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UN Global Goals - 18.05.2017

Triggering a wave of local actions in Europe and beyond
It is essential, as the UN does, to call for action to end poverty, protect the planet and promote peace and prosperity for all, through the 17 UN Global Goals (SDGs). It is equally essential to make sure these Global Goals are successfully implemented: this part is championed by local and regional governments.

Come to our event, “UN Global Goals: Triggering a wave of local actions in Europe and beyond,” on 29 May in Brussels (Rue de la Science 14 B), to find out how towns and regions can lead positive global change.

Organised by CEMR and PLATFORMA, this event will be the opportunity to find solutions together to make sure local governments have the power to localise (implement at local level) the 17 Global Goals throughout the planet. From showcasing inspiring good practices and local actions to discussing how towns and regions can lead, measure and monitor local implementation, this event will cover everything on the localisation of the Global Goals.

Several high-level participants will be delivering keynote speeches: the mayor of Udine and CEMR spokesperson for climate and energy, Furio Honsell; UCLG deputy secretary general Emilia Sàiz; European Commission – Policy Strategy Centre adviser and former MEP Said El Khadraoui and SDG Action Campaign Director Mitchell Toomey.

The Global Goals call for universal positive change from an economic, social, gender and environmental perspective. For that change to come into effect, the action of local and regional governments all over the world is crucial. That’s why it is said that the Global Goals work like the butterfly effect, triggering a wave of local actions in Europe and beyond.

Make sure you are part of the conversation on twitter with the hashtag #LocalizingSDGs.
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