The COVID-19 pandemic presents a threat, both to governance and democracy. At the same time it may offer new opportunities. Against this backdrop the researchers Frances Z. Brown, Saskia Brechenmacher and Thomas Carothers from the Carnegie Endowment…

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and UN Habitat invites cities and communities which would like to contribute to advancing SDG monitoring efforts to join their "Earth Observation toolkit programme". The application deadline is the 31 May 2020.

The highlights of the 2nd OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs are now available online.

On the 14th of May 2020 from 03:00 pm to 04:30pm CEST, the DeLoG Secretariat in cooperation with VNG International will conduct a webinar on pathways for local authorities to deal with protracted urban violence.

GIZ’s Decentralisation Programme for supporting decentralisation and municipal development in Benin presents a short documentary (in French) on promising practices for SDG implementation between the Municipality of Toffo and the ReBin Foundation.

To foster learning and promote knowledge exchange with regard to the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, the United Nations has put together the UN SDG:Learn initiative. It offers access to courses and microlearning content.

To support local and regional governments in their efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, networks like ICLEI or the CIB Working Group are compiling resources on how to deal with the global health crisis.

Launched by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade in 2018, the “EU Cities for Fair and Ethical Trade Award” honours European cities that foster more sustainable trade, consumption and production. Submissions will be accepted until…

In line with its mission to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and build resilience to crises and shocks, UNDP has developed a structured response to the COVID-19 pandemic and calls on the international community to think about ways to address…

Far beyond a joke: ODI’s article paints a clear picture of COVID-19’s negative impact on the trade capacities of least developed countries (LDC) and small island development states (SIDS) and therefore the realisation of trade-related SDG targets.