Launch of The Local2030 Coalition - Localization of the SDGs

Thursday, 23 September, 2021

The Local2030 Coalition - Localization of the SDGs

The success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development hinges on effective collaboration between all relevant actors. Knowledge, resources, skills, and partnerships will need to be mobilized on an unprecedented scale to implement all of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Local2030: Localizing the SDGs is a network and platform that supports the on-the-ground delivery of the SDGs, with a focus on those furthest behind. It is a convergence point between local and regional governments and their associations, national governments, businesses, community-based organizations and other local actors, and the United Nations system. Local2030 supports local leaders in collaboratively incubating and sharing solutions, unlocking bottlenecks, and implementing strategies that advance the SDGs at the local level.

Via this online platform, Local2030 partners are sharing tools, experiences, new solutions, and guides to support SDG localization. A core feature is the toolbox, which contains a range of concrete, practical and adaptable mechanisms and instruments that support the development, implementation, monitoring, and review of locally-appropriate SDG actions.

Local2030 hubs include both local and thematic hubs. The local hubs are spaces where communities—together with the UN system and external partners—identify their priorities with respect to the SDGs and implement innovative solutions that address local needs. The thematic hubs develop best practices and raise awareness on issues that are key to the local implementation of the SDGs. They are designed as partnerships between thematic experts, local actors, and UN agencies, and work to showcase best practices that can be replicated globally.

With the aim of providing a one-stop-shop on SDG localization resources and tools for stakeholders, this platform combines prior work by Localizing the SDGs and Local2030.

Learn more about Local2030 here:

Watch the opening video of the launch here: