UCLG and UN-Habitat Launch First Volume of Guidelines for Voluntary Local Reviews

UCLG and UN-Habitat's new VLR guidlines aim to support the recognition of successful local actions and the mainstreaming of subnational reporting. Get access here!

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Throughout the 2020 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), local governments and bottom-up action were referenced as main elements for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. UCLG has been at the forefront of supporting local governments and has been advocating for their inclusion in international political processes.

To ensure that successful local actions are recognised, monitored and potentially upscaled, UCLG together with UN-Habitat is working on facilitating and mainstreaming subnational reporting, in particular through Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs). At the HLPF, they launched the first volume of their new guidelines for VLRs which highlights how VLRs can contribute to the transformation and strengthening of multi-level governance.

Find the guidelines here.