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On the 03rd of June 2020 from 03:30 pm to 05:00 pm CEST, the DeLoG Secretariat, UNCDF and UNDP conducted a webinar on enabling local governments to tackle the COVID-19 response and recovery. The inputs for the webinar were given by David Jackson,…

We are excited to announce that the deadline for submission for the 5th cycle of the Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation has been extended by UCLG, Metropolis and the city of Guangzhou until the 31st of October.

Together with its partners, WORLD ENABLED calls on local government representatives, urban planners, persons with disabilities and other stakeholders to share their experiences and views in terms of inclusive municipal COVID-19 responses. The results…

We are thrilled to announce that the deadline for the SDG Action Awards has been extended until the 19th of July to capture initiatives that have adapted to the new context of COVID-19 and are playing a role in the COVID-19 response.

 

After months of uncertainty on how the COVID-19 pandemic will evolve, many cities around the world have finally started to lift coronavirus restrictions - but doing so is a tricky balancing act. Learn more about their measures here.

On the 3rd of June 2020 from 03:30 pm to 05:00 pm CEST, the DeLoG Secretariat in cooperation with UNCDF and UNDP will conduct a webinar on enabling local governments to tackle the COVID-19 response and recovery. Save the Date!

In response to COVID-19 the World Bank has developed a new methodology to identify contagion risk hotspots in urban areas. Their recommendations for local governments on how to respond have been published in their new report.

In preparation for this years High-Level Political Forum the co-facilitators for intergovernmental negotiations on the HLPF review process have developed a brief to summarize specific proposals advanced by state and non-state actors to improve the…

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.