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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…

On the 14th of May 2020 from 03:00 pm to 04:30 pm CEST, the DeLoG Secretariat and VNG International conducted a webinar on pathways for local authorities to deal with protracted urban violence. The inputs for the webinar were given by Juma Assiago,…

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.