localisingsdgs1Nairobi, 16 November 2016-- On the occasion of the World Summit of Local and Regional Governments – 5th UCLG Congress and the Habitat III Conference, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF), UNDP and UN-Habitat have announced the launch of the virtual platform: www.LocalizingTheSDGs.org

The 2030 Agenda defines a new development framework that requires a widespread engagement of all and will be truly transformative if implemented and fully realized at the local level. Therefore, the localization of the agenda entails an effective landing of the SDGs into practices at the local level and the recognition and valorisation of local leadership to drive the change.

In order to support local and regional governments and other local stakeholders in this task, GTF, UNDP and UN-Habitat have supported the development of a pioneering knowledge and information sharing space. Local policy makers, development practitioners and other relevant actors can learn, share and discuss, and find practical and tested tools that can be used to design development policies and efficiently implement them in line with the 17 SDGs.

Watch this video to know more about the content and all functionalities of this web space and then, visit and contribute to the virtual platform. The experience of each one matter and by sharing insights and information, this collective effort will contribute to achieving sustainable development, making the global goals a reality for all.