GLOBAL TASKFORCE LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS WORKING FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE POST 2015 AND HABITAT III AGENDAS
Local and regional government leaders and their organizations have launched the GLOBAL TASKFORCE of Local and Regional Governments for the Post-2015 Agenda towards Habitat III. The aim of the GLOBAL TASKFORCE is to build a joint strategy to contribute to the international policy making debates within the framework of the Post 2015 agenda, Rio+20 follow-up and towards Habitat III.
ABOUT The GLOBAL TASKFORCE aims to represent the worldwide municipal and regional movement, which celebrates its hundred-year anniversary in 2013 and represents members in every country of the world. The GLOBAL TASKFORCE also aims to facilitate exchanges and consultation with development partners.
OBJECTIVES Debate key issues of the international development agenda from a local and regional governmentâ€™s perspective. Develop common thinking and common messages. Provide structured follow-up for our members on the Post 2015, SDGs, Habitat III and Rio +20 agendas.
KEY MESSAGES The local and regional leaders of the GLOBAL TASKFORCE are fully committed to ending extreme poverty in all its forms, in the context of sustainable development, and to contributing to putting in place the building blocks of sustained prosperity for all. The GLOBAL TASKFORCE highlights the need to ensure that the new development agenda is people centred; focusing on the actors and institutions necessary to build sustainability and prosperity. The New Development Agenda should be ONE and UNIVERSAL at the same time that it recognizes differentiated responsibilities. It should acknowledge local and regional governments as a specific sphere of government and as key actors of development building on their proven contribution to innovative solutions addressing global and local challenges.
Members of the GLOBAL TAKSFORCE support the adoption of a stand-alone goal on sustainable urban development (#urbanSDG). Such a goal should not only be geared towards cities but should also entail a territorial approach including regional and ruralurban linkages. The GLOBAL TASKFORCE advocates the localization of the targets and indicators to ensure the effective implementation and monitoring of globally agreed goals. Such localization will require the empowerment of local and regional governments within the new global partnership.
LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENT MEMBERS UCLG - World Organization of United Cities and Local Governments and its Thematic Committees UNACLA - United Nations Advisory Committee for Local Authorities ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability AIMF - International Association of Francophone Mayors ATO - Arab Towns Organization CLGF - Commonwealth Local Government Forum MERCOCIUDADES - Network of cities of Mercosur Nrg4SD - Network of Regional Governments for Sustainability FOGAR - Forum of Regions of UCLG METROPOLIS - Metropolitan Section of UCLG CEMR-CCRE - Council of European Municipalities and Regions UCLG-ASPAC - Asia Pacific Section of UCLG UCLG -Euro-Asia Euro-Asian Section of UCLG UCLG-MEWA - Middle East and West African Section of UCLG UCLG-NORAM - North American Section of UCLG FLACMA - Latin American Federation of Municipalities and Local Government Associations UCLGA - UCLG Africa CUF - Cités Unies France FMDV - Global fund for cities development
PARTNERS OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL GOVERNMENTS CITIES ALLIANCE, DELOG, EUROPEAN COMMISSION, FRENCH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, HLP POST 2015, HUAIROU COMMISSION, ILO, MILLENNIUM CAMPAIGN, ONE UN SECRETARIAT, SLUM DWELLERS INTERNATIONAL, SUEZ, UN-HABITAT, UNCDF, UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, WORLD URBAN CAMPAIGN
The initiative aims at being inclusive and other partners are invited to join the works
Local and Regional Governments working for a better future for all