities the Ruritage project is starting a call for information on how rural stakeholders have been addressing challenges posed by COVID-19.

The Belgian Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities is now offering publications, briefings and policy notes regarding the implementation of the SDGs in different languages providing access for everybody to leave no one behind.

This repository contains resources developed for local governments to guide their response efforts to COVID-19. These materials include guidance notes, journal articles, newspaper articles, blogs and webpages based on experiences and lessons learned…

In this draft report Tomas Tobé, chair of the European Parliament Development Committee, makes the case for a deepened cooperation with local authorities in development cooperation endeavours to better catalyse aid effectiveness

Last week, cities and urban areas shifted into the centre of attention. UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched the policy brief: “COVID-19 in an Urban World” through a widely shared video message, underlining that:

“Now is the time to…

We are facing a critical point of transformation. During the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become painfully clear that the world is not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Business as usual approaches to…

Concerned with the gender impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, URBACT and CEMR have started a call for action aimed at including women in decision-making processes at all levels of governance.

Based on the observation that most of lethal violence takes place in local and urban areas Pathfinders started the ''Peace in Our Cities'' initiative to promote sustainable peace and more inclusive implementation of the SDGs.

ICLD has issued a call for applications to its new international training programmes addressing "Public Financial Management and Local Economic Development", "Women's Political Leadership" and "Leadership in Local Governance". Apply by the 24th of…

Held virtually for the first time this year from the 7th to the 16th of July due to COVID-19, the 2020 HLPF focussed on the experiences of its 197 member states concerning SDG implementation as well as gaps and lessons learned.