The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) depends, more than ever, on local action, community buy-in and local leadership, well-coordinated and with all levels of governance. 'Localizing the SDGs' is a global initiative to support local and regional governments, as well as other local policy makers and development practitioners, to contribute to SDGs implementation locally. The initiative is promoted and facilitated by the United Nations Development Programme, UN-Habitat, and the Global Taskforce of local and regional governments. The aim is to support awareness-raising for local governments to better understand the SDGs and to increase ownership to make the SDGs a transformative tool able to support local and regional governments in delivering better to their citizens.
Under the Localizing knowledge and sharing platform, the initiative today has developed several materials to support local stakeholders and their networks in promoting integrated, inclusive and sustainable territorial development. The platform offers practical tools, a roadmap, a series of case studies and learning activities to facilitate the implementation, monitoring and review of the SDGs locally. The platform offersinspiring and replicable local solutions, as well as concrete tools to enable learning and upscaling of successes. All local governance actors are encouraged to enrich this global community by uploading and sharing their experiences and stories with all the participating partners. Take a look at the presentation video here.